Process Engineer (Permanent) (Former Employee), Manchester, United Kingdom – June 2, 2013
Pros: development in other discplines
Cons: less development potential
Rolls Royce Civil Nuclear are aligned to the nuclear new build market for both the UK & Europe, in which they intend to provide primary island componants & in-service support. The work i have undertaken is vared, summised below: 1. Tender for the provision of Vessels, CRDM, Heat Exchangers, Reactor Internals etc. 2. Develop quality processes, standards – more... and templates 3. Created sub-system models for the next gen submarines 4. Assessing business opportunites within the commissioning market – less
Shop technician (workterm student) (Former Employee), St. John's, NL – August 16, 2013
It was a great atmosphere to work in with great staff. A typical day would consist of working on overhauling cylinder heads, or winches, or any marine equipment, I learned a great amount about a large variety of marine equipment. The management and staff were fantastic! the hardest part of the job would be troubleshooting and problem solving for some – more... issues while overhauling the equipment, but at the same time that was also the most enjoyable part. – less
Polisher / Hand finisher - Aerospace Engineer (Former Employee), Derby, ENG – March 11, 2014
Pros: learned a lot in a short time
Cons: only for a short time
I spent two weeks at this business for work experience as a Secondary School Student. Whilst on work experience I maintained fuel injectors, fuel pumps and worked on various different vehicles. This was my first glimpse of engineering and was when I decided that I wanted to have a career in transport engineering.
Custodial Worker (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – February 24, 2014
I had one of the bigger routes. Got it cleaned and kept it cleaned. Learned a lot about Union life. Management was ok. Co-workers were great. Hardest part was working outside in bad weather. Best part was using big equipment. I loved using the fork truck and lift truck and wearing my fall arrest equipment and being part of something very very cool...Jet – more... engines and high security sensitive areas! – less
cnc/fitter (Former Employee), Sunderland, ENG – February 13, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: 40 hours a week
My time at Rolls Royce was very challenging and interesting. I was working with very fine tolerances on large jet airplane engines. One of my main roles was to machine the curvic teeth into the top of the engine and it had to be done with good time and careful consideration. The component I was working on had tolerances within a 0.02 and 0.025. I also – more... had the opportunity to service and repair the machines when they broke down, this was a good experience and I really enjoyed the technical side to it.I worked on Askehrn/Broach/Morri machines which were Fanuc and Siemens controlled. I learnt a lot from my time being here such as being part of a big organization and working as an individual. – less
Warehouse Operator (Former Employee), Nottingham, ENG – February 11, 2014
I enjoyed working in a Warehouse environment. I learned to manage my time well in this role, as I had to move certain parts to places with a time limit. I worked as part of a team in the store room where we sorted parts. I enjoyed this job but didn't see any progression with this company.
Design Liaison Department (Current Employee), Design engineer – January 28, 2014
Pros: good rapport
Cons: humilities can be lacking.
Have had the good fortune of working with Yound & Elder in RR and working within other companies. Have found them welcoming of other U.K. mindsets from other parts of the nation. Being cloistered within the confines of Rolls Royce (RR) of certain makes one feel like a breathe-of-fresh-air when we lift our heads from our Duties hence building rapport – more... within company circles is still a vital life-artery to contentment. – less
Technology Specialist (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – December 18, 2013
Pros: great company
Cons: poor project coordinators
Communication of plan to do certain numbers for roll out of systems to bring up to standards for Rolls Royce employees. I learned to plan accordingly to time given. Management was kind of disorganized but having wonderful co-workers made the work place more prepared for the day to come. Networking with others was the most enjoyable part of the job itself
Team Leader (Former Employee), Indianapolis – November 16, 2013
Pros: decent compensation
Rife with nepotism and cronyism. As long as you are backed by the right faction, incompetence will not stifle your career; jobs are frequently created to give otherwise useless people "responsibilities". Very disorganized. Very little mobility for frontline supervisors. Supervisors are routinely put on "special assignment" – more... and told to report to midnight shift as retaliation for reporting physical and verbal abuses by upper management. The company has a Performance Improvement Program but no initial training procedure for helping new employees. Broken processes. Wasteful approach to manufacturing: When in doubt throw money at the problem while claiming you are using lean initiatives. AWFUL COMPANY. – less
Interesting work but poor staff investment and morale.
Private (Current Employee), Newcastle upon Tyne – November 12, 2013
Pros: salary benefits depend on rr turnover results, which have been excellent.
Cons: poor facilities for staff enjoyment - no fun events, hot food or celebratory evenings. very boring management !
Very good financial rewards with reasonable salaries and generous share bonus and savings schemes for all.
However, if you worked 40 years here don't expect any thank you's from higher management. Just be glad your line manager and friends are there to see you off! Poor staff respect.
Its a shame they have an ignorant attitude towards peoples hard – more... work and don't invest any time in any staff events (sporting, work recognition or even social evenings). Nothing to do with money either.
Poor decision example: Why have a perfectly good canteen serving hot-food for hard workers when you can strip it all out and force them to eat high priced vending food. Now everyone just eats at their desks. How sad. Get the idea of management here! – less