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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
682 Reviews

3.2
682 Reviews
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Kelly Ortberg
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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.  

    Excellent place to work

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

    Pros

    Rockwell Collins is a leader in avionics and is absolutely the place to be if you are interested in the field.

    Cons

    The primary downsides of working for Rockwell Collins is the location and the plodding pace of the avionics industry.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Happy at Rockwell Collins

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, ethical, honest, and stable. Multitudes of eciting and challenges roles in several fields. The balance between Government and Commercial markets continues to provide stability and opportunities for growth even in challenging economic times.

    Cons

    Occasionally viewed as overly conservative and engineering centric. Talent development and career advancement is a slow and measured process. Senior leadership is almost exclusively developed from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand focus on talent and leadership development with additional coaching, training, and career path mentoring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good employer but need management improvement

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

    Pros

    - Mature product line and mature business development resources
    - Wide variety of avionics and defense business
    - Very focus on reuse and product line development

    Cons

    - New middle managers hired with less managerial skill and less technical understanding
    - Does not prioritise programs and markets
    - Short sighted on programs that make short profit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an listen to good managers and fire the bad ones

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Richardson, TX

    Pros

    Leading edge technology, work environment, and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Strongly influence by government politics

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Engineeing Mangement, {rogram management, Operations Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering/Program Management  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering/Program Management in Richardson, TX

    Pros

    34 Years as as outstanding employee.

    Cons

    Outstanading Place to Work. Employment iencompassed a wide variety of disicplines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

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

    Pros

    Relaxed athmosphere, flexible schedule, easy to get to/from work. Cedar Rapids is a quiet place to live at. All in all a great company that I would reccomend to anyone

    Cons

    I really can not find anything to say negative about the company. To some the quite life in IOWA might be a negative side, btu to me it was OK.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A very ethical company, and an enjoyable work experience.

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

    Pros

    Great flex time
    Solid salary
    Very intelligent people to work with
    Diverse work force
    Level 5 Managers are very personable, empathetic
    Lots of training options available to further skills
    Opportunity to explore both civilian and military work

    Cons

    As with any salaried position, when you have to work a lot of over time to meet a deadline, compensation is little.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, this company is excellent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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