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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. Helpful (4)

    "Not a place to build a career"

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    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Marina del Rey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Collins (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    steady, stable and boring place

    Cons

    no room for growth doing the same thing over and over again.


  2. "Production Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Location is perfect.

    Cons

    Never enough yearly vacation and sick time.

  3. "Would recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    Stable work environment. Lots of good people to work.

    Cons

    RC experience is really valued, but little else is.

    Advice to Management

    Advance through performance to match contributor to rating.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Emteq, BE Aerospace, now Rockwell Collins, tomorrow ????"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in New Berlin, WI
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in New Berlin, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The devoted employees are awesome. Very interesting product line.

    Cons

    This company has changed ownership so many times and will change again next year. Very hard place to work with really poor management. High level BE Management is out of New York so New Berlin facility is over looked and under rated.

    Advice to Management

    Be an advocate for the employees. Most managers are merely taking pay checks and contribute very little.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really enjoy working in the Richardson Texas facility where employee morale is important to management. Numerous activities & events held throughout the year. Great employee resource groups, recreational & leadership clubs. 9/80 work schedule. Good pay, free coffee & feel valued.

    Cons

    Vacation carryover reduced to 1 week. There is not a single paid holiday between New Year & Memorial Day.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Production"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comfortable working conditions , air conditioned, get to sit

    Cons

    Lack of OJT , noise, use of personal time


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience, Great Pay, set me up for success"

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    Former Employee - Technical Co-Op in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Technical Co-Op in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovation is the culture of Rockwell Collins. As a Co-Op I was still in college when I worked at Rockwell so when I started there I didn't think they would care what I had to say when it came to doing things as important as adjusting the manufacturing process. My bosses were always encouraging me to pursue my ideas even if I made a mistake. Great place to work.

    Cons

    The only thing I didn't like was the location. Cedar Rapids isn't the most exciting place in the world to live when you're a college kid. Don't get me wrong, there were tons of interns there and I made a lot of friends, it's just in the middle of Iowa and there isn't a ton going on. But it's 30 min away from Iowa City and if you're not from a big city like I am then Cedar Rapids is just fine. Personally I'm a big city guy.

    Advice to Management

    There managers were all extremely nice. They had no problem approving projects and never micromanaged. I would go weeks without talking to my manager outside of a meeting because they really trust their workers.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great technology
    Very cool projects. Good technology resources. Access to data and advanced industry tools was very good.

    Cons

    Too much communication lost in management. Many times teams were the last to know of a big development for the vision of the project. Better communication needed. Find ways to make each team member feed valuable.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intelligent team of HR professionals.

    Cons

    Some team members were territorial and self-serving.

    Advice to Management

    Rotations are effective to build bench strength but in practice they were often given to a select population of perceived favorite people.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    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

    Competitive pay but limited career opportunities

    Cons

    Currently merging with UTC, full of uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, communicate communicate communicate communicate


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