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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated 21 April 2015
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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. Challenging and fun work within the simulation industry.

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    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Burgess Hill, England
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Burgess Hill, England

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great office and diverse work.

    Cons

    Lack of career prospects within this office.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Very single minded

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Collins

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not many. Had a good reputation at one time. Very tarnished of late

    Cons

    Company single minded approach to business. If it does not fit the company plan as per cedar Central it is dismissed as not good. Very short sighted. Despite the company vision statement

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your customers. They buy the products. Very many have left for products from other manufacturers.

  3. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    worldwide known for his reliable products on avionics.

    Cons

    complicated social administration and quite slow on feedback.

    Advice to Management

    share more details company's objectives internally.

  6. Helpful (2)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    learn to globalise

  7. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. Friendly, Competitive salary, little behind the technology curve

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    Current Employee - International Trip Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - International Trip Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful employees that will show you everything you need to learn. Atmosphere is quiet and laid back. Salary is better than most and its a publicly traded company,so stock options are available as well as medical dental...etc

    Cons

    The software the company uses needs to be UPDATED.,little behind the times. Since the company was bought out it needs some uniformity within all offices and management needs to learn to speak with the employees...not just supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    YOU NEED MORE PEOPLE! START HIRING!!

  9. Great product, great potential, poor corporate culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company with amazing history and great products. Successful in both commercial and government work. Room to grow, especially for engineers. New CEO has potential to bring a lot of good change to the company.

    Cons

    Midwest prejudice and exclusion attitude hold it back from being a truly international company. Bullying behavior such as yelling, berating, and backstabbing is tolerated. Salaries for technical but non-engineering positions are not competitive. Engineers treated like rockstars, everyone else not so much. Performance review system creates competition and bitterness among employees rather than fostering teamwork and loyalty to company.

    Advice to Management

    The corporate culture of Iowa is better than everyone else has to improve. It's great to be proud of your state and country, but not great to berate all other sites for not being in Iowa. If you want to be a global company, EVERYONE needs to start thinking globally not just those at international sites. Resistance to hiring at remote sites needs to stop.

  10. Great Company - Sleepy Location

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing engineering infrastructure. Very high quality employees in general, in engineering. Very strong product portfolio - lots of work to do. Very interesting technologies to work with as well. All the best engineering tools are available.

    Cons

    Huge company. Definitely over-procedured. I've been here 5 years and I still don't have my arms around all the processes and procedures. Ambiguous chain of command. Lots of very young managers managing much older engineering population with mixed results. Support groups don't.

    Advice to Management

    Add a process (I know, another one) to vet management candidates and then train them adequately once they are promoted to the position. Eliminate Component Engineering and just let the engineers do the function. We do it now anyway, most of the time.

  11. Mechanical Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation, Friday's off, Christmas shutdown, you wear a lot of hats = you get a lot of experience in the different areas of product design.

    Cons

    There are a lot of random processes, unconnected software programs which we use. The way we release part numbers and get them certified to an industry standard is not always the best.

    Advice to Management

    The immediate management here is really great, they're open to new idea and they accept criticism. As for the CEO, keep pushing us into the 21st century and please do not stop making changes. All of the recent changes you have made to salary structure and promotions, have made a difference.

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