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"Bullies in the School yard - Never Grew up"

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Former Employee - Senior Electro - Mechanical Design Tech in Cedar Rapids, IA
Former Employee - Senior Electro - Mechanical Design Tech in Cedar Rapids, IA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

I was fooled by the best

Cons

The engineers that are hired at Rockwell Collins realize early that to get more money they must be in management - They never become good engineers - They are taught to be bullies.

Those who can engineer do - those who can't - Manage

I was a fool to have stayed here so long

Other Employee Reviews for Rockwell Collins

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Under appreciated and under paid"

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    Current Intern - Senior Undergraduate Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Senior Undergraduate Intern in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The great thing is that they do not micro manage you.

    Cons

    As an intern you are heavily underpaid and under appreciated for doing the same job as everyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the hourly salary for an intern to compete with other firms and make more ways to appreciate your employees.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Once Very Good, Now Not So Much"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is possible to learn quite a bit here and have the opportunity to work on some very special programs. When you do complete a project, it can be a very rewarding feeling. When I started at this company, it was the first time I felt like I could be working for my last employer in my life.

    Cons

    This company suffers from making good and even great engineers into managers. As managers, they tend to be very poor and morale suffers accordingly. Some managers are permitted to simply bully employees in ways that would never be permitted if their leadership observed it. Unfortunately, managers at the Richardson, TX campus rarely suffer any real scrutiny by their superiors from Cedar Rapids. Every successful project witnessed was run by a project manager and every unsuccessful project witnessed was run by some poor engineer told to be a project manager. The magic is over and I see this company headed downwards with an exceptional emphasis on making sure that we meet or beat stock market expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Let great engineers be great engineers. Help them find a career path that lets them expand upon being great engineers. Hire good managers and stop making successful engineers into bad managers. It isn't a reward and many good engineers have been lost this way. Use more project managers and stop making junior engineers into project managers.


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