Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Ultra Conservative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great products for military avionics

    Cons

    Not much fun, no team building

    Advice to Management

    Get your teams out for team building activity


  2. Helpful (1)

    It's ok. Has been better, could be better.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    14 paid holiday days per year. Annual bonus. Good work-life balance (depends on manager), nice environment. New CEO seems to be more employee focused.

    Cons

    So much emphasis on "lean". Spend too much time trying to earn "lean" points and it gets in the way of completing real work. Still "Cedar-centric" although mgmt (in Cedar) keeps emphazing that they are not. Upper management plans "morale" events and all-hands during high volume times. Seems like they are out of touch of when their staff is the most busy. This is not the same company that I hired into 15 years ago. At that time, it felt more like family and employees were more valued. Now, it's all about making the numbers even when the numbers were thrust upon you and were not reasonable. Takes too much time to get decisions made. Tools to get the work done are outdated and add to delays.

    Advice to Management

    Get some feedback on the tools that your staff uses. Are they adequate? "Morale" events should not replace the one-on-one pat on the back or positive feedbacks given more frequently than during review times. Employees need to feel their value more than twice per year.


  3. Conflicted About Review

    • 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 full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great midwest work ethic. Front line workers doing their best. Some great technology being developed, where visionaries are allowed to work freely.

    Cons

    Lack of vision to improve engineering development environment. Still using antiquated tools. Leadership is not in synch with one another. Each leader kinda does what they think is best, with little harmony across the enterprise. The division between Government and Commercial Systems Engineering creates an unnessarily hostile work environment between business units. Tech development tends to continually lag the competition, always following the leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Solicit and cast a vision. Allow your visionaries to become champions. Reward those who deliver substantial improvements.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Your Manager makes all the difference

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Frustrating for anyone with a sense of urgency

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

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

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (3)

    great but key personnel not being promoted to important position

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    promotion of proper personnel are a little weak

    Advice to Management

    look into your promotions of key positions

    Rockwell Collins Response

    Jun 5, 2015 – Manager, Strategic Staffing

    Thank you for the feedback. We continually look for ways to improve how our employees move within our company. Based on your perspective, we still have work to do. Thanks again for the insight!


  8. This company has a lot of potential to grow and improve

    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Ideas are readily accepted and appreciated

    Cons

    It takes forever to accomplish something, especially if it is new The culture is inconsistent across departments


  9. Helpful (5)

    Ok place to work

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

    I worked at Rockwell Collins (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Interesting place to work. Co-workers easy to get along with. Learn new processes. Flex hours. Training and career development are avaialble.

    Cons

    Too many lay-offs. Seniority does not matter. Too many processes (there is a process for a process). Career development is available if you are one of the chosen few. They are not diverse and inclusive.


  10. Good company if you land in a good team otherwise you are stuck.

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

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

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

    Pros

    Lot of job opportunities. Easy to move inside the company

    Cons

    Not cutting edge technology company. Old technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate employees by giving them the work they love to do.


  11. Good benefits, difficult upward mobility

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and work atmosphere. Education reimbursement program.

    Cons

    Repetitive engineering work, only a choice few got chances to design new products. Raises were not even consistent with cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!



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