Rockwell Collins

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Great career starter

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Accountant in Cedar Rapids, IA
Former Employee - Accountant in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

Pros

Tuition reimbursement, learning advancements, great opportunity for growth and a diverse work experience (depending on your manager), a good compaany to start your career and get some experience

Cons

Some bad apples in the bunch, but that is normal, have cut back on some small incentives, bad location for the makority of their accounting/finance positions,

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work on improving middle management and get rid of those that are not willing to reform and help individual contributors grow

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Time is running short for Rockwell Collins

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stability in core product engineering areas- which pretty much has not changed in the last 20 years
    Less work pressure if you know how to avoid taking on risky assignments
    People are generally not very bright so you can make do with very less effort.

    Cons

    Management is feeling the pressure with very high attrition rate. They are clueless, and I have personally been in countless 'voice of employee' meetings to do a 'root cause analysis' but they still do not get it
    Company is not growing, and project bids are rejected for technical reasons.
    They realize Cedar Rapids is not a first choice for many people, but still do not do anything to attract top talent.
    Nor there is any need to have extremely qualified people in the company since the job is boring and pedestrian.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the old guard all they know if bureaucracy and have a provincial mindset. More than geography they are the reason that the company is not growing.
    Empower employees who show initiative rather than sideline them.
    Next 5 years are looking very dim for the company unless it rapidly innovates and looses the managers who are the biggest barrier to progress.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Don't value talent

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Tustin, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Tustin, CA

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits, three weeks paid vacation plus a Christmas shutdown and unlimited sick days, partial tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Every position/title change is a "lateral move" with more responsibility with minimal to no pay increase. Corporate culture is very outdated and synonymous with military

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value talent by financially (among other things) incentivising them to stay. Don't penalize them for being an internal employee by low-balling them when it comes to applying for a new position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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