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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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Pros
  • People are down to earth and know how to have a work/life balance in a sometimes high stress environment (in 128 reviews)

  • well known company good benefits (in 70 reviews)

Cons
  • Have to be ok living in Cedar Rapids (in 126 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 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company!! Highly Recommend!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Pros

    Strong appreciation for workers as PEOPLE and not just numbers and means to attain sales goals. Hard work is awarded with team lunches, dinners, and socials (and sometimes a few bucks). Coworkers are generally very hardworking individuals who take great pride in their work and are dedicated to the people their products are meant to serve

    Cons

    Cedar Rapids is okay, but I personally don't want to raise a family there. As a young individual, I would recommend somewhere that has more going on, unless you like more of a country lifestyle! This company also has other locations, of course, so don't let this be a total deterrent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Your workers love the time you put into developing them as professionals.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, leadership opportunities, constant change to stay competitive, Truly cares about it's customers

    Cons

    Not every single person meets the above description, but they are the minority that will shape up or ship out eventually

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Manager evaluations by employees are key

  3. "Great company, constantly improving"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CEO and his staff are working hard to improve employee engagement and satisfaction, as well as our aging facilities.
    Easy to move to different areas in the company.
    Great people at every site I've worked with (Cedar Rapids, Richardson, Europe, Warrenton, and others).
    Challenging technical work.

    Cons

    Aerospace & Defense can be a frustrating industry to work in, constant ebbs and flows in the market, policy, process, and government budgets make it difficult to get things started and, sometimes, to get things finished.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, it's making a difference!


  4. "Good Company with many opportunities!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Diversity, Trust, Innovation, Education Opportunities, Employee first attitude.

    Cons

    Different, Challenging, Expectant, Evolving, Selective


  5. "Shipping and recieving"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shipping and Receiving in New Berlin, WI
    Current Employee - Shipping and Receiving in New Berlin, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company
    Decent benefits
    and hard working co-workers

    Cons

    Pay is 12 for a job that had a median of 16 for someone with 2+ years of experience.
    Management is unresponsive and doesn't take your views into account.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees
    and pay the ones that work there but of a fair wage


  6. "Software Engineering Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere and work environment

    Cons

    Not what I want to do with my life


  7. "Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Electro-Mechanical Designer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Electro-Mechanical Designer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a friendly and very professional atmosphere to work within.

    Cons

    Presently very little new design work.

  8. "Great Employer / Great Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Radio Operator in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Communications Radio Operator in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I generally work with good people. It's a Union environment so our pay raises are fair and built into our contract. The benefits and paid time off are amazing! You'll seriously never find the amount of time off they give us anywhere else.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. The job is a little tedious at times. While having a Union is great, it makes getting a promotion impossible (because it goes by seniority rather than work ethic / performance). It also makes it hard for them to fire terrible employees who would never make it outside of a Union environment.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to make good employees feel appreciated and not like they're being taken advantage of when they go above and beyond.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "rockwell collins"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible, good benefits, great company culture, fun, understanding

    Cons

    large corporation rep tape and policies


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A major player in the aviation industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Marketing Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Principal Marketing Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good focus on the employees

    Cons

    Will die like a dinosaur


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