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"Lots of time off. 9/80 schedule. Challenging work. Comparable other Aerospace Companies Systems Engineer"

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Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Portland, OR
Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Portland, OR
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Every other Friday off. Holiday Shutdown. Great pay. New Facility. Cutting edge technology. You feel like part of some important

Cons

Less chance career growth being a remote facility away from Iowa. No standard for management at company, they all beat different drum. There no consistency across shared services so the management is hard deal with.

Advice to Management

Fixed the shared service model, it is broken. All processes take too long.

Other Employee Reviews for Rockwell Collins

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Since we've gotten a new CEO, things have really started changing."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Senior management getting more employee friendly. Listens to employee feedback and makes appropriate changes. Relaxed work times (but not "flexible)

    Cons

    Recent reduction of benefits (401k is down to 4% match, changed to high deductible medical plans only). Engineering culture makes it difficult to get anything done (but at least this isn't held against engineers in the trenches)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make changes based on feedback from employees. Please, please get wifi available for employees personal devices.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Old-World Hardware Company Struggling to Compete in an Information Economy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low cost of living in Cedar Rapids.
    A non-trivial number projects in maintenance that provide good work-life balance.
    Wide variety of projects within the company. Don't like what you're doing? Go try something else.
    Get a job here and you can probably see to it that friends and family also get jobs.
    Competitive time off: 13 or 14 paid holidays and 15 days of vacation for new employees.
    Benefits are currently competitive with defense and aviation industry rivals.
    The company seems genuinely concerned about the vast degree of employee dissatisfaction.

    Cons

    Over 50% of engineers are dissatisfied with their jobs and are not proud to work at Rockwell-Collins. This is based upon the company's own Voice of the Employee Survey.

    Rockwell-Collins has cut benefits every year for the last decade. Salaries have not kept pace with benefit cuts. In the past, Rockwell-Collins was known for slightly below-average salaries that kept pace with a lower Cedar Rapids cost-of-living and were compensated by industry-leading benefits - this is no longer true.

    Rockwell-Collins is an entrenched Fortune 500 Defense/Aviation Contractor using 1980s processes and dated technology while attempting to compete in a modern economy. Rockwell-Collins excels at competing in enterprise and government markets where the cost of entry is measured in the millions of dollars and a high degree of regulatory expertise is required.

    If you learned about a process or technology in college 10-15 years ago, odds are good that Rockwell-Collins is just now implementing it: Subversion? Enterprise standard as of 2013. Outlook? We're still using LotusNotes. Modern bug tracking? We've got IBM Rational Tools. Would you like to use a modern software process or technology? Something like Test-Driven Design, Agile, Distributed Version Control? Hopefully you end up in a group that's defying the company's own Enterprise Tools group.

    Advice to Management

    Rockwell-Collins is not a company built to compete in a modern marketplace, nor is it a company building benefits and salaries in such a way that it acts like it wants to compete. Admittedly, you already know most of this, but it seems like there's a decided lack of will to act.

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