Rockwell Collins Interview Questions

Updated Apr 15, 2015
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Rockwell Collins.

    Interview

    Contacted by Recruiter for phone screen, a week later was asked to come in for a formal interview to meet with three people. I was really impressed with their recruiting process and efficiency at this point. I met each person for 1 hour each, making it a 3 hour interview. When I asked about the HR culture, I was told it's competitive - meaning locals aren't thrilled about them hiring candidates from other areas or backgrounds, but "they're working on it". The Hiring Manager stated that he doesn't micromanage, but then later told me that he monitors how many calls recruiters are making each day. Overall, I got the impression that they have a staffing agency mentality instead of a team of corporate recruiters. It was disheartening to receive a rejection email after the amount of time I spent with them. I would have expected a phone call. Especially since they monitor calls I found this to be really ironic..

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    • Tell me about a time where you worked on a large project and it failed.   Answer Question
    • Prioritize these tasks ...   Answer Question
    • General questions about work experience..walk me through your resume   Answer Question
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    Senior Mechanical Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Rockwell Collins (Richardson, TX) in March 2015.

    Interview

    It was a panel interview with an Engineering Manager, Sr Engineer, and Design Manager. All three were very polite and professional, but it was never stuffy and never uncomfortable. They were good humored adn asked a series of HR formulated questions. They were definitely easily answered for my level of experience but may have been tricky for an entry level designer. After the questions and general discussion about what they do and my professional experience, I sat down with the Sr. Engineer and demonstrated my skills in SolidWorks. All in all, a it was a very pleasant interview, one of the very few that I actually enjoyed.

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    Software Engineer New Grad Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Rockwell Collins (Cedar Rapids, IA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was extremely organized. I applied online in January 2015 and received an email from HR in the second week of February 2015. Phone Interview for one hour with hiring manager and other two team members was set-up. Resume walk-through and past job / team-work experiences were asked. Was called On-Site for Super Day on March 1st along with 26 other students interviewing for Software and System Engineering positions.

    Super Day Highlights:

    5 interviews back-to-back for 1 hour each. Met 4 hiring managers and 1 hour lab tour with the current software and system engineers.

    Managers asked questions generally behavioral and managerial like
    - Tell us about you
    - Past experience of working in teams
    - Why do you want to work for Rockwell Collins? ( This question was asked 4 times)
    - Why do you want to work in Embedded Systems?
    - SDLC Methodolgies - SDLC vs Agile(Scrum)
    - Difference between Verification & Validation?
    - What qualities should a leader have?
    - If given a long C code, how would you understand it?
    - How did you tackle a situation when your manager gave you the work you did not like ? Tell us the
      exact conversation you had?
    - What is you testing strategy?
    - How do you keep yourself up with new technologies?
    - What are your strength and weaknesses?
    - Tell us about your past events where you were leader?
    - How do you work under pressure?
    - How do you handle multi-tasking? What is your method to work on multiple tasks?

    All the interviewers were very very nice. There were 4 round. Each round had one hiring manager and one team member.

    HR Team was pretty awesome and very helpful. They made excellent arrangements for travel and logistics. Lunch and Dinner networking with current employees, alumni, and a senior leader.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Rockwell Collins.

    Interview

    Applied Online and received a call for scheduling phone Interview.There were three interviewers on phone and the duration was 30 minutes.Questions were about company,behavioral,academic projects.
    Have some explanation ready before the phone interview for behavioral questions.

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    • Behavioral Questions like what motivates you to work, situation where you had a conflict with colleagues and how you solved it, questions from resume.Technical questions on projects, role in the project, about company.   Answer Question
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    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Rockwell Collins.

    Interview

    Applied online got a call 2 weeks later the recruiter asked just one question how do you find a fit with this role considering your current work duties and i answered the question then he says well that answers my question, i was told that i will be contacted by email to schedule an interview with the hiring manager 2 weeks later i was told in an email that i was no longer under consideration, very upsetting process i must say

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    • how do you find a fit with this role considering your current work duties ?   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Rockwell Collins (New York, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I had applied online on their portal and I was invited for a telephonic interview. Most of the questions were related to software development lifecycle and requirement gathering. They asked me about one of my project and what I did in that project, about requirement gathering, problems we faced, testing etc.

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Rockwell Collins in February 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was over the phone and lasted about 45 minutes. The hiring manager told me a little about the company, what his department does, and some of the tasks that I would be doing during my first year. Most of the questions were behavioral though towards the end he did ask some very simple technical questions related to electrical engineering.

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    • Describe a time when you worked with a difficult team member.   Answer Question
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Rockwell Collins (Champaign, IL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I interacted with recruiters and engineers at university recruiting events on campus. I went to their tech talk and spent an hour or two mingling with the Rockwell Collins employees. I received a call that night to schedule an interview the next morning. Interview was with an HR recruiter and a systems engineer. The mood was casual, and they asked me about my interest and passion for aviation as well as how I would react in work environment situations

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    • I was given a situation and 5 different responses and I had to rate them in order from best decision to worst.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Interview

    Got selected to do interview in-campus. Mostly behavioral the recruiter was nice and seemed interested in knowing me and what I was interested in doing in the future. Very pleasant experience.
    I am still waiting on possible internship opportunities.

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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Interview

    Instead of technical questions only behavioral questions were asked for 30 minutes. And after interview they said apply online for the position u like. But they were very cool and friendly in interview.

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    • When did you give negative evaluation to peer in project and why   Answer Question

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