Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Improving Company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Pay, Strong Mentoring program, and ability to move around and get promoted for high performers. They have made great strides since the new CEO took over in modernizing the facilities and tech capabilities for employees. They have implemented new HR policies that have reduced some of the barriers for moving around in the company also.

    Cons

    Even though improving, some of the facilities are still worn down. The benefits are also not terrible, but not great. 401k used to match 75%, now it's 50%. Medical insurance has also taken a nose dive.

    Advice to Management

    change your mindset and actually follow the new HR policies! Too often I still hear of management still following old guidelines! If you're going to manage a new generation of workers, you are going to have to adapt.

    Rockwell Collins Response

    Jun 12, 2015 – Manager, Strategic Staffing

    We appreciate your detailed insight into the pros/cons of working at Rockwell Collins. Please know that your benefit concerns will be shared with the appropriate team. Thank you!


  2. Principle Technical Project Manager

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

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People - helpful and encouraging, eager to help. Technology - State of the art avionics, integration and support, with expansion into new areas. Management - Excellent leadership and direction. Work - challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    All in all there isn't too much to say that is negative about the company. There is a lot of work to do with a significant amount of pending work possible, additional expertise will be required to address these new activities.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management at RCC has developed a work environment that is conducive to supporting new ideas and designs while still driving superior productivity and results.


  3. Helpful (6)

    Good people, terrible processes

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are really good so the work environment is great. Cool products. 9/80 schedule.

    Cons

    Innovation is not a focus. Strange processes hinder everything since company is sure no one does engineering like them and refuses outside advice on processes and software tools.


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  5. Wine Educator

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Richland, WA

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience for learning about a new (to me) industry.

    Cons

    Original management was wonderful. However, the follow-on management lacked communication skills.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Sr. Systems Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Melbourne, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent in promoting work-life balance for salaried employees. Challenging projects available. Recognizes good performance in the form of small rewards

    Cons

    Does not recognize personal improvement. Although they will pay for your qualifications upon initial hiring, if you obtain higher qualifications (ie. graduate degree) while working there; it is completely unrewarded. You have to quit and come back to achieve recognition of your achievement.

    Advice to Management

    When folks are promoted from within, recognize them as being in the new position. Currently, say an assembler becomes a technician; management still sees an assembler and treats the person as such.


  7. ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Salary was fair, management fair

    Cons

    none at the time, all seemed okay


  8. Principal Program Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid, growing company in high tech markey

    Cons

    Concentrated in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more career advancement


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great place to be, advancement is a monumental struggle

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership, solid team environment, access to resources to accomplish complex goals

    Cons

    Time-charging practice stifles innovation

    Advice to Management

    Don't take your top performers for granted


  10. Helpful (4)

    Great product, great potential, poor corporate culture

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

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company with amazing history and great products. Successful in both commercial and government work. Room to grow, especially for engineers. New CEO has potential to bring a lot of good change to the company.

    Cons

    Midwest prejudice and exclusion attitude hold it back from being a truly international company. Bullying behavior such as yelling, berating, and backstabbing is tolerated. Salaries for technical but non-engineering positions are not competitive. Engineers treated like rockstars, everyone else not so much. Performance review system creates competition and bitterness among employees rather than fostering teamwork and loyalty to company.

    Advice to Management

    The corporate culture of Iowa is better than everyone else has to improve. It's great to be proud of your state and country, but not great to berate all other sites for not being in Iowa. If you want to be a global company, EVERYONE needs to start thinking globally not just those at international sites. Resistance to hiring at remote sites needs to stop.


  11. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Can work your way up really fast. Opportunities to work overtime.

    Cons

    there are no windows in the manufacturing areas.



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