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Outdated Farm Culture

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

Pros

Better than average benefits, reasonably well run and maintained infrastructure.

Cons

Very narrow product line, simply cannot compete in the market place. Clay Jones acquires and closes small operations to maintain the look of profitability. Most in management were promoted because they have been there; some cannot even write a straight sentence without grammatical errors. This is a farm version of the old boy network. If you reload spent shells on your off days, come soon.

Advice to Management

Sell the company, profit the stock holders.

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  1. Software Engineer

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

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Quiet safe area for raising children.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for job growth. Older management has not concept of work life balance. Excessive bureaucracy, red tape, and an engineering process almost completely delegated to engineering groups from finance.

    Advice to Management

    Make a concerted effort to streamline processes. Allow use of modern software engineering processes. Don't force engineers back into the same role for project after project. This leaves them with a lot of resentment and feeling that they are trapped with no way out.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Rockwell Collins offers a great work environment, opportunities for advancement and a friendly, team-oriented atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Test Technician in Manchester, IA
    Current Employee - Test Technician in Manchester, IA

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, three weeks of vacation accrues from day 1, good benefit options at reasonable prices, 401k plan w/company match, health/dental/vision benefits from day 1, employees are accountable for their own success, high ethical standards.

    Cons

    No more vacation until after 15 years of service, mid-level leaders don't follow through with actions and things fall through the cracks -- good plans don't always come to pass, can be high-stress as high performance is expected along with good quality, even when workers are newly trained in a new position.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to spend the money to make changes suggested by employees, when it comes to quality and performance. Many improvements could be made to documentation and equipment, but we are told that it's not in the budget and it never gets done. Follow-up on lean/quality actions is lacking. Many projects are started and never finished or are re-prioritized. Some mid-level leaders are not properly trained in project management; the project doesn't proceed in the proper fashion and there's no follow-up, so employees end up falling back into old habits, actions never get completed and we end up "re-creating the wheel" every couple of years.


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