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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated January 17, 2018
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  • Cedar Rapids isn't the most exciting place in the world to live when you're a college kid (in 131 reviews)

  • They help to provide a good work life balance giving a very "Midwestern" atmosphere (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Welcomes entry level students"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting pay, 3 weeks vacation as a new hire, low stress work environment

    Cons

    Provide a more stable employment for all employees

    Advice to Management

    Prevent layoffs..


  2. "I would describe it by saying that is really good."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    is the best place to work.

    Cons

    Nothing to say. There are no cons.

    Advice to Management

    nothing to say

  3. "Great company to work for.... check out the rest of the industry and you would agree..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Benefits package (medical, vacation, etc)
    - IPP
    - Open to change (with a business case)
    - Growing from a 'Product' company to an 'Integration' company
    - Commecial and Government portfolios

    Cons

    - Tends to be Cedar centric but that is changing
    - Not a risk-taker company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to open and accept change. Open up to some risk taking to stretch the boundaries (unleash energy)


  4. Helpful (1)

    "So far so good."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cost of living. Benefits. Good people. Great place to raise a family.

    Cons

    Small city could be bad. Cost of living is low Meaning a similiar job in big cities pay up to 50% more


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Gratifying and Rewarding"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment to work.
    Great company to gain experience for the new engineers.
    Really easy to transfer within
    Family oriented
    Great company for minorities

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to other companies

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. Company is in the right direction


  6. "Working at Rockwell Collins was a good company to work for. They allowed me to work full or part time depending on need"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senor Buyer/Planner in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senor Buyer/Planner in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location, 9-80 work schedule

    Cons

    Working overtime made for a long day
    Before being bought by Rockwell Collins- Kaiser Electronics was outdated (technolgy)

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. "A very ethical company, and an enjoyable work experience."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Electrical 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

    Great flex time
    Solid salary
    Very intelligent people to work with
    Diverse work force
    Level 5 Managers are very personable, empathetic
    Lots of training options available to further skills
    Opportunity to explore both civilian and military work

    Cons

    As with any salaried position, when you have to work a lot of over time to meet a deadline, compensation is little.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, this company is excellent.

  8. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed athmosphere, flexible schedule, easy to get to/from work. Cedar Rapids is a quiet place to live at. All in all a great company that I would reccomend to anyone

    Cons

    I really can not find anything to say negative about the company. To some the quite life in IOWA might be a negative side, btu to me it was OK.


  9. "Good employer but need management improvement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Mature product line and mature business development resources
    - Wide variety of avionics and defense business
    - Very focus on reuse and product line development

    Cons

    - New middle managers hired with less managerial skill and less technical understanding
    - Does not prioritise programs and markets
    - Short sighted on programs that make short profit

    Advice to Management

    Keep an listen to good managers and fire the bad ones


  10. "Engineeing Mangement, {rogram management, Operations Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering/Program Management in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering/Program Management in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    34 Years as as outstanding employee.

    Cons

    Outstanading Place to Work. Employment iencompassed a wide variety of disicplines.

    Advice to Management

    None


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