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"Where is the future at Rockwell Collins?"

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Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Melbourne, FL
Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Melbourne, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Health benefits with HMO is best in class. Coworkers are great people to work with. Interesting work with aviation products. Ability to move up through roles.

Cons

Becoming just another place to work for. No incentive to keep younger employees. Reducing 401k match and vacation accrual policy. Overall the company has had 5 layoffs in the last year.

Advice to Management

Your younger generation is leaving because they are not being paid what your competitors are. You are not showing them that you have a commitment to growing through your youth. What happens when all the 40_ year olds are laid off or retire?

Other Employee Reviews for Rockwell Collins

  1. "Strong, balanced company with command / control style leadership."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Rockwell Collins has long had a balanced business portfolio in both the commercial and government aviation industries. They have a well established brand, and are well known in industry. They have a global presence and supply some of the world's leading airlines and governments with aviation and navigation electronics, supplemented by training, service and repair facilities across the U.S. and approximately 20 other countries worldwide.

    Cons

    Internal politics are difficult to navigate. Employees have trouble seeing how they are part of the big picture, but want to make a positive impact on the company. Mid-tier leaders don't always provide clear direction especially in the shared service business units.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to empower employees by helping manage the internal politics that sometimes impeded real, sustainable change.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Very interesting and challenging work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer E1 in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer E1 in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with one of the best and experienced engineers in the field; The work is interesting and challenging, so for anyone that is looking to gain a lot of experience in a short amount of time this is the company to do that. In general everybody is friendly and willing and answer questions, which is very important for somebody just starting their career in Avionics software engineering.
    Additionally the compensation is very good, and work hours are flexible within reason; although this depends on you manager.

    Cons

    Lately, as a result of the general business climate, the company has started to reduce it's workforce. It has been announced publicly that within the next year 1200 people will be laid off; this has more than affected the moral of everybody, so it's not as happy place to be as it was when I started. On top of that, there is a constant trend of outsourcing software development to India and people have been forced to train people, that are not even engineers, that will eventually take their jobs withing couple of years if not sooner. The management is very old and without ideas. Most of the managers are people that have started their careers in this company decades ago and do not have experience or ability to change their way. From what I've seen in all the RIF's so far there have been no managers, so the people that actually perform value added work are less and less and people that manage and oversee them are more and more.

    Advice to Management

    There is too much separation between departments, we don't need that much management. Instead on concentrating to save money in the short run by outsourcing to India, try to invest in your people in a form of training. This will increase the value and satisfaction of the engineers in the company and increase the feeling of ownership of the products. If you don't do that the company will fall behind the other big players in the industry withing a few years time.

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