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Helpful (3)

Once Very Good, Now Not So Much

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX
Current Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

It is possible to learn quite a bit here and have the opportunity to work on some very special programs. When you do complete a project, it can be a very rewarding feeling. When I started at this company, it was the first time I felt like I could be working for my last employer in my life.

Cons

This company suffers from making good and even great engineers into managers. As managers, they tend to be very poor and morale suffers accordingly. Some managers are permitted to simply bully employees in ways that would never be permitted if their leadership observed it. Unfortunately, managers at the Richardson, TX campus rarely suffer any real scrutiny by their superiors from Cedar Rapids. Every successful project witnessed was run by a project manager and every unsuccessful project witnessed was run by some poor engineer told to be a project manager. The magic is over and I see this company headed downwards with an exceptional emphasis on making sure that we meet or beat stock market expectations.

Advice to Management

Let great engineers be great engineers. Help them find a career path that lets them expand upon being great engineers. Hire good managers and stop making successful engineers into bad managers. It isn't a reward and many good engineers have been lost this way. Use more project managers and stop making junior engineers into project managers.

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  1. I've work for rockwell collins as a systems engineer for 5 years

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Tustin, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Tustin, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    paid vacation, tuition, good location

    Cons

    typical corporate management, limited growth

  2. Helpful (3)

    Good people, bad tools and procedures.

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, bad tools and procedures.

    Cons

    Terrible tools and procedures. 19th century tools and procedures in a 21st century world.

    Advice to Management

    If you screw up and buy the wrong tool, bite the bullet, fix it and move on.

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