Rockwell Collins

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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated 18 December, 2014
Updated 18 December, 2014
669 Reviews
3.2
669 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance, upper management focused on improving things for employees (in 54 reviews)

  • At the moment, we have some pretty good benefits (week off at Christmas time) (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • Cedar Rapids Iowa is not an ideal area to retain talented employees (in 73 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Low stress, interesting work

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at Rockwell Collins as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good place to work in terms of work-life balance, no expectations of staying in the office past regular hours. Coworkers were friendly and helpful and took time out of their day to mentor me (an intern)

    Cons

    Working as a software engineer I felt like there was not a lot of focus on using better tools -- for example, most teams are still using CVS for source control

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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 (less than an 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
  3.  

    Very good company to work for

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    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
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  5. 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
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sterling, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sterling, VA (US)

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Tight knit group of engineers (within your division). Everyone works as a team to get the job done. Managers, in general, look out for their group and keeps them informed. Provides a career development roadmap

    Cons

    Slightly stuck in old ways of engineering. Focus on Lean practices can distract from real issues hindering progress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A place to build a career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good salary, well managed company, good location, great opportunities if you're smart and willing to work hard.

    Cons

    Penny pinching culture is sometime "penny wise but pound foolish"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to make everyone happy!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great Company -- People work hard and work together to solve problems. Strong Customer focus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Strong future, strong values, good leadership

    Cons

    Matrix management can make things move slower sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent work-life balance, good benefits, terrible location.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I worked at Rockwell Collins as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of training and opportunities to learn new things.
    Excellent work-life balance.
    Good benefits and 401k matching (even for interns).
    Supportive management.
    Good cafeteria.
    Lots of interest groups.

    Cons

    Terrible locations. (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
    Very little vertical movement (management tends to be old men who stay forever).
    Dingy working environment, outdated, etc.
    Commercial area nearby is lacking in restaurants and culture.
    Below average pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to move into job functions more easily. I felt slightly stuck in one business unit and location. This is the reason I didn't come back, along with location.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Updated Status

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    Communication appears to be getting better, I admit we were in a bit of a slump.

    Cons

    2% pay raises don't seem to be very excting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to reward people for work beyond that which they normally do, then by all means reward them. There is still an issue with Friends hiring Friends and family. Not sure where this mentality comes from. Keep doing the same old thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Intern - it was pleasant

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    Former Employee - Software Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I worked at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Everyone was always willing to help. I got exposure to some of the highest people in the company.

    Cons

    It was hard to explain to a non-software manager why something he wanted done wasn't possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set goals and stretch goals. If the stretch goals aren't met, that's OK.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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