Rockwell Collins

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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated 11 September, 2014
Updated 11 September, 2014
625 Reviews
3.2
625 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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    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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    • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Very, fun place to work, flexible hours, understanding people.

    Cons

    Smaller company, may limit opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.

  6.  

    Great Company

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    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
  7.  

    Great Company

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    • 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
  8.  

    Great Avionics Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Ability to relocate to various facilities

    Cons

    Inadequate training for junior engineers

  9.  

    Working at Rockwell Collins is absolutely wonderful. For anyone entering the financial and accounting world, recommend.

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    Current Employee - Finance Rotate  in  Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Finance Rotate in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    Positive networking, company wants to build you from ground up, lots of promotions and moveability

    Cons

    Cedar Rapids is a growing city, but may be small for someone who is from a bigger city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating place to work if you are results-driven

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    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager  in  Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    Rockwell has some nice benefits - working hours are 7:30-4:30, you get 3 weeks of vacation plus Christmas holiday.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to move the ball forward - management team is typically "retired in the chair".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    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

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