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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated 18 October, 2014
Updated 18 October, 2014
640 Reviews
3.2
640 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 51 reviews)

  • At the moment, we have some pretty good benefits (week off at Christmas time) (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • Cedar Rapids Iowa is not an ideal area to retain talented employees (in 69 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Don't plan on advancing if you work here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    Many different kinds of things to do as long as they are systems or software engineering
    Can learn about avionics systems
    Great people to work with
    Extra vacation at Christmas time due to plant shutdown

    Cons

    Very low chance of advancement within the company. Unless you are a complete rock star, you will be stuck at the same (non management) level for many years.
    Give lip service to advancement opportunities, but don't follow through with them
    Have to work 15 years before you move from 3 weeks vacation to 4 weeks vacation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people within their bands
    Advance people to higher levels so they don't leave
    Modify vacation so 4 weeks kicks in sooner

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Mechanical Engineer at Rockwell Collins, Wilsonville

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Wilsonville, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Wilsonville, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    Medium size organization, which means more exposure to other functions, more diverse jobs, wearing multiple hats

    Cons

    Not much room for promotions, salary is below state average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate obsolete and redundant processes and tools, otherwise Good Job!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good for freshers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary, Good work environment

    Cons

    no proper designation structure, learning curve goes down after certain years, growth opportunities less after certain years

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    sr software engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    great communication from leaders thru presentations , good salary, great and interesting products, interesting issues and challenges, strong in avionics certification

    Cons

    rigidity in process, hard to change or improve processes,,,,slow to adopt agile and lean processes,,,,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply Lean as should be, ie involve workers at all levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great work place with friendly environment!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place for those who are just starting their career. Interesting work and the colleagues are friendly too. If you love to fly planes or want to know more about how their cockpit is designed then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    The company is headquartered in a laid back city giving not much room for social life. The technologies used are not edge-cutting. It is the same kind of work always and there is no too much of context switch. So at times, the work is monotonous.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work while raising a family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Provides excellent work-life balance and has great benefits.

    Cons

    Very fast paced and stressful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    it's ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    flexible work hour, peaceful life

    Cons

    slow, not very motivated, no many changes

  9.  

    Great to be in the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Its product base company and it focuses on quality. Your work would be recognized.

    Cons

    Carrier oriented people might not get one technology specific work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall Good experience. Need to upgrade overall infrastructure in terms of tools and resources for employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    work life balance, upper management focused on improving things for employees.

    Cons

    behind our peers in the industry with benefits comp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Manufacturing Engineering

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Materials & Process Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Materials & Process Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Company supports implementation projects. Company provides opportunity for personal growth. Very good employees benefits as well as good salary increases.

    Cons

    Too many managers working from their desk lack hands on skills. A few managers used their power to make changes that did not benefit the company and were not for the good of its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to have some technical background in order to understand the need to become more competitive in the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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