Rockwell Collins

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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
669 Reviews
3.2
669 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.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sterling, VA

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Tight knit group of engineers (within your division). Everyone works as a team to get the job done. Managers, in general, look out for their group and keeps them informed. Provides a career development roadmap

    Cons

    Slightly stuck in old ways of engineering. Focus on Lean practices can distract from real issues hindering progress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A place to build a career.

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    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, well managed company, good location, great opportunities if you're smart and willing to work hard.

    Cons

    Penny pinching culture is sometime "penny wise but pound foolish"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to make everyone happy!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Excellent work-life balance, good benefits, terrible location.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    Lots of training and opportunities to learn new things.
    Excellent work-life balance.
    Good benefits and 401k matching (even for interns).
    Supportive management.
    Good cafeteria.
    Lots of interest groups.

    Cons

    Terrible locations. (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
    Very little vertical movement (management tends to be old men who stay forever).
    Dingy working environment, outdated, etc.
    Commercial area nearby is lacking in restaurants and culture.
    Below average pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to move into job functions more easily. I felt slightly stuck in one business unit and location. This is the reason I didn't come back, along with location.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Systems Engineer Intern G.S

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    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best reason is the flexibility of the positions. It is very easy to work around the company because the company is about providing avionics and software packages to the industry. So it's very easy to switch projects if you don't like it. Also, company is medium size which meant that it was easier to meet higher up management. As an intern, we met with the CEO on one of our intern meetings

    Cons

    Cedar Rapids Iowa is a very nice city, but growing up from New York City, it was very boring.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Technical Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Technical Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Rockwell Collins as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The management and projects were great, it was an excellent experience for a college student to learn about their industry. I always felt like I had someone to ask questions of and figure out the next step in a project.

    Cons

    Occasionally, I would finish a project and it seemed as if they didn't really have anything ready for me to pick up- I would have a day interim with no work to do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great Avionics Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Ability to relocate to various facilities

    Cons

    Inadequate training for junior engineers

  8.  

    Working at Rockwell Collins is absolutely wonderful. For anyone entering the financial and accounting world, recommend.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Rotate in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Finance Rotate in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    Positive networking, company wants to build you from ground up, lots of promotions and moveability

    Cons

    Cedar Rapids is a growing city, but may be small for someone who is from a bigger city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great environment coupled nicely with professional conduct.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Design Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Junior Design Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The best parts about working there was the ethics policies that everyone happily integrated into working life making it a very comfortable place to work and learn. All teams were made of long standing employees of the company which gave the place a good friendly feel with a really good work output.

    Cons

    The salaries started really quite low and took a little bit too long to climb up to an appropriate level without having to go down the leading/management routes to achieve appropriate salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very little useful advice could be given... Perhaps a more accurate way of assessing keen talent/ skills and upping their salaries accordingly would be the icing on the cake in such a good workplace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

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

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

    Pros

    Treats you well. People care about doing the right thing.

    Cons

    I just started somewhat recently, can't think of any.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I love working at Rockwell Collins. It's a great environment with lots of opportunities for career development.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Rockwell Collins is an innovative company with great career development opportunities, and a competitive compensation package. I would recommend this company to anyone.

    Cons

    Some of the facilities need to be updated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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