Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is generally good (in 54 reviews)

  • Good compensation good benefits (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. 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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    HUDs are us!

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting product line. Option for 9/80 work week with a moderate attitude to work life balance.

    Cons

    Not a good place for a Systems Engineer. If you joined HGS and was a successful systems engineer in another company or it appears even from other parts of Rockwell you are likely to find HGS frustrating. You will be told everything you know is wrong. You have to socially rub shoulders and toe the line to get accepted. Folks who do this will get to do as they please.

    Engineering is dominated by HW engineering that drives bottom up approach to system development. Systems engineers are treated as paper pushers. Weak senior level systems engineering leadership has attitude of leave as is. Same leadership will always defer to ego driven individuals who are either non-team players or too inexperienced to be placed in the position they hold. These individuals have very limited experience, as a result they drive top heavy and unnecessary process. Recent hires who appear to be more capable and experienced seem to get brushed aside.

    Company does not compensate for cost of living in the Portland Metro area.

    9/80 work week probably makes the site tolerable for most.

    Advice to Management

    You do not have the right people in charge to take the organization forward to its fullest potential or be successful in the future.

    Rockwell Collins Response

    Jun 12, 2015Manager, Strategic Staffing

    Thank you for this feedback. Employee feedback is important for us as we continue to build for future success. Please know that this information will be shared with other leaders in the ... More


  3. Helpful (2)

    Service

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great people to work with most of the time good benefits Liked my hours and the work week they worked work life balance was good

    Cons

    they need to communicate with employees on issues. better

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.. they are the experts in their field and they know their job


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  5. Senior Mechanical Engineer at Rockwell Collins, Wilsonville

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

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

    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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (2)

    A whole lot of back stabbing!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Great vision!

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Labview software position

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Love my employer

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

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

    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Aviation Geeks' Dream Engineering Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Unexceptional

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

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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