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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
627 Reviews
3.2
627 Reviews
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Kelly Ortberg
108 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • A non-trivial number projects in maintenance that provide good work-life balance (in 46 reviews)

  • At the moment, we have some pretty good benefits (week off at Christmas time) (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • Cedar Rapids Iowa is not an ideal area to retain talented employees (in 65 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible working for them in Kuwait.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for less than a 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
  2. 2 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 for 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
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mixed

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    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
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Un-trustworthy upper management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Good Benefits

    Only work for this company as a last resort because you need a job. Use it as an experience builder while you look for better employment with a company that actually knows what it is doing within the satellite communications industry.

    Cons

    Upper management is not straight with employees bordering on incompetent within certain divisions of the company especially satellite communications. Inefficient operating procedures company wide.

    Pay is extraordinarily non competitive resulting in a high turnover rate, dissatisfaction with the company, and constant low morale for traveling and employees assigned to work overseas. No further employment opportunities within the division other than working overseas.

    Only work for this company as a last resort because you need a job. Use it as an experience builder while you look for better employment with a company that actually knows what it is doing within the satellite communications industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Most Ethical? I hope not!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time for 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
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Same stuff, different day

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    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Keep your head down and don't rock the boat and you can work your 40 hours for 40 years with no problem

    Cons

    All changes are driven from top management. Even when employees give feedback, top management puts their spin on it to make it what they want it to be. Then, when good engineers leave, they scratch their head wondering what happened.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit asking for feedback if you are just going to do what you want to do anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Going downhill rather quickly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    Small town , nepotistic , pedantic leadership with limited vision and slow reaction to real world events. Stuck in the late 80's technology

    Cons

    Managers , VP's and directors have all been with the company since birth so no one will ever get fired / laid off or given a demotion. The present leader was a bean counter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your retirement before its all gone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing, Job not a career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    Usually not micro managed. Flex time. The company has been working to upgrade the average employees computer and phone to allow more productivity. Most company hardware and facilities are being given a 'cleaner' look.

    Cons

    No rewards. Cut back on benefits every year. Middle Management full of politics. Career Opportunities limited to who you know. Salary will not keep up with industry average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With 15% attrition and overwhelming negative employee moral...don't you think you're driving the company down?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    Not a company anyone should join unless you are from cedar rapids or a U of Iowa grad

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    Good old boy network used to employ frieinds and family of employees

    Cons

    Be ready to be put down by the good old Iowa managers. As one director put it "unless you go to our school and are a family member you are nothing but cheap labor to us. No one else understands how Rc works" they lay people off on a 10 year cycle then use that as an excuse to buy and ruin other companies. Cedar Rapids is the only place things get done at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice they won't listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    More about themselfs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer

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

    Pros

    Use to be a good company to work for

    Cons

    More worried about themselfs. Management cares more to pad their pockets then care for the workers. Management lies to the staff just to string them along so they can keep the numbers looking good. Management does not and will not stick up for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. All your workers have that is why 80% are walking. Your management needs to be replaced because all they care about is themselfs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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