Rockwell Collins

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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
691 Reviews
3.3
691 Reviews
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Kelly Ortberg
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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.  

    Your Manager makes all the difference

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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Although benefits have been cut, they are still competitive. Not many places still has the vacation/shut down that Rockwell offers. A lot of flexibility in work hours. Ethics and integrity. A lot of great people work here who are really trying to get things done.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING has to go to upper management for approval. They are not always in touch with how employees will react so things can get slowed down tremendously. New CEO is trying to change the culture but he has his work cut out for him. We make everything hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let go...some of the decisions that go to your level are not going to make or break the company...please listen to the people who are closest to the work...you don't know everything and shouldn't pretend that you do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company with good benefits and great people but a crappy location.

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    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Diverse workforce in commercial systems. Employees at various stages of their careers from all around the world.
    - Winter shutdown
    - 3 weeks paid vacation
    - Interesting products

    Cons

    - Slow to accept new technologies
    - Innovation is restricted by process
    - Meeting schedule is preferred over innovation
    - Cedar Rapids is in the middle of nowhere

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Frustrating for anyone with a sense of urgency

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer Manager in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer Manager in Dulles, VA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, quality products

    Cons

    The company is vertically integrated, all work revolves around a giant SAP database which makes even the simplest tasks or transactions take hours or even days when they should take minutes. The company touts the "LEAN" mantra but is by far the least efficient development/production environment of any of the companies that I have worked for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider allowing regional locations to run independently using their own tools, processes, and policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great but key personnel not being promoted to important position

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RF Design Engineer and Research Fix Broken Designs in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - RF Design Engineer and Research Fix Broken Designs in Melbourne, FL

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    very active in design and develope of key design of airplane support

    Cons

    promotion of proper personnel are a little weak

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look into your promotions of key positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Sr. Field Service Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    From day one I have been treated very well by RC. I work at a location by myself with very little supervision and I'm free to set my own schedule.

    Cons

    Initial salary was low in retrospect but has since caught up to the average. My base pay was lower than some of the mechanics I was supporting, but with allowances and yearly bonus it is not as bad. Not a lot of room for promotion. They put multiple projects under one manager to stay lean, but this does not allow for any upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so cheap when recruiting talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Right place for me

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    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    I feel very fortunate to work for Rockwell Collins. My leaders have always cared about me as a professional and a person. I get to do work that I enjoy and the company paid for my graduate degree. Having the holiday shut-down is the best!

    Cons

    It is sometimes hard to get decisions made quickly and efficiently. Being in Cedar Rapids is a blessing and a curse. It can be hard to move people here, but for us it is a great place to live.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep up all the positive changes you are making in the company. Every word you speak and action you take has an impact on your people. Even if it is something insignificant to you it can be huge to someone in your organization. This works in both positive and negative ways.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Company review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainee Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Trainee Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    -Good salary for freshers
    -Easy entry into avionics domain
    -Good culture and people to work with
    -Ample of opportunity to get onsite within a short period of time

    Cons

    -Not much to learn as u will be working on one feature an that too very little
    -Poor upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Should conduct overall peer review of the employees working under him

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Challenging and fun work within the simulation industry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Burgess Hill, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Burgess Hill, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great office and diverse work.

    Cons

    Lack of career prospects within this office.

    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    review

    • 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

    Pros

    Take care of their employees especially those who give years of service

    Cons

    Being located at Cedar Rapids is eating up the talent of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company to be in.

    • 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

    Pros

    Good Salary for the freshers

    Cons

    Not much technical for experienced

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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