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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Learned to give 100% but remember it is just a job. satisfaction is from meeting cost and schedule.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    There are some social events that make the work place fun.
    The work environment is quiet and secure.
    Low level leaders provide status reports to the team once a week. Middle level about once a month.

    Cons

    Finding project information is sometimes difficult. Leaders have mistreated the employees and got away with it for far too long before the leader was fired. I found I had to CC lots of people to get a response. Noticeably political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor leaders should not be given so much rope for so long. It happens many times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've been with the company for over 10 years in a variety of positions across the company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    * large stable company,
    * ethical company
    * well balanced between commercial and government work
    * can be very accommodating to work life balance needs

    Cons

    * very engineering driven
    * good 'ol boys mentality
    * talks to innovation but too many "mother may I's"
    * asks leaders to do their jobs but then are quite often trumped by higher level leaders, if they are going to be trumped why be asked to do the task to begin with?
    * benefits are below par

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Rockwell Collins as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    High quality, interesting work. Nice people and management.

    Cons

    Very traditional company, it has ups and downs with economy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Employee Treatment, Helpful Team

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Rockwell Collins as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    They really do care about their employees. Management takes the time to understand glitches and general problems and works with employees to give them enough time and tools to get the job done right. In IT, we were given full access to the wide array of engineering and desktop devices so there were no roadblocks in fixing anything. Management understood that some jobs would take extra time and they never rushed us. There was no pressure to fill a quota in a day as long as we were open with management about what was going on. Communication was great and team support was excellent.

    Cons

    Asset management was a bit off when it came to tech hardware. In IT, it would be helpful to know where everything is when we have to work on it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be on-site a bit more. Contact was still great but I feel our managers weren't on our site enough to see a typical day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great CO-OP experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Collins as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I was very involved in the work. I was treated as if I was a regular employee with full responsibilities, except not all the power points. I was given interesting tasks to complete. My co-workers and manager made me feel like part of the team and were very welcoming.

    Cons

    There are lots of layers of management and it seems to be the reason change is slow. It can seem like higher level managers only care about doing what is impressive to other managers and not always what is best for the customers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent for motivated employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    Will allow your career to go as high as you are qualified.
    Great for smart hard working people.
    Excellent work facilities including a top quality gym.
    Lots of opportunities to grow professionally, formally (tuition and time) and informally (on the job).

    Cons

    Health care becoming a bit intrusive - continually wanting more private info and participation in unnecessary hoop-jumping activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to continue to let the cream of the crop rise.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I Liked it working here

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Rockwell Collins part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    work ethics and culture are the best

    Cons

    pay is very less when compared to other companies

    Recommends
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating place to work if you are results-driven

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 8 years)

    Pros

    Rockwell has some nice benefits - working hours are 7:30-4:30, you get 3 weeks of vacation plus Christmas holiday.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to move the ball forward - management team is typically "retired in the chair".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    sr software engineer

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

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

    Pros

    great communication from leaders thru presentations , good salary, great and interesting products, interesting issues and challenges, strong in avionics certification

    Cons

    rigidity in process, hard to change or improve processes,,,,slow to adopt agile and lean processes,,,,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply Lean as should be, ie involve workers at all levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work while raising a family

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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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Provides excellent work-life balance and has great benefits.

    Cons

    Very fast paced and stressful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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