Rockwell Collins

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On the Decline...

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Warrenton, VA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Warrenton, VA

I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

When I joined Rockwell Collins in 2007, Benefits were great and so was the compensation along with very interesting work. As time has progressed the benefits have declined year over year to becoming no better then average, all the while getting modest at best pay raises. If you have a good manager with interesting work you can excel in the company, but if you get moved around you can easily be pigeon holed into work you hate.

Cons

Very in-flexible to non-Cedar Rapids locations, benefits are getting worse and worse. Promotions can be hard to get and if you want to stay in engineering there isn't much advancement. Working with RC in Cedar rapids is much better then at regional sites, RC does't understand how to adapt to different locations needs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you want to keep down attrition, don't work people to death with no rewards and improve benefits, otherwise people will continue to go elsewhere.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Time is running short for Rockwell Collins

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Experience here is a joke, literally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is straight
    Benefits is cool
    Networking is cool

    Cons

    As a co-op/intern you find yourself having to beg for work all the time and when somebody does have work it isn't nothing but some crap they didn't want to do themselves. Bored all the time because there is never really any valuable work. Getting paid to do nothing. I can go on and on. I've heard this from many other co-op/interns so it is definitely levels to this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just stop it, ok. Stop it. Its levels to this..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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