Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    systems engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, good benefits

    Cons

    Low salary, slow to promote

    Advice to Management

    Position employees to match their skill set better


  2. Helpful (1)

    Very small footprint in the intelligence community

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Domain Engineer in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Principal Domain Engineer in Chantilly, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Paid at 102% when compared to some one else with similar education and experience, up to 13% annual bonus based on companies performance.

    Cons

    Annual pay raise was a joke, but the annual bonus made up for it. Health care went from OK to bottom of the bucket. No longer active in the IC.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for but location leaves a lot to be desired.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Collateral Sustaining Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Collateral Sustaining Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience, friendly and helpful colleagues. You will have many opportunities for hands on experience which will be very valuable.

    Cons

    Depending on your manager, it could take you a while to get to the next engineering level (i.e. Eng I to Eng II or Eng II to Eng III). My manager thought it took 4-5 years to go from an Eng I to an Eng II. Also, annual evaluations are typical if you are a new employee. You can already expect to get hit with: "Needs more experience and needs to know (insert product line or job here) better."

    Advice to Management

    The evaluation process seems a bit rigged. Feels like the old: "Well everyone can't get an A in the class" excuse. If a team is full of great engineers, no one should have to take low marks just because "somebody needs to be the goat".


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  5. Electrical Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good company
    - Diversity and inclusion are two of the core values in Rockwell so it really feels like you are home and welcome.
    - The technologies is not the top or the most up-to-date technology because of the nature of avionics. Avionics industry do not change between programs that much to minimize impact on aircraft certification.The process is really great, there is a solid reason behind each step in the process.
    - Huge company with a lot of opportunities to move from department/group to another
    - good management in general

    Cons

    -The pay is less than national median
    -The cedar rapids is kind of small without much of activities, but in 4 hours (drive) you could be anywhere you want (chicago, kansas, st. luis, omaha, Madison/Milwaukee, Minneapolis) so it could go both ways good or bad.

    Advice to Management

    - management should focus more on the career development plan for engineers. that way the engineers would feel more appreciated and they would become better engineers on the long run.
    - management should take the evaluation process more seriously where they should survey the opinions of projects leads to assess engineers level more accurately.


  6. good company to work at

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    stability , good pay, and very nice quiet city to live in in Cedar Rapids

    Cons

    small town feel if you do not like it. company structure is a little rigid, since there are many government contract


  7. Finance and Accounting Internship

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for networking and seeing mid-level management
    Compensation and benefits are good
    Strong effort to integrate interns into Rockwell culture

    Cons

    Both of my tasks had little face time with my directing managers
    My advisors were swamped with their own work and had little time for direction
    My project managers had little definition to what they would like me to do

    Advice to Management

    Increase the on-boarding opportunities for non-rotate and interns into Rockwell
    Organize whole teams after "optimizations' others-wise known as reorganizations
    Put cost account formulas and spread sheets the same accross you business units


  8. Fast paced work environment where customer and employee success are tied together.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is continually working towards improving the work space and life balance of its employees.

    Cons

    Training for job specific (non-assembly) tasks need improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve innovation in both products and change management.


  9. Helpful (2)

    except for the excess focus on diversity, this is a really stable, organized and forward looking company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Rockwell Collins

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good cross matrix organizational, COEs and program management
    They do their own manufacturing, not all 3rd party like many others

    Cons

    Continuous focus on finding someone who is different, when you hire, they tell you what color or gender you have to hire. Over and over. Gets really really frustrating. Can't we just the best qualified candidate regardless of race/sex/gender/bias/ whatever agenda of the day?


  10. Good employer if you can stay with them

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

    I worked at Rockwell Collins

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

    Pros

    Good pay and consistencey with policys

    Cons

    Being part of a large company you get lost in the crowd


  11. Good Company.

    Former Employee - Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Education reimbursement for continuing education.

    Cons

    Most new engineering grads hired left within 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Overall a great company.



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