73% would recommend to a friend
(18 total reviews)
Brian Allen and Simon Miller
100% approve of CEO
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Updated 14 Dec 2022
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- 5.014 Dec 2022Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsBristol, England
This is one of the fastest growing companies i've worked for and things do change for the better mostly on a fairly frequent basis. Pros: Great new office good location awesome team love working in offshore wind
Change is rapid Goals shift1Rovco Response3d
Thank you for sharing your insights and dedicating your time to providing feedback on your experience at Rovco. We greatly value the perspectives of our long-term employees, such as yourself, and appreciate your commitment to our company's success in helping accelerate the energy transition with deep tech solutions. We're thrilled to hear that you've found Rovco to be one of the fastest-growing companies you've worked for and that positive changes are happening frequently. We're especially glad that you enjoy our new office location, the dynamic offshore wind team, and the overall work environment. We understand that rapid change can sometimes be challenging, and we appreciate your openness in sharing your concerns about shifting goals. Your feedback highlights an important aspect of our growth journey, and we are actively working to strike a balance that ensures positive progress while maintaining stability. Your advice to communicate more is well-received, and we take it to heart. Clear and transparent communication is crucial during periods of change, and we are committed to enhancing our efforts in this area. We are actively reviewing our communication channels and strategies to ensure that everyone is well-informed and aligned with our evolving goals. We encourage you to continue providing your valuable input, and if you have specific suggestions on how we can improve communication or address concerns related to goal shifts, please feel free to share them with us. Your perspective is essential as we strive to create an even better workplace for our team. Once again, thank you for your dedication and for being an integral part of Rovco's success. We are excited about the future and are committed to fostering an environment where our employees can thrive. If you have any further feedback or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out directly.
- 5.025 Feb 2022Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
A dynamic and fast growing company that gives you the opportunity to make a big difference in day to day operations. You will be challenged but this gives you the opportunity be involved with and learn a lot about different areas of a project. An excellent team of people that are very experienced in their field. They are dedicated to supporting each other and making you feel part of the team. Communication is very good with weekly whole company updates, this makes it a very open place to work.
As the company rapidly expands there are the expected growing pains. However, the company is open to new ideas and is moving in the right direction to adapt to the expansion and ensure the correct processes and procedures are in place.3
- 2.023 Sept 2021Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Some smart hardworking people who are friendly and willing to help each other out for the most part. However most of the best ones don't stick around too long. Interesting tech with a good mission to make offshore energy greener. Operational side of business making big improvements with more structure and planning and leadership. Face paced work lots going on not boring Reasonable benefits (flexible and remote working, healthcare, pension), development and training provided for some.
Tech side (Vaarst) lacks direction and experience at senior level of developing tech products and bringing them to market.Not enough market research and too much focus on marketing and appearances than building decent and sustainable products. If you dare to show initiative or voice an opinion that is not agreed with by the top then you will be berated, sometimes publicly. Senior management appear powerless to make decisions or even stand up for their teams-there is a lack of trust from the top. Cronyism is common,but this is not unusual for this industry.6
- 5.025 Feb 2022Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearBristol, England
Rovco has a great company culture - the people who work there are all equally energetic, hard working and supportive of each other. Rovco is a growing company and it's really exciting to be part of this growth and feel you are valued throughout.
With growth comes challenges, naturally! But with the right teams and support, they are easily overcome.2
- 5.025 Sept 2021Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsBristol, England
Flexible hours and the ability to work part time and/or compressed hours. The company's attitude to remote working is good with the choice of working in the office or from home. Private health insurance with free dental/eyesight support, and online access to private GPs, which I've been able to extend to my family. Get to work on exciting new tech, and I feel like I'm constantly learning. The people here are all very good.
Expectations are high and the company doesn't have a problem letting people go, sometimes losing unrecognised talent which can impact on team morale.2
- 2.026 Aug 2021Senior Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearBristol, England
- Get to work with some very cool technologies - Application of cutting edge technologies for good causes - My opinion was valued highly
- Ludicrous expectation of "time to market" from concept to prototype to product - Insufficient market research performed, assumption that "knowing the industry" is sufficient (resulted in 3 months wasted effort on product that wasn't viable) - Nepotism seems to be a problem, but is common amongst startups, so nothing unique5
- 5.015 Sept 2021Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
The team is full of friendly & helpful people, you can ask for help from anyone & they're happy to spend the time despite having a busy workload. There are lots of highly intelligent people working for the company but everyone is down to earth. You get the feeling of working towards a greater goal as a team as the company is focusing on making the industry more environmentally friendly & sustainable Great place to work if you like a challenge - there is a lot of opportunity in the business to put in place new process and to fix existing issues. Whilst some may see this as annoying, if you like to make a change & get stuck in then you would have lots of opportunity. It is not the kind of company where you can just sit back & do BAU. No two days are the same & it keeps you busy, you never get bored but at the same time I feel I have a good work/life balance - it's nice not to feel like you're clockwatching because there is plenty of work to keep you occupied Unfortunately I started with Rovco just before lockdown so I haven't been to many socials, but have heard lots of funny stories from previous events so it will be nice to attend more of these in the future! Communication is good in terms of keeping people up to date at a high level with things going on across the company. There are weekly company calls where you learn what is happening across the company, this has been really useful during COVID when people have not been in the office. Good opportunities to develop if you are willing to put in your share of the effort - learning & development programmes for example.
It can be frustrating at times when you are trying to drive change but it is difficult to get others on board due to issues such as lack of resource, it can feel like a bit of a slog when you are trying to work towards something to improve process but don't always get the buy in needed to push this forwards Although high level communication is strong through regular company calls, communication between teams could be improved to help with sharing of information and to align the teams as they're ultimately working towards a common goal Sometimes can feel high pressured/stressful but I think this is true of all companies/roles and I haven't felt this more at Rovco than in previous companies Doesn't always feel like there are supporting processes to support the fast growth so can sometimes feel disorganised/chaotic but this gives opportunities to make improvements4
- 1.05 Sept 2021Office BasedCurrent Employee
Committed, nice team, who always try to there best. Interesting industry.
Confused CEO, who is unpleasant and critical to staff. He says is inexperienced but doesn’t try to improve. Changes his mind almost daily, creates caos. Lots of ideas but not able to trust us, his team. Concerned with how look as a company to the investors, so lots of plastering on cracks . Tech products def need sorting out before ready. Long way to go to make good. A shame.6
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Rovco has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 22 reviews left anonymously by employees. 73% of employees would recommend working at Rovco to a friend and 73% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.
73% of Rovco employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Rovco 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.