Rockwell Collins

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Rockwell Collins Reviews in Wilsonville, OR

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
640 Reviews
3.2
640 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance, upper management focused on improving things for employees (in 51 reviews)

  • At the moment, we have some pretty good benefits (week off at Christmas time) (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • Cedar Rapids Iowa is not an ideal area to retain talented employees (in 69 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great vision!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Account Specialist in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Customer Account Specialist in Wilsonville, OR

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth potential in my current location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Mechanical Engineer at Rockwell Collins, Wilsonville

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

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

    Pros

    Medium size organization, which means more exposure to other functions, more diverse jobs, wearing multiple hats

    Cons

    Not much room for promotions, salary is below state average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate obsolete and redundant processes and tools, otherwise Good Job!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A whole lot of back stabbing!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great People, Poor Software

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

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

    Pros

    They have some nice folks and a great facility.

    Cons

    During my 6 months with Rockwell Collins, I encountered the following:

    - poor overall software development
    - poor grammar
    - poor documentation
    - poor requirements writing

    I spent 4 years and 9 months at a competing Aerospace company prior to my Rockwell Collins contract-to-hire position and I had nothing to learn but bad habits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honor your contract-to-HIRE agreements. Do not string along engineering talent because one of your accountants forgot to carry the 1.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Labview software position

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

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very little overtime (they hire for 40 hours per week), friendly people. Very distinct roles in a project (if you like that). Generally Low stress. Very Good peer review tool. The cafeteria makes a nice breakfast sandwich. They make interesting products at this location (HUDS).

    Cons

    The custom labview executives, and the programing environment/needs are/produce low quality executives and code. There is very little reuse of code, some test executives should receive an F on maintainability. None have abstraction layer between test equipment and the test executive, or between the test instructions/commands/criteria etc and the test executive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All code and supporting data should be verified every time a test is run.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Love my employer

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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aviation Geeks' Dream Engineering Job

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

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Full of talented, passionate people. Lots of people have been there 10, 20+ years. I think everyone is there because they love what they do. A culture of excellence and improvement. Generous pay and benefits.

    Cons

    As with any company in the aviation industry there is a lot of process. This is as it should be for the safety required. I'm rather type-A myself and don't mind it, but the amount of process is not for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Unexceptional

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

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    In Wilsonville they have an option to work a 9 day/80 hour work schedule giving you a 3-day weekend every other week.
    Benefits are decent.
    Incentive pay depending on how the division performs.
    Educational reimbursement.
    Intellectual Property rewards for patents.

    Cons

    Training opportunities are poor.
    Opportunities for advancement have been poor (but have improved recently).
    Leadership training is ill-defined.
    Recognition for performance is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay good attention to the individuals who generate income or cost savings within the company and reward them appropriately. Make those rewards commensurate with the income/savings generated.

    Approves of CEO

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