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Content to be a fast follower, RC won't be first, but smaller, better engineered...

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

Pros

Good infrastructure support. Strong processes for everything. Lean culture. Great place to go if you want to homestead in an engineering company. Strong set of talented engineers.

Cons

Lost the entrepreneurial spirit that gave birth to the company. Has NO consulting or engineering services division to offer to its customers. Just a products company. Very little motivation to leave IOWA, hence, very insular cloistered environment.

Advice to Management

Break out of Iowa (metaphorically and literally); be where the action is. Get more forward facing engineers interacting with customers, rather than just managers.

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  1. Positive experience with Rockwell Collins

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good healthcare benefit. Good Healthcare Saving Plan. People working here are friendly and very professional.

    Cons

    I have nothing Cons to say about this company.

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    Easy company to get your foot in the door

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

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

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

    Pros

    - Jobs available in commercial or government applications, balance the company when either sector is down
    - If you have a family, the education system in the area is boosted by donations.
    - Opportunities to be a "hero", working long hours to make a deadline or finding a way to do something better on your own.

    Cons

    - Engineers are hired without proper screening to fill positions, and ensure customers are billed hours. Poor employees take years to be removed, if ever.
    - Employees benefits suffer, while earnings per share increase.
    - Work is largely redundant. Very few people will do anything cutting edge.
    - Communication and teamwork is largely extinct.
    - If you're young and single, you'll find the town lacking variety. Major cities are within driving distance for weekends.
    - Product cycle times are being scheduled shorter, but effort was not placed into making it possible with the same amount of man power first.
    - Many good engineers go into non-technical roles because it's their best place for advancement and pay increase. Draining knowledge and experience from the remaining pool.

    Advice to Management

    - Improve the hiring process to bring in quality engineers. Ensure poor performers find their way out.
    - Follow through on ideas. Back them till success or scrap them for something better.

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