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Rockwell Collins Cedar Rapids Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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  • Have to be ok living in Cedar Rapids (in 127 reviews)

  • They help to provide a good work life balance giving a very "Midwestern" atmosphere (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company Culture"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Collins as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Everyone that I have worked with at Rockwell Collins has been outstanding. Extremely nice, intelligent, and helpful
    - Love the company culture. Has a very Midwest friendly feel
    - HR/UR has done an outstanding job developing the student program to be extremely interactive. Lots of social opportunities and are give full time work

    Overall, I could go on forever about how much I have loved my experience with Rockwell Collins. Between my internship and co-op I was constantly being challenged to excel and learn. Rockwell Collins has given me so many opportunities that I'm truly grateful for.

    Cons

    - Location. Although I have never found this a problem, it may be for some. However, if you're willing to try new things, meet new people, and explore outside of your comfort zone there are plenty of opportunities. Between Iowa City, NewBo, and the nearby larger cities there is always something to do!
    - Some may not enjoy Rockwell Collins because of the pace. I would be no means classify RC to be similar to some of the big name tech companies such as Google. My experience with Rockwell Collins has been that one of their primary concerns is their people. They help to provide a good work life balance giving a very "Midwestern" atmosphere.


  2. "RC in-review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Contributions towards 401k and HSA
    * Great Culture and people to work with

    Cons

    * Ability for advancement (always seem to be looking outside the dept.)
    * Senior Management communication seems to be lacking

  3. "Ethical company"

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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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most Ethical company. Working environment is very friendly and flexible.

    Cons

    Career growth is slow.


  4. "Summer Software Engineering Intern"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Collins as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits, office was newly renovated, people were friendly. Enjoyed the project I worked on and was able to see it make an impact in my department.

    Cons

    Worked alone 95% of the time and didn't really get to collaborate with my team. Saw other interns/coops who had a much better time with their team. I believe this was partially due to my mentor and the work that I was doing but it would have been nice to actually work with other people instead of mostly alone.


  5. "It was better when I started"

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    Current Employee - Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great, the individual contributors are great to work with, management doesn’t try to keep hard workers on the team. Just want to save budget for them.

    Cons

    Benefits are no longer good, lots of uncertainty with the acquisition, can’t work from home without being made feel like you are a slacker

    Advice to Management

    Stop forcing people to leave their departments to get raises


  6. "Great place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, Sr leadership that truly cares about their people.

    Cons

    Every company has ups and downs... Under current leadership, Rockwell is trending up!

    Rockwell Collins Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback--we couldn't agree more!


  7. "Bad Supervisors"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers friendly, courteous and empathetic.

    Cons

    Supervisors are not held accountable by HR or senior leadership for bad employee decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Hold yourself to a higher standard of conduct and become accountable for yourselves.

  8. "Good company, low COL area"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High pay, good benefits, good culture

    Cons

    Different areas of company have wildly different expectations for work/life and work ethic.


  9. "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly stable, values knowledge, interesting work

    Cons

    Challenging to get funding for projects that don't have an immediate payback.

    Advice to Management

    Try to think longer term.


  10. "Not a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Biggest engineering company in Iowa
    Low cost of living in Cedar Rapids
    Some very competent workers (in between the many incompetent workers)
    Happy employees normally from the North Midwest (IA, MN, IL, ND, SD, MN) and have never worked for another engineering company
    Good for internship, co-op, or short-term assignment

    Cons

    "That's the way we've always done it."
    8 managers in 4 years
    Nepotism & good ol' boys club
    Lack of engineering competency
    Incorporating identity politics into the workplace
    ROIC in decline every year since 2007
    Ended MBA reimbursement program (temporarily?)
    Bad weather and boring, poorly managed city
    Being acquired

    Advice to Management

    Be honest. Get to know your subordinates. Don't hire from outside of the North Midwest.

    Management overhaul is necessary. Maybe that will come with UTC acquisition.


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