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Updated May 24, 2017
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  • Have to be ok living in Cedar Rapids (in 125 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!"

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    • 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. "Building Trust"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was great, family oriented company

    Cons

    none none none none none

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Reliable and stable work for the employees.

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to innovation


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  5. "Solid Conservative Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Average Benefits, Solid compensation.

    Cons

    Benefits have been reduced over the last few years. Employees lack empowerment

    Advice to Management

    Work to inspire and empower work force. Launch some new product development activities to keep the teams motivated.


  6. "Designer"

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    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.


  7. "Operations"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology. Positive working environment.

    Cons

    Tendency to react slowly to acknowledging that systems are needed to be revamped or totally scrapped before they become a hinderance. Need to improve on talent evaluation with regards to new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to change.


  8. "Great Employer / Great Benefits"

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    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. "Technical Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    Great place to intern while just starting out.

    Cons

    Not the cream of the crop.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. "rockwell collins"

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    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


  11. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits, peer to peer support and relationships are good, most employees are deep in subject knowledge. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Management is one dimensional, and that is all things finance. Numbers always first, and then a veiled message about caring about the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Stop assuming your subordinates are buying into your strategic direction; pay more attention to what your street-level resources are telling you about product, expectation, and market dynamics.


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