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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  • Have to be ok living in Cedar Rapids (in 127 reviews)

  • They help to provide a good work life balance giving a very "Midwestern" atmosphere (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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


  2. "Solid Conservative Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "Seems OK But Still In Honeymoon Phase"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    They purchased BE Aerospace. remains to be seen how they will treat the business.

    Cons

    None yet. Still have old business name on the building.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Very Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    High tech, progressive company that remains technically innovative and strongly supports Engineering excellence.

    Cons

    Managerial inconsistency that is "cliquey" and driven largely by the personalities of senior/executive management. Values loyalty - to the company. Loyalty is not returned unless you are a part of the governing clique.

    Advice to Management

    See above. Demonstrate that employee value is not measured by employees' willingness to reside in Cedar Rapids.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Largest Engineering Employer in Cedar Rapids"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance, Flexible Hours, Flexible Work Location

    Cons

    Very Slow Moving, Siloed Departments, Success and Happiness dependent on direct leadership.


  7. "Industrial Engineer Co-op"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Rockwell Collins as an intern

    Pros

    Compensation was a large factor in accepting this position for just an intern, along with benefits.

    Cons

    Working within a large corporation you can find yourself with variety of management issues. Also, being able to push things through this organization was nearly impossible, moving like snails.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good company but a Midwestern company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great process for product development and engineering.

    Cons

    cronyism is widespread. Some low level managers keep good work and opportunities for their friends and people they like; process for career development is only on paper.

    Advice to Management

    Keep low rank managers in check!


  9. "Sr. Systems Engineer"

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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

    Pros

    Good ethical company; Employees work hard to meet the company goals

    Cons

    Benefits could be more competitive with other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is not in touch with what we do day to day. Management structure and style is not typical.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Eng. Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Eng Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Eng Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, compared to some companies, Very good structure, and plans, with normal aero/space cycles of good and bad.

    Cons

    Benefits lousy compared to some companies. poor communication between sectors, Commercial hiring, and Government firing, but no cross filling of jobs. It was resolved later, but pretty demoralizing for the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking all the money and share with the folks in the trenches


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