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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This is a process driven company.

Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsGreat intelligent people. I worked for a smaller BU with diverse products and projects to work on. Opportunity to work and various aspects of the products.

ConsToo much processes which cause stagnate any innovation idea. Local management do not have discretionary funding for engineering to try new ideas.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo less counting numbers. Put investment in long term products that are less affected by the annual congressional budget.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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very strong and reliable company. Specially on the aviation market.

Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

Prosworldwide known for his reliable products on avionics.

Conscomplicated social administration and quite slow on feedback.

Advice to Senior Managementshare more details company's objectives internally.

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

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Same stuff, different day

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA

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

ProsKeep your head down and don't rock the boat and you can work your 40 hours for 40 years with no problem

ConsAll changes are driven from top management. Even when employees give feedback, top management puts their spin on it to make it what they want it to be. Then, when good engineers leave, they scratch their head wondering what happened.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit asking for feedback if you are just going to do what you want to do anyway.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Rockwell Collins is a great "cheerful" Company

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsIts good company for starters

ConsLesser Career Growth for experienced employees

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

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Watch the product begin built.

Senior PP&C Analyst (Current Employee)
Binghamton, NY

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

ProsVery flexible working hours with a great team behind you.

ConsConsistently changing reporting requirements in an effort to keep everything simple.

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

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Great vision!

Customer Account Specialist (Current Employee)
Wilsonville, OR

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

ProsGreat executive management with where the company is headed. I like the weekly communication that is sent to us from the new CEO.

ConsNot a lot of growth potential in my current location.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey could really look into smaller areas of the business for ethical, or unethical, decisions being made by certain management. There should be a better life/work balance.

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

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Overall reasonable place to work during better economic times.

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Richardson, TX

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

ProsProgressive company. Benefits are fairly good. Salaries are competitive. Company employs talented engineers and uses fairly current technology. Flexible work schedule.

ConsManagement at times inept.

If you don't work in Cedar Rapids there is the potential for work to be pulled from your group and given to folks at the "home office". I saw it happen time and again.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe way to profitability is not to keep laying people off but to seek out and develop new business. I tired after seeing 6 rounds of layoffs in a few month's time and left for a better opportunity.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Starts out fun, but eventually you are forced to do dirty work. Wouldn't recommend for social able people.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA

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

ProsYou get to work on some cutting edge government and commercial projects dealing with aviation and security.

ConsThe majority of your job is dealing with processes instead of doing actual engineering. The people are bland and act as if they are curing cancer.

Advice to Senior ManagementRealize young engineers aren't land-locked to Cedar Rapids like the older engineers. Younger engineers likely aren't married and don't have children, so they will be less likely to put up with low salaries, poor working conditions, and archaic business practices.

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

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Firefighting at its finest. Hurry up and wait.

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA

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

ProsGood pay for the area
Good growth prospects
Well balanced Government/Commercial

ConsNo real training of new employees
No real training of new managers
Sink or Swim
Bidding/Estimation process seems hit or miss, and when they miss it's not a small miss.

Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out the bidding process, and remove the ineffective managers. There are plenty that are good, but many that aren't.

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

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Going downhill rather quickly

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA

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

ProsSmall town , nepotistic , pedantic leadership with limited vision and slow reaction to real world events. Stuck in the late 80's technology

ConsManagers , VP's and directors have all been with the company since birth so no one will ever get fired / laid off or given a demotion. The present leader was a bean counter

Advice to Senior ManagementTake your retirement before its all gone

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

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