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"good place to work,a good deal of tecnology to peak your interest"

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Former Employee - Product & Equipment Test Technician in Cedar Rapids, IA
Former Employee - Product & Equipment Test Technician in Cedar Rapids, IA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

great work environmemt,strong technical skills needed very good pay and benifits

Cons

takes awhile to get use to the weather,being from Florida,it took 2 years to warm

Advice to Management

medical and hr should better together

Other Employee Reviews for Rockwell Collins

  1. Helpful (3)

    "IT exists to impede the business."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for cost of living in area.

    Cons

    "Lean" practices taken to absurd extremes, while engineering copes with substandard tools and equipment.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up IT organization.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great Place To Learn What Not To Do"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Engineer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compressed work week.

    I saw an interview on TV a while back by the founder of a TV network. She was asked what the best job she ever had was. She answered that the best job she had was actually the worst, because she was able to learn so much from the mistakes. When put in similar situations in her TV job, she endeavored not to repeat them. Basically, she said that anyone could learn the correct way to approach a problem from text books or instruction, but only failure could teach why seemingly good approaches wouldn't work in the real world. Thanks, Rockwell Collins, for teaching me many lessons.

    Cons

    A super Cedar Rapids focused place. Essentially, because slave labor still exists in Cedar Rapids, management believes it can be perpetuated to the ends of the globe. This truly is a place where the work harder not smarter philosophy dominates. Engineers are often required to find their own work and justifications (or NWAs) for doing anything.

    Shortcuts to DO-178 exist at every turn. Additionally, DO-178 has been misinterpreted so badly that unnecessary evils have been added, and necessary steps are ignored if they cost too much. Essentially, DO-178 has been perverted to an extreme. Because a certain individual at a certain cert office has accepted this perversion for so long, it persists to this day.

    Process is viewed as evil, not as something that could benefit.

    Any problem can be solved by sufficient manpower, but not efficiently. Efficiency, maintainability, and enjoyment suffer here.

    Advice to Management

    My manager was inexperienced, never seeing that there was a healthy forest beyond the forest fire that was being fought each day. Pull your heads out of the projects and fires that surround and consider the long term picture. Invest in robust processes, tools, and individuals that will prevent Rockwell Collins from being completely obliterated by competitors in the years to come.

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