Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Rockwell Collins.
Interview Details – Initial phone screen. Then they flew me into the HQ for a round of interviews. Which was generally easy and the interviewers seemed to know the stuff they do. No very technical interview.
Interview Question – Explain DO178B processes that you follow Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiated a higher salary scale. If you quote a competing offer they try to match it. Take as much as possible during negotiation phase because after there is very marginal increase in salaries.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Rockwell Collins in July 2009.
Interview Details – The interview was not intimidating and there was one manager and 2 other staff members present.
Interview Question – What project have you completed in the past that you believe helped you get to where you are here today career wise? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Rockwell Collins in August 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online for a Software Engineer position, after one month I got a call from the hiring manager asking me some basic questions about my education, two weeks later they flew me to their HQ in Cedar rapids, IA. I had a whole day interview with different teams, asking me about my resume and some behavioral questions, three engineering managers took me to lunch in-between interviews. I was surprised for an entry level position they asked only three technical questions.
I'm still waiting for the outcome.
Interview Question – Do you code software in your spare time ? ( Oh God are you serious haha) View Answer
I applied in-person and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Rockwell Collins in September 2009.
Interview Details – Met with Department head and direct supervisor; together, then one on one. They were more about selling Rockwell Collins than interviewing me. My resume sold them on my credentials prior to the interview; I think the interview was more of a formality.
Interview Question – What can you do for us (when I had little knowledge of what this department actually does)? View Answer
Negotiation Details – They provided an initial offer, I asked if it was negotiable and I gave them a range above what they were offering as an example of what I expected. They met the range (on the low side of median) and I accepted. They gave me a signing bonus (I requested) as they didn't have to move me and my family to the area.
I applied online - interviewed at Rockwell Collins in March 2013.
Interview Details – Contact by email from HR. No phone interview went to office to interview in person.
Interview Question – Tell me about a manager that used good judgement and one that used bad? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Rockwell Collins in November 2010.
Interview Details – The interview process was very simple and straight forward. The hiring manager went through my resume and asked about my past experience with other companies.
Interview Question – He didn't really ask about anything unexpected. He was mainly concerned about my knowledge in design and communication skills. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – My negotiation phase for my full-time offer was simple. If there is a specific amount you want then ask for a little higher because HR will try to meet you in the middle.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Rockwell Collins in March 2009.
Interview Details – Meeting with hiring manager. Met 3 different managers. I was allowed to ask many questions. I mainly spent my time asking about real products. I was shown schematics, and other intellectual property documentation during the interview. If you want a job do this, and show that you can read schematics.
Interview Question – There were no difficult questions. The only requirement is to show extreme interest in a position. Also pilot experience is a BIG plus. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – A salary offer, and I accepted with out negotiation.
Interviewed at Rockwell Collins
Interview Details – I had a oncampus interview, the interview questions are regular interview questions, asked to introduce yourself. Most of the questions are regular and common seen interview behavior based questions there is one question which is a little bit tricky. Asked why to choose electrical engineering. Asked whether like teamwork or solo.
Interview Question – If you are working with other interns who you have never worked with. How do you guys determine who is the leader of your small group? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Rockwell Collins in September 2012.
Interview Details – Recruiters were very well acquainted with the discipline and various engineering specialties needed to completely describe the requirements for the position and understand my skill set. Throughout the interview process everyone was responsive polite and engaging. I never felt like I was in a "process". Thorough notes were taken and passed to the hiring manager, so I never had to repeat myself about goals, desires or prerequisites. Application paperwork was not onerous, took me about 30 minutes to complete.
Interview Question – The most difficult part of the interview was translating between my experience and the Rockwell Collins vernacular. The company has a very strong corporate culture, and some of their terminology was difficult to decipher from context. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The recruiter was able to candidly indicate which parts of the offer were flexible and which could not be modified.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Rockwell Collins in May 2013.
Interview Details – Entry Level Industrial Engineer
I submitted my resume online and within 4 hours received a call from an operations engineering manager to set up a phone interview. The interview was set up for the next day, and after a few email exchanges the time was finalized. During the phone interview, 5 different people as questions, mostly about team work and school projects nothing technical other than "What do you know about lean manufacturing?") and I have not heard back from them yet.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for us? Answer Question
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