Rockwell Collins

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Average Company at Which to Work

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  • Culture & Values
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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Richardson, TX
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Richardson, TX

I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The work/life balance at Rockwell Collins is usually spot-on. Colleagues are wonderful with which to work.

Cons

With layoffs occurring, morale is low and task level is increasing which is resulting in increased hours worked without adequate compensation for strong and reliable remaining workforce. Rockwell Collins does not appear to be competitive when it comes to base salary compensation/years of experience.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide better compensation for employees staying with the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's ok.

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    Former Employee - Aviation Meteorologist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Aviation Meteorologist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I mostly did not like working here but at least I had a job at the time.

    Cons

    Its not very fun. Lots of work on most days, not enough staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Unethical Cesspool of Discrimination

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    • Living in Cedar Rapids (for North Dakotians only)

    • The cesspool allows you to break into the defense field (gets you security clearance) – if you care for it, that is.

    Cons

    • Living in Cedar Rapids (for everyone else)

    • Cedar Rapids is notorious for flights in and out cancelled during winter. December through March you are pretty much held incommunicado from the outside world in the icy fortress of Cedar Rapids (the three-hour shuttle ride from Chicago O'Hare to CID offered in lieu of the flight does not count).

    • Company recycles old and unwanted warehouses and abandoned buildings throughout Cedar Rapids: if you get hired by Rockwell Collins, chances are you end up in one of those buildings retrofitted for office space.

    • Company lures new hires with an above-average sign-up bonus. Worry not: they will more than make up for it in the upcoming years by giving you 0% pay increases and/or by ranking you in the bottom 10%.

    • Unless you are a principal engineer, you get cubicle, not office – if you are lucky. But even more likely is that you'll end up in a pod – a large cubicle partitioned into four or eight stations where you get to sit in a corner.

    • All workstations are arranged in a such a fashion that anyone can sneak up from behind unnoticed and see what is on your computer screen.

    • Constant reorgs: musical chairs are played at a rate of as often as every six months. .

    • A propensity for 7 o'clock meetings.

    • Software engineers enjoy a nice 60-hour work week.

    • Company is extremely heavy on corrective action. The fascist HR will railroad you toward any corrective action plan you manager may devise against you – no question asked.

    • Managers at Rockwell have all graduated almost entirely from either Iowa State or U of Iowa. You can safely estimate your own chances for success within the company.

    • Glaring incompetence at the managerial level: a typical new Rockwell manager is around 35 years old who has worked exclusively for Rockwell Collins for about 10 years and has only a Bachelor's degree (an added insult to his being Iowa graduate, of course). Thus, it is common that graduate level engineers (MS's, PhD's) are managed by someone with inferior academic credentials and less experience.

    • Rampant nepotism and buddy system, which for you as an employee means that not only you have to constantly suck up to the manager (a healthy work environment, as we call it in this country), but to his buddies as well. Buddies, however, can be easily spotted as those who: a) frequently have lunch with the manager, b) strut around the office like peacocks, c) emulate manager's body language and manner of speaking, d) more likely to come out of manager's office laughing rather than rumpled, e) frequently given floor at the meetings to run off at the mouth while manager is sitting and nodding, and f) glower at your from under the eyebrows (with the consequences, of course).

    • Glowering from under the eyebrows is routinely practices across the company by the management and their buddies. You know you are toast if you've been glared upon by any of them.

    • At Rockwell Collins, you will be discriminated if you are perceived to be any of the following: llliberal, color'd, furner, or Californian (from any state which has normal economy where you can walk across the street and get hired by a competitor). All outsiders are universally hated at Rockwell Collins, period.

    • Ranking is required to have an upper and lower 10% of performers, where the money taken from the lower 10% is redistributed towards the upper 10% (trickle-up, the Rockwell Collins way). Quite naturally, all manager's buddies end up in the top 10% and all the four categories above are in the bottom 10.

    • Company is full of bullies, whose behavior is encouraged by management (who else?). Bullies are always manager's buddies and vice versa.

    • Company lives in a permanent state of lay-off. Oftentimes, the undesirables are corralled into one group which gets downsized next.

    • Managers are trained to disdain any experience outside of Rockwell Collins. Thus, while working at Rockwell Collins, you will never be asked "How much experience do you have?" and always "How much experience do you have AT ROCKWELL COLLINS?" (All signs point to the collusion in the matter at the highest level.)

    • Intense brainwashing and propaganda: computer classes on how fortunate you are to work for Rockwell Collins come up at a rate of once per month (or often) – woe to you if you get behind on any of them (unless you are manager's buddy, of course).

    • A pathetic clown for a CEO: Rockwell Collins is one of those hi-tech (or so they think) companies where a CEO does not have an engineering/science background. Well, it shows (see the above).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since much helpful advise has been dispensed on this here site and yet apparently disregarded by Rockwell Collins management, the only advise left is to please rid this world of your presence – it will be a much better place without you a**holes...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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