Rockwell Collins
3.0 of 5 564 reviews
www.rockwellcollins.com Cedar Rapids, IA 5000+ Employees

Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.0 564 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

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Kelly Ortberg

(77 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "A non-trivial number projects in maintenance that provide good work-life balance"
    in 42 reviews
  • "the cost of living in cedar rapids in iowa is very less so its a advantage"
    in 34 reviews
Cons:
  • "Cedar Rapids centric, even when the technology is being developed at a satellite location"
    in 62 reviews
  • "No Work Life balance, HR doesn't have the minimum idea of employees needs"
    in 16 reviews
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very strong and reliable company. Specially on the aviation market.

Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
London, England

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

Prosworldwide known for his reliable products on avionics.

Conscomplicated social administration and quite slow on feedback.

Advice to Senior Managementshare more details company's objectives internally.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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professionally satisfactory but the company does not trust and delegate

Director (Former Employee)
Hyde, England

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

ProsGood and challenging work, good technical processess

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

Advice to Senior Managementlearn to globalise

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Senior Electronics Technician (Current Employee)
Reading, England

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

ProsNot many. Its a job.

ConsToo 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 Senior ManagementListen!!!! You are sticking to the Corporate line to rigidly.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to start and develop; benefits reasonable

Software Engineer II (Current Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIf you get a chance to work in a small team, then you will have the best experience. The experienced engineers are very nice and like to share their knowledge.
Work-life balance is good I would say; once you learn about your job the workload is reasonable unless you are close to some deadlines then you might have to work extra hours.
Leaves and vacation benefits are great compared to other companies I have heard about; but those are now changing.
Education assistance is great !! you get to spend 10 to 15K on your higher education which is awesome if you want to do Masters or MBA.
Being close to Iowa City it is a great place to work and do MBA from one of the best business colleges at University of Iowa.

ConsConservative in their processes and not very open to change or new way of doing things. Tried an tested is always preferred
Promotions in certain dept. especially in your first 5-7 years can be hard to get
Within a certain job, once you become good at something you will always get the same type of work or on the same product; for this you might have to move somewhere else within the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake moving within the company more easy and anonymous
Improve the work environment please... we spend almost half of our day here so having a good environment or office areas is important if you want your employees to spend more time at work and enjoy their jobs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for

Director (Former Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time

Prossolid leadership, strategic focus, laid back culture

Consexcessive governance and frequent job rotation

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company

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

I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time for less than a year

ProsTreats you well. People care about doing the right thing.

ConsI just started somewhat recently, can't think of any.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Rockwell Collins is a good place to work

Senior Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

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

ProsFlexible hours, reasonable management team, good recognition of hard work

Conssomewhat difficult to attract the best talent due to the location,

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate more opportunities for senior level engineer and managers to advance their careers. Stagnation is a problem. Do not pigeon hole people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good OCM practice

Organizational Change (Former Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

I worked at Rockwell Collins as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThe OCM group has some solid methodologies in place. This is a great place for someone who wants to work within a certain methodology and apply their own professional capabilities.

ConsNot all of the people in their roles are qualified to be there. Need to ensure that well qualified people with high EI are recruited into the organization.

Advice to Senior ManagementI had great managers that allowed me to excel.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company to Work for.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsThe projects are cutting edge. The employees (workers & managers) are all friendly and helpful. The site I was at products Heads Up Displays for commercial & Military aircrafts and Helmet Mounted Displays for Military.

ConsThe only con I can thing of is that the Management can be slow to disseminate info from upper management.

Advice to Senior ManagementA steadier flow of info down the ranks.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Rockwell Collins

ProsThe company has some good technically consistent processes which helps align projects and programs. The company places a lot of emphasis on doing the best to ensure commitments are met.

ConsIf you want to actually build something go somewhere else. Rockwell Collins engineers can talk a good talk but actually building things that ship to real customers is something that is severely lacking. This is the anti-Agile establishment. For every engineer actually doing something there is another one watching over his should doing Cost Account Management (CAM)!!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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