Rockwell Collins

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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
688 Reviews
3.2
688 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance, upper management focused on improving things for employees (in 54 reviews)

  • At the moment, we have some pretty good benefits (week off at Christmas time) (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • Cedar Rapids Iowa is not an ideal area to retain talented employees (in 73 reviews)

  • No Work Life balance, HR doesn't have the minimum idea of employees needs (in 17 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Beware of old school mentality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Short term work good benefits

    Cons

    This is an old established company. It is run like a old family business . There are insiders and outsiders. The insiders will have jobs for life, the are from Iowa primarily and have long family employment at RC . If you graduated from UofI then you may become one. Otherwise you are treated like horse chutle . You get laid off every 4 to 5 years no real raise and no promotion .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more outside help , you've grown stale and the world has passed you by.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    seriously disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is plenty of work to do.

    Cons

    Management has been saying that they will address shortfalls in pay and benefits, but it is an empty promise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some loyalty to your long-time employees who have stuck with you through the hard times. Trust is past tense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A whole lot of back stabbing!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Conformal Coater, Was Hired to BE An Electral-mechanical Technician in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Conformal Coater, Was Hired to BE An Electral-mechanical Technician in Wilsonville, OR

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They have a cafeteria!

    Cons

    The lead person has been making a serious mistake for over 15 years. She got pissed when i went over her head and had an engineer look at the problem. They immediately farmed out that circuit board to be worked on outside if this company. They also pulled 98 airplanes out of the air to fix the problem. I was wrongfully discharged when I got sick from working with and breathing toxic chemicals. I will deal with breathing issues the rest of my life because of it. But she still has a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don’t put your employees at risk with bad ventilation with toxic chemicals. Amazing how you moved the chemical station and bought new ventilation when I had to go to the Emergency room. If someone is coughing and coughing give them something else to do so they can breathe clearly again. When there is a question on conformal coating that doesn't match the drawing. Listen to the employee. Stop trying to cover up mistakes that she excused as tribal knowledge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Abusive Politically Charged Environment w/Inept & Vicious Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Tustin, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Tustin, CA

    I worked at Rockwell Collins as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Engineering team lovely, decent coworkers. The culture is highly professional but tainted with the viciousness of the administrative staff and their manager.

    Cons

    Middle & senior management turn blind eye to low level managers that inflict abuse & manage by bullying. Administrative staff report to small minded & vicious manager that demonstrates partiality to pets & has created smoke screen to disguise inept ability. Exemplary work ethic nor outstanding caliber of work make any difference should you defend yourself against false accusations or bullying. Admins BEWARE. If you can take abuse & vicious females who are allowed to wield their power over everyone, you may be able to survive. If you do not tolerate high level stress & abuse then this is not the environment for you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take action to eliminate inept management team that show no regard for employees that are forced to tolerate this toxic, unhealthy & unprofessional work environment! Make it politically "correct" to defend employees against false allegations & bullying! Admins should report directly to management they are supporting NOT a low level manager that is inept. Senior Admins that report to Senior Directors should be stripped of their power and educated on interpersonal skills & taught the true definition of a harmonious team environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible working for them in Kuwait.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Satcom Engineering in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Satcom Engineering in Duluth, GA

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Cons

    Trying to stay ahead because of the low over sea salary that they pay us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think of the hard working employees before they consider themselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Most Corrupt Management in Industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Specialist in Warrenton, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Specialist in Warrenton, VA

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are female, you can get away with murder.

    Cons

    If you did not start out at Athena Technologies, you might as well be dead.
    There is no work on the books and few prospects
    All the best and most talented people have left
    Only the hangers-on from Athena are left and they are just there to bilk the mothership
    Technology is aging and not being refreshed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your dead wood and part time managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mixed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities if you want to work in Cedar Rapids, IA

    Cons

    Poor opportunities and poor potential for growth at any of the remote locations in the U.S.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Most Ethical? I hope not!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generous time off for a private company. That's it.

    Cons

    Unethical business practices, lack of leadership support for programs, leadership doesn't seem to care that our buildings are unsafe, there's no fire alarm syst at my place. No recognition for hard work and good ol' boys are promoted based upon who they know or sleep with. Buildings are old, dirty and poorly kept. I can't believe the company has been awarded a "most ethical" prize two years in a row.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pretending to care about ethics and your employees - put your money where your mouth is. You've managed to bamboozle some outside groups, but you're not fooling your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not the job for anyone with a long-term career in mind.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work is interesting and fun. Benefits and pay seem to be competitive.

    Cons

    The volume of work is all too inconsistent and lead to annual layoff season around late November. Even long established employees that played key roles were fair game. Prepare for lots of survivors guilt, low morale, and keep your resume current for what is almost inevitable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This could be a great place to work and even retire with. Fix the revolving door for the people that actually make the company money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    terrible experience last 2 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    small pockets of success may make work enjoyable

    Cons

    corporate in-bread culture from central Iowa, very little outside view points or experience; myoptic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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