Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated 29 August, 2014
Updated 29 August, 2014
688 Reviews

3.2
688 Reviews
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Kelly Ortberg
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • A non-trivial number projects in maintenance that provide good work-life balance (in 46 reviews)

  • At the moment, we have some pretty good benefits (week off at Christmas time) (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • Cedar Rapids Iowa is not an ideal area to retain talented employees (in 65 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Satisfactory, well-paying co-op position.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Junior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Government bureaucracy is sometimes felt.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    A 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.

    Cons

    Aerospace 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company for settling.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    You can coast in this company.

    Cons

    Training is sub par and there is no money to do anything cool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flatten the company.

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  5.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible leadership; innovative products; hard working culture - Very customer focused

    Cons

    facilities limitations (older buildings and spread out campus)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue challenging the status quo and being innovative with employee programs and services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    good benefits
    Career growth options if you are willing to change teams
    Mentor-ship
    3 weeks vacation + winter shut down
    very good work-life balance
    tuition re-reimbursement

    Cons

    Cedar Rapids location is terrible for young single people
    Long term growth sounds very slow
    People tend to work here for their whole career, so old school mentality
    Not very open to new ideas as compared to a lot of other tech companies... conservative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time with each reportee to understand what they really want to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pretty Decent Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Planning and Control Analyst  in  Huntsville, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Program Planning and Control Analyst in Huntsville, AL (US)

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits package was good here. Compensation wasn't bad, but could have been better. I enjoyed my job and the things I learned while working here. Overall, I was satisfied working here.

    Cons

    The job could be very stressful at times. Our office was separate from the main office in Cedar Rapids, so it was difficult at times to create consistent processes, but solutions were being worked to this problem as I was leaving the company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work for. Major player in avionics industry.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very well balanced work load. Most of the software development process is automated. Competitive benefits. Unlimited sick leaves. Flexible schedules. Easy to choose from several different career paths.

    Cons

    compensation is average could do better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many changes recently with good results. Keep talking to the employers through surveys and keep improving.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company to start with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good learning curve, benefits, flexible working hours

    Cons

    training, leadership needs to give chance to the deserving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promotions, salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Good opportunities to move around different departments at the non-managerial level

    Excellent education assistance program

    Good compensation for top performers

    Cons

    Promotion to managerial levels depends too much on network of contacts and mentor support

    Frequent reorganizations and/or changes in job titles (with little to no prior communication) can lead to career path disruption

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great for maintaining work life balance

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Help you balance work and life, flexible.

    Cons

    Not great pay masters and no well defined career paths.

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