Rockwell Collins

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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
691 Reviews
3.3
691 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Company aware of the importance of continuous improvement and lean practices

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Procurement Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Procurement Specialist in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable personnel, good engineering, excellent new program development practices.

    Cons

    Commitment to schedules and understanding processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add resources where needed prior to risk impact rather than mitigate after impact. Communication is key.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best place to work for a fresher

    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Highly ethical
    lenience with entry exit time
    challenging work

    Cons

    More work..kinda have to stay back when you have deadlines
    all employers are young so no many in the company have alot of experience in aerospace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek more opportunities for employees in domain

  3.  

    Love my employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Electronic Assembler in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Electronic Assembler in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good wages. I enjoy working with cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Due to the current economy, Rockwell has been forced to downsize. I some departments personnel are forced to take on more responsibility than necessary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, Diverse workforce,Interesting work

    Cons

    Promotions - lateral promotion policy is difficult to navigate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to all employees, no matter how long they have been at Rockwell Collins

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A Company that Lives It's Values

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    Rockwell Collins is a great company to work for. It's senior leadership practices it's motto of "Building Trust Everyday" both within the company and with it's customers. The work is challenging and individuals wno perform well are appropriately compensated. The company invests in it's employees through it's internal training programs and encourages pursuit of higher education. The leadership I have had the pleasure of working under have consistently emphasized work/personal life balance and have supported me throughout my career.

    Cons

    Cedar Rapids isn't for everyone. It is a wonderful town particularly for family oriented activities, but not be attractive for some younger employees looking for a more urban environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you have been doing. You have a good recipe; don't change it unnecessarily. Maintain your values, they have been key to our success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Director in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    Exceptional CEO - Clay Jones is a charismatic, focused and driven leader
    Strong financial position of the company
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Iowa/Cedar Rapids centric culture
    Lacking in true Global Diversity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If Rockwell Collins wants to become a global company, you should focus on building a globally diverse senior leadership structure. The focus of diversity at Collins appears to be based on skin color as opposed to building a true and exceptional workforce that has strong global work experiences. Company should look outside its walls to attract & retain senior leaders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Benefits, pay and team members were all excellent.

    Cons

    Need more research and development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Old boy network needs to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize new talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rockwell Collins offers a great work environment, opportunities for advancement and a friendly, team-oriented atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Technician in Manchester, IA
    Current Employee - Test Technician in Manchester, IA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, three weeks of vacation accrues from day 1, good benefit options at reasonable prices, 401k plan w/company match, health/dental/vision benefits from day 1, employees are accountable for their own success, high ethical standards.

    Cons

    No more vacation until after 15 years of service, mid-level leaders don't follow through with actions and things fall through the cracks -- good plans don't always come to pass, can be high-stress as high performance is expected along with good quality, even when workers are newly trained in a new position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to spend the money to make changes suggested by employees, when it comes to quality and performance. Many improvements could be made to documentation and equipment, but we are told that it's not in the budget and it never gets done. Follow-up on lean/quality actions is lacking. Many projects are started and never finished or are re-prioritized. Some mid-level leaders are not properly trained in project management; the project doesn't proceed in the proper fashion and there's no follow-up, so employees end up falling back into old habits, actions never get completed and we end up "re-creating the wheel" every couple of years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I'm experienced and here is the best collection of engineering talent I've been around.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PR Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - PR Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    High concentration of Industry experts and really smart engineers.
    Great place for challenging design work - some really interesting technology and product development that makes a difference.
    Opportunity to work with customers (and travel) internationally.

    Cons

    I commute 30min so I can live in Iowa City for culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful with adjusting the overall benefits package. This place relies on attracting top junior engineers. I'm an outlier - most of the technical and business leadership started here in engineering.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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