Rockwell Collins
3.0 of 5 566 reviews
www.rockwellcollins.com Cedar Rapids, IA 5000+ Employees

Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.0 566 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

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Kelly Ortberg

(78 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Satisfactory, well-paying co-op position.

Junior Software Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Rockwell Collins as an intern for less than a year

ProsCompetitive salary for a student. Usually interesting projects to work on.

ConsGovernment bureaucracy is sometimes felt.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very good company to work for

Principal Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Montreal, QC

I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time

ProsA lot of benefits for permanent employes. Company cultivates a very good relationship with other employes from same or other levels. Company offers good opportunity for technical engineering development - not best in the market though.

ConsAerospace market brings challenges to all companies in the market and Rockwell Collins suffers that too. Stress and challenge level might be higher then expected for USA market. Leaving in Cedar Rapids might be challenging for young person with no family.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement level should be kept at acceptable level that does not result in big overhead for engineering activities - what is really being a challenge in the market nowadays. Big company asset is on the engineering side and that has to be preserved for long term success of the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Outstanding company that cares about there employees.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

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

ProsDiversified company
Strong upper level leadership
Opportunities for growth
Values individual performance

ConsIndustry and customers requests drive challenges not faced in other markets. Avionics does not have the benefit of using unproven tools or technologies which one becomes accustomed to in school leading to bigger challenges then most new grads are willing to to tackle.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to put an emphasis on the employees. Need to ensure this mentality is driven throughout all levels of leadership, especially the lowest level.

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

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Good place to work.

Hardware Engineer (Current Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

I have been working at Rockwell Collins as a contractor for less than a year

ProsI am a recent college grad in MSEE and foreign national . I just started working from jan 2104. People here are so good and encouraging(My lead and Manager). I want get involved in this complete program on which i am working now and learn a lot.

ConsI did not encounter too many. Senior engineers has to respect contractors even though they are just graduates.

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm 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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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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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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Good company

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

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

ProsGood people, good place to learn things, many opportunities

Consyoung management (lack of experience), location is less than desirable

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

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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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