Rockwell Collins
3.0 of 5 564 reviews
www.rockwellcollins.com Cedar Rapids, IA 5000+ Employees

Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.0 564 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

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Kelly Ortberg

(77 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "A non-trivial number projects in maintenance that provide good work-life balance"
    in 42 reviews
  • "the cost of living in cedar rapids in iowa is very less so its a advantage"
    in 34 reviews
Cons:
  • "Cedar Rapids centric, even when the technology is being developed at a satellite location"
    in 62 reviews
  • "No Work Life balance, HR doesn't have the minimum idea of employees needs"
    in 16 reviews
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Great company in a bad location

Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA

I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat company in the avionics field. About market average benefits. Everyone is approachable. Overall great experience. If the company was in a different place, probably one of the best companies to work for.

ConsCedar Rapids is perhaps the most boring place on Earth. Even flights to go anywhere are ridiculously expensive. Everyone is looking to leave the company at the right opportunity.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow employees more mobility to transfer to other locations. Possibly move the company to a different location.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsGood compensation good benefits. Company has a good 401K match and pays above average.

Consmanagement does not care about employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Making some good changes

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsReally like Kelly Ortberg and some of the changes he's making

ConsEntitlement expected by long-term employees and a "old school" outlook isn't going to get this company very far.

Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Need's more Perks

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Rockwell Collins

ProsI enjoy the Holiday shut down and have long thought of it as a huge perk, until recently- when I found out that almost all engineering companies offer that same holiday shutdown to their employee's as well. Rockwell needs to not settle for "meeting market standards" but instead, be above the standards- we need more perks, otherwise, what is going to draw in a competitive workforce?

ConsI don't have a whole lot of negative comments, but the one thing I do notice, is that there aren't very many "Entry Level" positions that become available. As a recent graduate, I would like the opportunity to move within the company, but can't due to lack of experience.

I see my current position as a "Job" not a career.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA

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

ProsGood people, good place to learn things, many opportunities

Consyoung management (lack of experience), location is less than desirable

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I love working at Rockwell Collins. It's a great environment with lots of opportunities for career development.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA

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

ProsRockwell Collins is an innovative company with great career development opportunities, and a competitive compensation package. I would recommend this company to anyone.

ConsSome of the facilities need to be updated.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work and grow

Senior Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA

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

ProsI love what I do and the people I work with everyday. Great work/life balance and excellent leadership support

ConsCompensation tends to drag behind the competitive average and promotions are slow unless you fight HR every step.

Advice to Senior ManagementOver-communicate your view of the future of the company. Many engineers struggle with the direction of the company and their place in that future.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall Good experience, however depends on the manager you get.

Senior Electrical Engineer (Current Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA

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

ProsThe people who work here seem to be some of the best and brightest in the industry. While there are the people who seem to now know how to tie their own shoes they are easy enough to avoid. I have really enjoyed being able to learn from some very brilliant minds.

ConsThe defense industry is a difficult industry at this time specifically working on government contracts. Rockwell has taken alot of measures to counteract this however the situation has injected alot of unknowns into the work place.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time fighting for your engineering staff and working towards growing them. There will soon be a knowledge and skill gap that some very talented engineers can grow to fill with the right mentoring.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pretty good company to work for

Leader (Current Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA

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

ProsGood challenging work and generally good people to work with.
Collaborative in some areas and that's what makes the company effective.
Some good leaders that help move the dial in the company.
Looking to become more modern and attractive to new employees or younger talent that is the future of the business.

ConsLack of organizational agility to adapt to rapid need for change.
Poor talent retention, but mainly driven by location of most jobs being in Cedar Rapids, IA and a cold climate.
Outdated buildings and workplaces in most buildings.
Medical benefits, retirement savings plan, etc. are getting worse with no signs of improving.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a culture that allows the company to move quickly and adapt to the ongoing change of business demands.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Wonderful company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat benefits - lots of PTO. Employees are fun and pleasant to work with. Tuition reimbursement. Management is flexible and understanding.

ConsNo cons from when I was there

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