Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated July 7, 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. 9-

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Annapolis, MD

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was former ARINC employee and Rockwell Collins employee now. RC is taking care of employee better than ARINC but there no doubt that each corporate is looking at their own benefits more than anything. I like to work here because everything is well defined and organized.
    You have have every other friday off by working 1HR extra for 8 days ( Alternate Works Schedule ) which is great

    Cons

    1- Salay is not really good here because there is a salary struct with Min. med and max salary based on your education, job experience and the type of job that you are doing. You cannot jump high from your current position.

    2- "Big Boys Club" ( Upper management ) people are getting involved very low level implementation details with out having enough knowledge.

    3- Sometimes Rockwell Collins is doing very sharp and unexpected 90 degree right turn .. such as closing eEnabled project after 7 years of development in a day.

    4- There is not quality control on placing people into correct position. There are so many senior people placed in wrong position in this company

    Advice to Management

    Stay away from thing that are out of your expertise


  2. Helpful (2)

    Manufacturing Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, opportunity to travel, opens doors when applying to jobs outside companies!

    Cons

    If you are really good at your job you will passed over for promotion. Mediocre people seem to get promoted. When asked about this management appears to indicate that if I was promoted the department would suffer.

    Advice to Management

    Stop outsourcing to Mexico, it's not less expensive! Management roles are not given to the most qualified!


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good to work for for a few years and learn but must leave to get ahead and for better compensation

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

    I worked at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Lean, smart, good culture, fairly transparent

    Cons

    Too centralized, little advancement in regional offices, lowered tiered employees had little say

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Technical Intern

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

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

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

    Pros

    This company is really good, most people are good.

    Cons

    You don't have too much work to do which may make young people feel boring.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Moving on ASAP

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

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

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

    Pros

    OK pay, good relocation packages. Lots of opportunities to move around the company. Good work environment.

    Cons

    My biggest issue is that I was not able to get on the career path that I wanted to even after switching jobs. Also, women are not treated as equals. I don't know very many women who came back to the same job after maternity leave and men are not expected to take any paternity leave. Human factors doesn't exist so don't come here for anything human factors related. Even if you are a strong performer, the raises suck. So, if you want to make money you have to move into mgmt.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees needs.


  7. It's okay

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Expensive health care, no opportunities for advancement, low company contribution to 401K, unwritten rule for unflexible work hours even though they say otherwise, no work/life balance, lack of training for project engineers leads to bad planning with people working over holidays

    Advice to Management

    Plan better so employees can have holidays, be honest with employees for opportunities for advancement, more honest feedback during performance reviews.


  8. Smart Colleagues, good work, but uncertain future

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Interesting work and a great team of super qualified, highly motivated, staff.

    Cons

    At an inflection point, not sure if the future will involve growth or stagnation.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bringing in outsiders to run the division and instead utilized the existing staff.


  9. Helpful (5)

    EBusiness Organization

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

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good location for IT offices in downtown area
    Company provides good benefits
    Secured parking facility
    Directors and higher level roles get company provided refrigerator and water, juice, soda supplies for office

    Cons

    Lack of good leadership in IT eBusiness
    IT probably has the worst cultural environment for innovation compared to the rest of the enterprise
    Bountiful brown nosing

    Advice to Management

    Look closer at overall employee satisfaction in the eBusiness area
    Consider external audit of IT systems and operations
    Change senior leaders of eBusiness, bring in leaders from other areas within business


  10. Wine Educator

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Richland, WA

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

    Pros

    Great experience for learning about a new (to me) industry.

    Cons

    Original management was wonderful. However, the follow-on management lacked communication skills.


  11. ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Salary was fair, management fair

    Cons

    none at the time, all seemed okay



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