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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated July 18, 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 130 reviews)

  • well known company good benefits (in 71 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. "Operations"

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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.


  2. "Designer"

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    • 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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A major player in the aviation industry"

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    • 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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company, but slow to progress and invest in staff."

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

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

    Pros

    Somewhat competitive salaries, decent benefits, and overall good environment and culture

    Cons

    Snail pace on progressive ideas, innovation, and career advancement or progress track

    Advice to Management

    Management does surveys and has listened and made some changes and should continue, but managers need to all be held accountable and responsible for their relative staff. Career advancement and promotional incentive needs a lot of work. Very easy for a lower level employee to get boxed in and willing or not, ultimately unable to advance ones career wit the company despite qualifications and background. One of the CEO's missions was to encourage all within the company to value and promote based on employee's merit not tenure and seniority. I have yet to see this take effect. Still seems like this is an issue.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Overall - Good Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    Great Union. Pay increase every year.

    Cons

    Too many non working parts.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good people and good work environment"

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    Current Employee - Flammability Certification Engineer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Flammability Certification Engineer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The teams I have dealt with are amazing to work with. There is definitely a common goal. Decent compensation and good benefits.

    Cons

    Departmental communication is mediocre at best due to differing internal metrics. Lots of cleaning your hands once you've done your part.

    Advice to Management

    Work towards bringing the vision of the product and company into the everyday lives of the different departments.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Annapolis is a great location. Employees are committed to do a good job. We support the airlines which, for me, adds to job satisfaction. I think we are a nice size, big enough to do interesting engineering and not too large to become just a cog is a big machine.

    Cons

    Lot of "silos/smokestacks". Two groups working side by side not knowing what the other group does. Managers need to keep their employees in contiguous office space - 50 foot office moves not uncommon.

    Advice to Management

    Give feedback during the year and not just at performance appraisal time.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "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.


  9. "Good Place to Start Out"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Collins as an intern

    Pros

    -Friendly Co-workers
    -Cool Products
    -Learn whole software engineering process

    Cons

    -Location
    -Lack of contact about future opportunities after leaving


  10. "Rockwell Collins as an intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Rockwell Collins as an intern

    Pros

    Fantastic company with fantastic people. Healthy work culture and helping employees.

    Cons

    There really were not any.


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