Rockwell Collins

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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 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  

    it's ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    flexible work hour, peaceful life

    Cons

    slow, not very motivated, no many changes

  2.  

    Great to be in the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Its product base company and it focuses on quality. Your work would be recognized.

    Cons

    Carrier oriented people might not get one technology specific work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall Good experience. Need to upgrade overall infrastructure in terms of tools and resources for employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    work life balance, upper management focused on improving things for employees.

    Cons

    behind our peers in the industry with benefits comp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Manufacturing Engineering

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Materials & Process Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Materials & Process Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company supports implementation projects. Company provides opportunity for personal growth. Very good employees benefits as well as good salary increases.

    Cons

    Too many managers working from their desk lack hands on skills. A few managers used their power to make changes that did not benefit the company and were not for the good of its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to have some technical background in order to understand the need to become more competitive in the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to work for freshers and Managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Nice Pay Scale for freshers comparable to other similar industries
    Nice recognition/appraisal/hike if your performing extremely well.

    Cons

    Not much challenging work, one would find himself/herself doing same work for years.
    HR and upper management decisions are pretty lame when it comes to appraisal, and promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should recognize the talents and retain those employees. IMHO, one doesn't simply leave an organization, poor management force them to leave.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Well run at the top, Machiavellian in the middle

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    The company is wisely split between counter-cyclical industries, namely commercial avionics and defense. Work/life balance is generally good. Tuition reimbursement is good. Salaries are fair.

    Cons

    With around 90% of employees in the geographic area around the headquarters (Cedar Rapids, IA), there is a undeniable favoring of teams there. In some cases, middle management actively undermines projects at remote sites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reign in or outright replace petty, vengeful middle managers who clearly did not learn in kindergarten everything they needed to know. Provide more opportunities to move across functions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grinding.

    • 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

    Learned good and bad practices.

    Cons

    They want your life to be all Rockwell Collins.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Employment at Rockwell Collins, Inc.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Engineer  in  Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Engineer in Duluth, GA

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Basic Compensation and Bonuses.

    Cons

    No personal/professional growth. If you work outside of Cedar Rapids, IA or for a RC subsidiary career progression is none existent. You are treated like "temp" employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    High tech operation.

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging work. Good work/life balance. Fair compensation package overall. Honesty and integrity are highly valued. Technologies are advancing, offering new work opportunities.

    Cons

    Insurance costs much more than prior years, negating raises. Stagnant work force; need new grads. Certain programs are at risk of loss to other, lower-cost companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commit to your people and do as you say regarding employment opportunities, promotions, etc..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Highly structured environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Opportunities to participate on cross-functional teams and projects enterprise-wide.

    Cons

    Structured much like the military, a key client. Layers of bureaucracy, focus on rank, moves very slowly on employee initiatives, lots of self-aggrandizement at the higher levels, promotions based more on time in rank and "who you know" than performance.

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