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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  • Opportunities outside of Cedar Rapids are slim (in 121 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 22 reviews)

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  1. "Quality Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    Good vacation and benefits package

    Cons

    lack of cross functional communication

    Advice to Management

    work to develop employees and communicate with other branches of management


  2. "Quality Assurance Inspector"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flight Simulation with Government Systems Washington DC

    Cons

    No Rockwell Collins in Tulsa Oklahoma.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Hire more personal.


  3. "Company Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, very flexible work schedules, additional 13-14 holidays off not including your vacation time. Management has always been very receptive and easy to work with. Open door policy company wide.

    Cons

    Old school corporate driven ladder


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  5. "Employees come second to Wall Street"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and BEnefits generally comparable to Industry
    Worked with smart and capable people

    Cons

    Employee pay/benefits and any other discretionary budget will be sacrificed to meet earning statements to Wall Street
    Process driven culture eliminates flexibility to respond to a customer quickly
    Risk aversion impacts ability to be cost competitive
    Laid off employees are immediately treated like an outcast, no respect for years of company loyalty
    Leadership doesn't understand niche markets

    Advice to Management

    Corporate motto is "building trust everyday". Nice words but actions frequently show that it is superficial vice foundational.


  6. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Encourage work life balance
    Provide many many training to help with career development.
    CEO and divisional heads are pretty transparent with company's operations.
    Great co-workers.
    Great perks- tuition reimbursement, health wellness $$, 401K match, company store (which offers various discounts on movie tickets, amusement park tickets etc).

    Cons

    Generation gap between co-workers- The company still has many baby boomers, who can be good mentors but difficult to connect with on a personal level.
    Low pay


  7. "Rockwell Collins Manufacturing Engineering Co-Op"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    Honesty, Compliance, Transparency, Hardworking, Excellent

    Cons

    Acronym overhead can be a bit much.


  8. "RC Optronics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, benefits (including employee stock purchase plan), 9-80 work week

    Cons

    Corporate Leadership often makes decisions without thoroughly weighing consequences


  9. "Great People and Team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People and Team
    Internal job move are encouraged
    Decent benifits

    Cons

    low salary
    slow engineering interaction with actual production hardware/products due to Union rules


  10. "Rockwell Collins"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people here are great, and are engaged in what they do, which makes work exciting and fun. Kelly Ortberg has injected some new life and positive direction into the company. Lastly, the company has taken positive steps that have improved employee's work/life balance.

    Cons

    Health benefits have steadily decreased. Pay is OK, but could be more competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to employee inputs to make positive changes at the company.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "No Leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy commute and nice colleagues to work with

    Cons

    No respect from management. No leadership. Upper management incapable of making decisions in a timely fashion.

    Advice to Management

    Look closely at your new management team because they don't have the proper experience. The problem is that there is no respect for the mission critical facilities.



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