Rockwell Collins – Why Work For Us?


At Rockwell Collins, it’s our people who make the difference and are the backbone of our technology. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Rockwell Collins as the cornerstone of their careers, helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. Join Rockwell Collins and help shape our future while creating yours.

With approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, at more than 60 locations in 27 countries, Rockwell Collins has the perfect job for you. We invite you to learn more about our Locations and the global regions where we do business.

Our company vision is clear: working together creating the most trusted source of communication and aviation electronics solutions. One of the goals in supporting that vision is ensuring we have talented and motivated people. Our Value Proposition for People is a key component for making sure we achieve that goal.

Not only do we focus on the people who work for us, but also those in our communities. Rockwell Collins is known around the world for our commitment and involvement in education, especially supporting science technology, engineering and mathematics. Click here to learn more about how our employees are making their communities better places to live and work.

But don’t just take our word for why Rockwell Collins is a great place to work. We’ve earned a number of industry awards in recognition of our technological, business and employment achievements.

To learn more about working at Rockwell Collins, flip through our archive ofHorizons online employee magazines or explore the rest of our Careers site.


Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the design, production and support of innovative solutions for our customers in aerospace and defense. Our expertise in flight-deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management and simulation and training is strengthened by our global service and support network spanning 27 countries. Working together, our global team of nearly 20,000 employees shares a vision to create the most trusted source of communication and aviation electronics solutions.

Our aviation electronics systems and products are installed in the flight decks of nearly every air transport aircraft in the world. Our airborne and ground-based communication systems transmit nearly 70 percent of all U.S. and allied military communication. Whether developing new technology to enable network-centric operations for the military, delivering integrated electronic solutions for new commercial aircraft or providing a level of service and support that increases reliability and lowers operational costs for our customers throughout the world, we deliver on our commitments.


At Rockwell Collins, you have the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry, and work on real projects finding real solutions. We have several opportunities for summer internships and co-ops to grow your skills and build your expertise. Work with us and you’ll get:

  • Competitive wages and benefits
  • Ongoing career development resources
  • The opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies
  • Meaningful projects that solve problems


If you’re looking for somewhere to work that offers you more than just a paycheck – some place where you can build a great and meaningful career – look no further than Rockwell Collins. We believe that ongoing career development enables you to realize your full potential, which helps the company realize its full potential.

At Rockwell Collins, whether you’re an individual contributor or senior manager, you can choose to enhance your current skills and/or develop new skills for the future. Whether you want to specialize in one area or gain experience in multiple disciplines, we help you do so through our formal training programs, tuition reimbursement, enterprise mentoring, job rotation and one-on-one coaching. We offer an environment where people are truly committed to helping you succeed.

Rockwell Collins offers a comprehensive career development toolkit to guide your planning. You can customize these resources to help you identify ways to grow and prepare for opportunities with our organization.


Recognized by DiversityInc as a Top 50 Company for Diversity, Rockwell Collins understands that fostering an environment of inclusion, collaboration and ownership serves as a catalyst for increasing our competitive advantage. The diverse viewpoints, ideas and backgrounds of our employees around the world fuel our spirit of innovation – and are key to our business success.

Our diversity journey is leading us toward being a stronger, more global company. Meeting that challenge depends on our ongoing efforts to build a talented and motivated workforce – and to maintain a culture that values our differences as individuals. Our leaders around the world drive country-specific diversity and inclusion efforts to help every employee understand how our differences can be leveraged to help us work together better, no matter where we might be located.

"At Rockwell Collins, we define diversity as difference – whether by geography, interpersonal traits, learning styles, lifestyles, personal beliefs, physical and mental attributes/abilities, race, sexual orientation or work environment."

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    Awesome people, current equipment, great working environment.


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    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Rockwell Collins.


    I applied for an engineering internship through a career fair at my campus. The first step was the traditional elevator pitch at the career fair. There was nothing particularly unique about it. An HR rep scanned my resume and asked for me to elaborate on certain items. The HR rep seemed satisfied and put my name down on a sheet to schedule an interview on campus. The interview itself was very pleasant—possibly the most relaxed interview I've ever had. There were two people present. One was an HR rep and the other was a full time engineer. The HR rep asked pretty standard interview questions (e.g., greatest strengths and weaknesses, what do you know about the company, give an example of a leadership experience, etc.). The engineer asked more specific questions related to my technical achievements and my experience in teams (e.g., elaborate on a project I did in class, give an example of a challenging team experience and how did you overcome it, etc.). Overall, I felt like the interviewers were not trying to be intimidating like some companies try to be. There were no riddles or puzzles that a lot of engineering companies like to do in interviews. I think they mostly use your transcript for the facts and just ask you simple questions about your resume to make sure you're not BS'ing them. They spent more time on character evaluation—would you fit well with the company culture. If you are comfortable talking about yourself in an interview setting then you should be fine. Because I applied at a career fair, I did not automatically get a job. The interview process essentially just places you into a list of "pre-screened" candidates. After the interview, you apply online to an "internship pool" job posting, and the notes from the interviewer are then tied to your account (hidden to you but not potential hiring managers). Then, if hiring managers are looking to recruit, they will scan through the list of pre-screened candidates and contact you if interested. I was eventually contacted by an engineering manager who asked to do a phone interview. At this point, you pretty much have the job. You just can't screw it up. The phone interview was essentially a repeat of the questions from the engineering interviewer in the previous interview. It felt like the hiring manager just wanted to do a quick check to confirm himself that I was what he expected me to be. A few days later I finally received an offer. The whole process may seem tedious and not worthwhile, since you do all of that work with no guarantee of a job offer at the end. However, the benefit of doing the interview is that you will likely be placed on the short list for upcoming job offers. Hiring managers from positions you didn't even know were open can look at the notes tied to your account, so your name has the potential to gain more visibility than the traditional process of applying to one job requisition online,.

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    • • Greatest strengths and weaknesses • What do you know about the company • Give an example of a leadership experience • Elaborate on a project I did in class • Give an example of a challenging team experience and how did you overcome it   Answer Question

Rockwell Collins Awards & Accolades

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Nunn-Perry Award , US Department of Defense, 2014
Top 50 Companies for Diversity , DiversityInc, 2015
Top 10 Companies for Veterans , DiversityInc, 2015
Silver Edison Award - Transportation , Edison Awards, 2015
America's Best Employers , Forbes, 2015
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Recent Updates
  • Rockwell Collins update
    30+ days ago

    Did you know...(a) Rockwell Collins-brand aircraft electronics are installed in the cockpits of nearly every airline in the world and its communication systems transmit nearly 70 percent of U.S. and allied military airborne communications, (b) remember Neil Armstrong’s line, “ giant leap for mankind?” It was Rockwell Collins technology that carried his words and video 239,000 miles to Earth, and (c) the invention of the GPS system? We played a big part in that, too!

  • Rockwell Collins update
    30+ days ago

    Thanks to one of our interns, the magic of Rockwell Collins avionics equipment comes to life in this sketch. Do you agree? #IWantToBeRC #RCSummer2015


Additional Info

Headquarters Cedar Rapids, IA
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1933
Type Company - Public (COL)
Industry Aerospace & Defense
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

At Rockwell Collins, we never forget that the world's leading aerospace and defense companies rely on us for smart communications and aviation electronics solutions. We put our technology and innovation to work to help you advance your goals. Working together, we strive to build trust. Every day.

Mission: Building trust every day.

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