Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is generally good (in 54 reviews)

  • Good compensation good benefits (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. Design Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PCB Design Engineer
    Current Employee - PCB Design Engineer

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful people, good benefits, very professional, ethics orientated.

    Cons

    Long hours, shorts time given to finish projects.


  2. Intern Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Collins

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a relaxed environment. You were given work to complete, and were not continuously monitored, but just expected to complete it on time and accurately.

    Cons

    The corporate headquarters are based in a small town in Iowa. It's not a terrible location, but there isnt much to do outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Be very clear with what you expect from interns. Some were given a project with a very vague goal, and the scope seemed to change every few weeks.


  3. A Great Company with a Fascinating History

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rockwell Collins has a broad product line so there's an opportunity to work with and learn about many different types of equipment. They have an active employee recreation program, with sports and other activities available year-round.

    Cons

    As a defense contractor, continued employment depends on their continuing to win contracts for new business. Occasionally there are business downturns that result in layoffs, which is why I no longer work there.

    Advice to Management

    Next time layoffs are needed, why not start near the top? There seem to be an awful lot of management layers.


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  5. Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Richardson, TX
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Full time summer internship, worked on a project from design through implementation all the way to testing. Gained significant skills for my future career.

    Cons

    Supervision wasn't on same page at times


  6. Manager, Lean

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    diversity of colleagues, opportunity to advance across org units

    Cons

    network-centric culture - who you know matters


  7. flight coordinator

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

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Schedule is amazing, 4 days on and 4 days off

    Cons

    lack of career opportunities to move up as a flight coordinator


  8. I love this place!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are amazing to work with and there are numerous opportunities here. Recently the company has made strides to improve engagement and infrastructure. In my experience work times have been flexible, which is a large perk for me personally.

    Cons

    We are a large company, so change takes time. Navigating the culture, language and multi-generational workforce can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the employees and break down barriers (both short & long term). Improve new leader tool kits, set them up for success before they take the role.


  9. Decent place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Trying to make salaries more competitive

    Cons

    Salary base below national average.


  10. Decent place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits. Flexible schedules.

    Cons

    If your not a degreed engineer, your going to be stuck in your job here.


  11. RF Systems Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Marion, IA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Marion, IA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work if you need a good work life balance.

    Cons

    The management has very little understanding of engineering hours.



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