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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  • Have to be ok living in Cedar Rapids (in 127 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. "Awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Old boy network needs to go.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize new talent


  2. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, pay and team members were all excellent.

    Cons

    Need more research and development

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Director in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exceptional CEO - Clay Jones is a charismatic, focused and driven leader
    Strong financial position of the company
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Iowa/Cedar Rapids centric culture
    Lacking in true Global Diversity

    Advice to Management

    If Rockwell Collins wants to become a global company, you should focus on building a globally diverse senior leadership structure. The focus of diversity at Collins appears to be based on skin color as opposed to building a true and exceptional workforce that has strong global work experiences. Company should look outside its walls to attract & retain senior leaders.


  4. "A Company that Lives It's Values"

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    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rockwell Collins is a great company to work for. It's senior leadership practices it's motto of "Building Trust Everyday" both within the company and with it's customers. The work is challenging and individuals wno perform well are appropriately compensated. The company invests in it's employees through it's internal training programs and encourages pursuit of higher education. The leadership I have had the pleasure of working under have consistently emphasized work/personal life balance and have supported me throughout my career.

    Cons

    Cedar Rapids isn't for everyone. It is a wonderful town particularly for family oriented activities, but not be attractive for some younger employees looking for a more urban environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you have been doing. You have a good recipe; don't change it unnecessarily. Maintain your values, they have been key to our success.


  5. "Good company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, Diverse workforce,Interesting work

    Cons

    Promotions - lateral promotion policy is difficult to navigate

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all employees, no matter how long they have been at Rockwell Collins


  6. "Company aware of the importance of continuous improvement and lean practices"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Procurement Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Procurement Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable personnel, good engineering, excellent new program development practices.

    Cons

    Commitment to schedules and understanding processes.

    Advice to Management

    Add resources where needed prior to risk impact rather than mitigate after impact. Communication is key.


  7. "Amazing people…incredible products and services…great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work and really smart people makes coming to work a pleasure.

    Cons

    As with all companies there are some issues but there is nothing here that would make me want to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate communicate communicate…

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers here are really nice;
    Engineers are highly respected in many aspects -- they would make you feel really important

    Cons

    for foreign nationals there are many restrictions, but not very


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Building Trust Everyday is a big part of Rockwell Collins"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Integrity, Loyalty to employees (at least at a personal level), great community of excellent engineers, fun and challenging work, great customer focus.

    Cons

    Expensive High Deductible health care, Salary Compression after many years service, limited upward mobility unless in Cedar Rapids.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to give substantial raises (5-10%) every 4-5 years or you'll lose folks. 2.5% doesn't build loyalty.


  10. "Opportunities abound"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New CEO and SVP HR are focused on employee morale and engagement
    Work life balance - lots of flexibility
    career development opportunities available

    Cons

    not many that I can think of


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