Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
686 Reviews

3.2
686 Reviews
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Kelly Ortberg
102 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • A non-trivial number projects in maintenance that provide good work-life balance (in 46 reviews)

  • At the moment, we have some pretty good benefits (week off at Christmas time) (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • Cedar Rapids Iowa is not an ideal area to retain talented employees (in 65 reviews)

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Well run at the top, Machiavellian in the middle

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    The company is wisely split between counter-cyclical industries, namely commercial avionics and defense. Work/life balance is generally good. Tuition reimbursement is good. Salaries are fair.

    Cons

    With around 90% of employees in the geographic area around the headquarters (Cedar Rapids, IA), there is a undeniable favoring of teams there. In some cases, middle management actively undermines projects at remote sites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reign in or outright replace petty, vengeful middle managers who clearly did not learn in kindergarten everything they needed to know. Provide more opportunities to move across functions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grinding.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    Learned good and bad practices.

    Cons

    They want your life to be all Rockwell Collins.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Loved the work but company moved out of the business

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

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

    Pros

    Working with talented people.
    Engineering focus.

    Cons

    Little room for innovation.
    Very conservative about technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovation can happen here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people to work with

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

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everybody is very friendly and willing to work with you to get the job done. Great online university through the company that helps better you as a person and makes you a more valuable asset for the company.

    Cons

    Manufacturing floor seems outdated and could use some capital investment. I still see a lot of "fire fighting" when it comes to engineer work but I've seen that industry wide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update facilities, If you bring in new technologies and modern devices that the newer generation is using in school and at home, you will see an increase in the amount of people that want to work for you and the quality of the people that want to work for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Handler  in  Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Had to move to another town or I'd have stayed there.

    Cons

    None. Overall it was a good experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great experience so far

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    The work style here is casual. And the teammates are willing to help. The managers are nice over here.

    Cons

    The process here are sometimes over complicated. You spend too much time just to do little change.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    The largest company that you've never heard of.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    The amazing benefits are excellent

    Cons

    The bureaucracy and red tape that have to be navigated to accomplish anything

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, management is less than desirable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Low stress.

    Cons

    Old boys network - there are people in leadership positions that shouldn't be there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear out PMs that are not performing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A whole lot of back stabbing!

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    Former Employee - Conformal Coater, Was Hired to BE An Electral-mechanical Technician  in  Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Conformal Coater, Was Hired to BE An Electral-mechanical Technician in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Pros

    They have a cafeteria!

    Cons

    The lead person has been making a serious mistake for over 15 years. She got pissed when i went over her head and had an engineer look at the problem. They immediately farmed out that circuit board to be worked on outside if this company. They also pulled 98 airplanes out of the air to fix the problem. I was wrongfully discharged when I got sick from working with and breathing toxic chemicals. I will deal with breathing issues the rest of my life because of it. But she still has a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don’t put your employees at risk with bad ventilation with toxic chemicals. Amazing how you moved the chemical station and bought new ventilation when I had to go to the Emergency room. If someone is coughing and coughing give them something else to do so they can breathe clearly again. When there is a question on conformal coating that doesn't match the drawing. Listen to the employee. Stop trying to cover up mistakes that she excused as tribal knowledge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Employment at Rockwell Collins, Inc.

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    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Engineer  in  Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Engineer in Duluth, GA

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Basic Compensation and Bonuses.

    Cons

    No personal/professional growth. If you work outside of Cedar Rapids, IA or for a RC subsidiary career progression is none existent. You are treated like "temp" employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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