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Rockwell Collins Richardson Reviews

Updated May 9, 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. "Electrical Mechanical Assembler"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Mechanical Assembler in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Electrical Mechanical Assembler in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great and I liked the being able to get the kids to school

    Cons

    The only problem is the layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Willing to work


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Richardson Texas Facility = Needs Improvement"

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    Current Employee - Principal Electrical Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Electrical Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people in Texas. Salary is good. 1st line management is very good.

    Cons

    Richardson Tx facility is treated as the unwanted step-child by home-base in Cedar Rapids. Lack of local control of the procurement process in Texas causes lost time & schedule, drives up cost and hurts morale. Senior Management seems focused on their personal bottom line and NOT the worker: no pay raise in 2017 yet the company buys B/E Aerospace, seriously? Senior Management is disconnected from the working teams; they "go through the motions" to show concern for the employees with lots of happy-talk news/blogs etc, but it is a facade. No $ for annual raises, yet the company continuously spends $ on videos/programs such as "employee engagement" designed to get more from the worker; how do 'Principal Organizational Development Consultants' help get products designed, built, tested and delivered with 1st time quality? (who are these people?). Health Plan Offerings are not on-par with other aerospace companies. They are High Deductible and very costly.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with the working teams at all levels and at all locations, in person, with meaningful 'family' discussions to establish a dialogue to resolve issues and communicate with each other <−−>.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company for Long Term Career"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good and are improving. Atmosphere is relaxed and people are great to work with. Company does a great job trying to constantly stay innovative, but we lack on the execution part at times. There are many aspects of the company that are still very 1980, but nothing that truly impacts production. This site is also extremely diverse.

    Cons

    Its is a very typical good ole boy company. Lots of men in leadership. Promotions are hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more women for leadership positions.

    Rockwell Collins Response

    Mar 4, 2016 – SVP People & Inclusion

    As a female executive, I am evidence that we have heard you and taken action! A recent transplant from Texas to Rockwell Collins senior leadership team less than 3 years ago - I agree this is an... More


  4. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and interesting work

    Cons

    Slow to change. Lots of management levels.


  5. "RC Richardson"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benifits.

    Cons

    Enjoy your first day on the Job. Your popularity will be on the decline every day after. The yearly paperwork you fill out to get a raise can count against you but will not do much for you. Watch your back.

    Advice to Management

    After 29 years of service nothing ever changed.


  6. "Great"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent People and fantastic opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes people can be hard to work with


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Technical Writer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Collins (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere. Variety of tasks meant it was never boring.

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs; but that's a part of defense contracting.

    Advice to Management

    Next time there needs t belayoffs, let some chiefs go instead of always laying off the Indians.

  8. "Production Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rockwell provided flexible hours and recently implemented a 9/80 work schedule for non union employees. Good benefits package, 3 weeks vacation, and 401k.

    Cons

    Lack of strong and experience leadership at their government facilities. There seems to be a feeling of me vs they attitude between home office and the satellite facilities. Leadership preaches work/life balance, but their actions say otherwise. Consistent backlog, parts delay, engineering design issues, lack of capacity planning, and limited contract wins will prevent future success at their government systems facilities.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Retired employee"

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    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company made good on retirement pension payments even though stopped offering to new employees

    Cons

    Very much a who you know culture based on longevity with company. Good for few years as new engineer but not a place to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Shake up the way teams are formed.


  10. "Internship"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Richardson, TX
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full time summer internship, worked on a project from design through implementation all the way to testing. Gained significant skills for my future career.

    Cons

    Supervision wasn't on same page at times


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