Rockwell Collins

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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated 23 February 2015
Updated 23 February 2015
205 Reviews
3.0
205 Reviews
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Pros
  • work life balance, upper management focused on improving things for employees (in 54 reviews)

  • At the moment, we have some pretty good benefits (week off at Christmas time) (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • Cedar Rapids Iowa is not an ideal area to retain talented employees (in 73 reviews)

  • No Work Life balance, HR doesn't have the minimum idea of employees needs (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Conflicted About Review

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great midwest work ethic. Front line workers doing their best. Some great technology being developed, where visionaries are allowed to work freely.

    Cons

    Lack of vision to improve engineering development environment. Still using antiquated tools. Leadership is not in synch with one another. Each leader kinda does what they think is best, with little harmony across the enterprise. The division between Government and Commercial Systems Engineering creates an unnessarily hostile work environment between business units. Tech development tends to continually lag the competition, always following the leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solicit and cast a vision. Allow your visionaries to become champions. Reward those who deliver substantial improvements.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Your Manager makes all the difference

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    Although benefits have been cut, they are still competitive. Not many places still has the vacation/shut down that Rockwell offers. A lot of flexibility in work hours. Ethics and integrity. A lot of great people work here who are really trying to get things done.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING has to go to upper management for approval. They are not always in touch with how employees will react so things can get slowed down tremendously. New CEO is trying to change the culture but he has his work cut out for him. We make everything hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let go...some of the decisions that go to your level are not going to make or break the company...please listen to the people who are closest to the work...you don't know everything and shouldn't pretend that you do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating for anyone with a sense of urgency

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer Manager in Dulles, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer Manager in Dulles, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, quality products

    Cons

    The company is vertically integrated, all work revolves around a giant SAP database which makes even the simplest tasks or transactions take hours or even days when they should take minutes. The company touts the "LEAN" mantra but is by far the least efficient development/production environment of any of the companies that I have worked for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider allowing regional locations to run independently using their own tools, processes, and policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    great but key personnel not being promoted to important position

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RF Design Engineer and Research Fix Broken Designs in Melbourne, FL (US)
    Current Employee - RF Design Engineer and Research Fix Broken Designs in Melbourne, FL (US)

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    very active in design and develope of key design of airplane support

    Cons

    promotion of proper personnel are a little weak

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look into your promotions of key positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company to be in.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Good Salary for the freshers

    Cons

    Not much technical for experienced

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    This company has a lot of potential to grow and improve

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I worked at Rockwell Collins (less than a year)

    Pros

    Ideas are readily accepted and appreciated

    Cons

    It takes forever to accomplish something, especially if it is new
    The culture is inconsistent across departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good company if you land in a good team otherwise you are stuck.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Lot of job opportunities. Easy to move inside the company

    Cons

    Not cutting edge technology company. Old technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate employees by giving them the work they love to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ok place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Collins (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting place to work. Co-workers easy to get along with. Learn new processes. Flex hours. Training and career development are avaialble.

    Cons

    Too many lay-offs. Seniority does not matter. Too many processes (there is a process for a process). Career development is available if you are one of the chosen few. They are not diverse and inclusive.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Good benefits, difficult upward mobility

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Melbourne, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Melbourne, FL (US)

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and work atmosphere. Education reimbursement program.

    Cons

    Repetitive engineering work, only a choice few got chances to design new products. Raises were not even consistent with cost of living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Service

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Center in Wilsonville, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Service Center in Wilsonville, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    great people to work with most of the time good benefits Liked my hours and the work week they worked work life balance was good

    Cons

    they need to communicate with employees on issues. better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.. they are the experts in their field and they know their job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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