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Rockwell Collins Cedar Rapids Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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  • Opportunities outside of Cedar Rapids are slim (in 121 reviews)

  • I'd rather be an intern than full time as there doesn't seem to be much of a work/life balance once you're hired full time (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Employer Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Opportunity to meet a lot of skilled professionals
    Opportunity to work as an individual and as part of a team
    Opportunity to learn a lot of current technology and apply it to your job

    Cons

    Like anywhere, your manager makes or breaks your experience -- can be very good or very frustrating.
    HR is really not an advocate for the employee -- they support management in almost every circumstance
    Very large corporation -- close to 20K employees worldwide/7-8000 in Cedar Rapids
    There is a lot to learn when you onboard -- you have to learn the job and learn the corporate culture at the same time -- like drinking from a fire hose. Overwhelming at times.


  2. "Awesome people decent perks bad health care"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers were awesome pay was ok

    Cons

    health care is garbage, covers nothing


  3. "finance rotational program"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, can figure out what you like to do in finance. managers are supportive of career path and are willing to help you

    Cons

    Can get put in some rotations that you might not like or are ridiculously hard because some of the programs havent been updated and people keep sending you all work no one wants to do. its entry level...and you will always feel that. you have to be ok with the fact that youre gonna live in iowa if you work out of CR office...
    great for family life, not so great for single young people

    Advice to Management

    my experience with management has been really good honestly. no complaints


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  5. "Embedded software development and verification"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good environment to learn and work. People interested in aerospace domain would suit them.hands on experience in system will be helpful for knowledge sharing

    Cons

    Working in various smaller projects will not be able to learn complete life cycle of project.Technical aspect of the learning in the project is less.

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  6. "Largest Engineering Employer in Cedar Rapids"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance, Flexible Hours, Flexible Work Location

    Cons

    Very Slow Moving, Siloed Departments, Success and Happiness dependent on direct leadership.


  7. "Rockwell is an ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Collins (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Process is well developed, people are great and aspire to make the product lines great

    Cons

    Benefits are terrible, difficult to progress in your career path, good old boy network is prevalent, mostly maintenance and enhancements of existing product lines.


  8. "Software Engineering Intern"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, Flexible teams.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice for Management.


  9. "Good for Cedar Rapids"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    The people working here are good people and understand a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Opportunities outside of Cedar Rapids are slim.
    Cedar Rapids facility is very old and rundown.


  10. "Good company but a Midwestern company!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great process for product development and engineering.

    Cons

    cronyism is widespread. Some low level managers keep good work and opportunities for their friends and people they like; process for career development is only on paper.

    Advice to Management

    Keep low rank managers in check!


  11. Helpful (4)

    "shortsighted executives driving company into the ground"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay
    Decent benefits
    clean work environment with friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    There is no job security. The commercial aviation industry is in decline and Rockwell Collins is going down with it.

    Last year the company had actionable business intelligence that there would be a decline is business in the commercial aviation industry. Despite this they hired at least 5 new electronics test technicians at the Cedar Rapids factory. They are now laying off 9 test technicians.

    This willingness to sacrifice peoples' well being for short term gain demonstrates a lack of concern for the local community and a disregard for ethical business practices.

    If you will be involved with the manufacturing component of Rockwell Collins, I would steer clear. Trends are pointing toward further automation and hollowing out the workforce to save money.

    As the aviation industry continues to decline, I predict even management positions, engineers and other support staff will be hollowed out along with the blue collar employees.



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