Rockwell Collins

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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
669 Reviews
3.2
669 Reviews
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Kelly Ortberg
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great environment coupled nicely with professional conduct.

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    Former Employee - Junior Design Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Junior Design Engineer in London, England

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The best parts about working there was the ethics policies that everyone happily integrated into working life making it a very comfortable place to work and learn. All teams were made of long standing employees of the company which gave the place a good friendly feel with a really good work output.

    Cons

    The salaries started really quite low and took a little bit too long to climb up to an appropriate level without having to go down the leading/management routes to achieve appropriate salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very little useful advice could be given... Perhaps a more accurate way of assessing keen talent/ skills and upping their salaries accordingly would be the icing on the cake in such a good workplace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    very strong and reliable company. Specially on the aviation market.

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    worldwide known for his reliable products on avionics.

    Cons

    complicated social administration and quite slow on feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    share more details company's objectives internally.

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

    professionally satisfactory but the company does not trust and delegate

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    Former Employee - Director in Hyde, England
    Former Employee - Director in Hyde, England

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good and challenging work, good technical processess

    Cons

    working environment not good. comapany has to learn to globalise and respect other cultures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to globalise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Dispte the outward view of a listening management, they do not listen. They know best!

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    Current Employee - Senior Electronics Technician in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Senior Electronics Technician in Reading, England

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

    Pros

    Not many. Its a job.

    Cons

    Too any "YES" people. No vision of the global situation, almost arrogant. They have had a big part of the aviation pie, and do not think they need to change to meet the current world situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen!!!! You are sticking to the Corporate line to rigidly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sterling, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sterling, VA (US)

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Tight knit group of engineers (within your division). Everyone works as a team to get the job done. Managers, in general, look out for their group and keeps them informed. Provides a career development roadmap

    Cons

    Slightly stuck in old ways of engineering. Focus on Lean practices can distract from real issues hindering progress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent work-life balance, good benefits, terrible location.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I worked at Rockwell Collins as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of training and opportunities to learn new things.
    Excellent work-life balance.
    Good benefits and 401k matching (even for interns).
    Supportive management.
    Good cafeteria.
    Lots of interest groups.

    Cons

    Terrible locations. (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
    Very little vertical movement (management tends to be old men who stay forever).
    Dingy working environment, outdated, etc.
    Commercial area nearby is lacking in restaurants and culture.
    Below average pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to move into job functions more easily. I felt slightly stuck in one business unit and location. This is the reason I didn't come back, along with location.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A place to build a career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good salary, well managed company, good location, great opportunities if you're smart and willing to work hard.

    Cons

    Penny pinching culture is sometime "penny wise but pound foolish"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to make everyone happy!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Communication appears to be getting better, I admit we were in a bit of a slump.

    Cons

    2% pay raises don't seem to be very excting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to reward people for work beyond that which they normally do, then by all means reward them. There is still an issue with Friends hiring Friends and family. Not sure where this mentality comes from. Keep doing the same old thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company -- People work hard and work together to solve problems. Strong Customer focus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Strong future, strong values, good leadership

    Cons

    Matrix management can make things move slower sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Intern - it was pleasant

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    Former Employee - Software Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I worked at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Everyone was always willing to help. I got exposure to some of the highest people in the company.

    Cons

    It was hard to explain to a non-software manager why something he wanted done wasn't possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set goals and stretch goals. If the stretch goals aren't met, that's OK.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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