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Rockwell Collins Reviews in Cedar Rapids, IA

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
672 Reviews
3.2
672 Reviews
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Pros
  • work life balance, upper management focused on improving things for employees (in 54 reviews)

  • At the moment, we have some pretty good benefits (week off at Christmas time) (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • Cedar Rapids Iowa is not an ideal area to retain talented employees (in 73 reviews)

  • No Work Life balance, HR doesn't have the minimum idea of employees needs (in 17 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Learned to give 100% but remember it is just a job. satisfaction is from meeting cost and schedule.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    There are some social events that make the work place fun.
    The work environment is quiet and secure.
    Low level leaders provide status reports to the team once a week. Middle level about once a month.

    Cons

    Finding project information is sometimes difficult. Leaders have mistreated the employees and got away with it for far too long before the leader was fired. I found I had to CC lots of people to get a response. Noticeably political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor leaders should not be given so much rope for so long. It happens many times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've been with the company for over 10 years in a variety of positions across the company.

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    * large stable company,
    * ethical company
    * well balanced between commercial and government work
    * can be very accommodating to work life balance needs

    Cons

    * very engineering driven
    * good 'ol boys mentality
    * talks to innovation but too many "mother may I's"
    * asks leaders to do their jobs but then are quite often trumped by higher level leaders, if they are going to be trumped why be asked to do the task to begin with?
    * benefits are below par

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Employee Treatment, Helpful Team

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Rockwell Collins as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    They really do care about their employees. Management takes the time to understand glitches and general problems and works with employees to give them enough time and tools to get the job done right. In IT, we were given full access to the wide array of engineering and desktop devices so there were no roadblocks in fixing anything. Management understood that some jobs would take extra time and they never rushed us. There was no pressure to fill a quota in a day as long as we were open with management about what was going on. Communication was great and team support was excellent.

    Cons

    Asset management was a bit off when it came to tech hardware. In IT, it would be helpful to know where everything is when we have to work on it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be on-site a bit more. Contact was still great but I feel our managers weren't on our site enough to see a typical day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent for motivated employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Will allow your career to go as high as you are qualified.
    Great for smart hard working people.
    Excellent work facilities including a top quality gym.
    Lots of opportunities to grow professionally, formally (tuition and time) and informally (on the job).

    Cons

    Health care becoming a bit intrusive - continually wanting more private info and participation in unnecessary hoop-jumping activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to continue to let the cream of the crop rise.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating place to work if you are results-driven

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    Rockwell has some nice benefits - working hours are 7:30-4:30, you get 3 weeks of vacation plus Christmas holiday.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to move the ball forward - management team is typically "retired in the chair".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    sr software engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    great communication from leaders thru presentations , good salary, great and interesting products, interesting issues and challenges, strong in avionics certification

    Cons

    rigidity in process, hard to change or improve processes,,,,slow to adopt agile and lean processes,,,,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply Lean as should be, ie involve workers at all levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great work place with friendly environment!

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

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

    Pros

    Great place for those who are just starting their career. Interesting work and the colleagues are friendly too. If you love to fly planes or want to know more about how their cockpit is designed then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    The company is headquartered in a laid back city giving not much room for social life. The technologies used are not edge-cutting. It is the same kind of work always and there is no too much of context switch. So at times, the work is monotonous.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior SAP Business Integration Analyst in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Senior SAP Business Integration Analyst in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary
    good benefits
    Career growth options if you are willing to change teams
    Mentor-ship
    3 weeks vacation + winter shut down
    very good work-life balance
    tuition re-reimbursement

    Cons

    Cedar Rapids location is terrible for young single people
    Long term growth sounds very slow
    People tend to work here for their whole career, so old school mentality
    Not very open to new ideas as compared to a lot of other tech companies... conservative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time with each reportee to understand what they really want to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Working at Rockwell Collins is absolutely wonderful. For anyone entering the financial and accounting world, recommend.

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    Current Employee - Finance Rotate in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Finance Rotate in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Positive networking, company wants to build you from ground up, lots of promotions and moveability

    Cons

    Cedar Rapids is a growing city, but may be small for someone who is from a bigger city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work for. Major player in avionics industry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    Very well balanced work load. Most of the software development process is automated. Competitive benefits. Unlimited sick leaves. Flexible schedules. Easy to choose from several different career paths.

    Cons

    compensation is average could do better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many changes recently with good results. Keep talking to the employers through surveys and keep improving.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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