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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated August 23, 2017
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  • Have to be ok living in Cedar Rapids (in 125 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. "Best Place to Start your Career..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    1)Great Company for Fresher , particularly if you want to grow in aviation industry.
    2) Work Life Balance.

    Cons

    1) No work from home facility.
    2) Average pay as compare to other domain.

    Advice to Management

    Doing Good, Keep continuing.


  2. "Amazing place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Trainee in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Trainee in Hyderabad (India)

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

    Pros

    Right up to the Technology
    Innovation at its best
    Provides high integrity solutions and keeps people safe
    Ethical company

    Cons

    Nothing to mention everything is fine

  3. "Good company not much changes"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with management is good

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to technology


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Maintenance Tech"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Maintenance Technician in Coralville, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Maintenance Technician in Coralville, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance and pay was good.

    Cons

    The department head was horrible at lying, and even worse at managing the group.
    Once you top out on the pay scale, there's no bridge to a salaried position, so you basically have to leave the company for two or three years and reapply.

    Advice to Management

    Find some better frontline managers, and don't be so afraid to promote from within. Some of the hourly people are better at managing than the managers are.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Marina del Rey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work and life balance. flexible work time

    Cons

    Shrunk projects, unstable employment, not so much work. many levels and types of management. Technologies are out of date.

    Advice to Management

    try to identify what the serious issues are in the team and project.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Still Operating out of Arthur Collins' Garage at times"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Health care package is catastrophic and expensive however other benefits are above average (vision, dental, life, paid time off)
    + Leadership investment in employee development
    + Mentoring program
    + Recent effort to invest in the facilities on all the campuses

    Cons

    - Lives and dies by Boeing, Government and other large contracts. Company is not nimble when economic changes happen, always seems to be operating by playing catchup. Hopefully the B/E acquisition will help balance the portfolio
    - Continuous Improvement (RC's Lean Electronics) has been brushed aside and leadership has less and less interest to leverage it to make the company great
    - Loss of talent, can't find the right formula to keep people - lots of attrition
    - Low merit increases, if any some years
    - Pockets of ineffective leadership but not having the fortitude to make the necessary changes, small town and don't want to make the "neighbor" mad
    - Rockwell Struggles with telecommuting, most leaders like their employees to be at the bricks and mortar office
    - Bureaucracy and very political, definite pecking order that is ingrained into the culture, Kelly Ortberg is trying to change the culture but it has been very slow

    Advice to Management

    * Don't rely on your global employee survey for the pulse of the organization, get out of your offices and talk to your people, walk the halls and observe.
    * Broader focus on ALL your employees, not just Engineering and Manufacturing.
    * Think of the majority making less than $70K when making decision about benefits - Leadership with their stock options have really lost sight!


  7. "Great company, constantly improving"

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

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

    Pros

    CEO and his staff are working hard to improve employee engagement and satisfaction, as well as our aging facilities.
    Easy to move to different areas in the company.
    Great people at every site I've worked with (Cedar Rapids, Richardson, Europe, Warrenton, and others).
    Challenging technical work.

    Cons

    Aerospace & Defense can be a frustrating industry to work in, constant ebbs and flows in the market, policy, process, and government budgets make it difficult to get things started and, sometimes, to get things finished.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, it's making a difference!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Shipping and recieving"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shipping and Receiving in New Berlin, WI
    Current Employee - Shipping and Receiving in New Berlin, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company
    Decent benefits
    and hard working co-workers

    Cons

    Pay is 12 for a job that had a median of 16 for someone with 2+ years of experience.
    Management is unresponsive and doesn't take your views into account.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees
    and pay the ones that work there but of a fair wage


  9. "Living the Dream"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A culture of Innovation and Working together for something bigger than ourselves

    Cons

    Rapid growth can leave behind some minor integration issues

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing and the team will follow you.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Stereotypical Publicly-Traded Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    -Balanced business model ensures company can survive market variations

    Cons

    -Puts shareholders first.
    -Too many levels of management.
    -Expects employees to work more then 40 hours per week without overtime compensation


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