Rockwell Collins

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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated 28 January, 2015
Updated 28 January, 2015
691 Reviews
3.3
691 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 a 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 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
  3.  

    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
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    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.  

    It is a good experience working at this company

    Former Employee - Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Personal growth is pretty good atleast to me, I joined as an Intern, offered full time role upon the internship completion, promoted to next level in 6 months and to next level in one year.
    Salary is decent compared to most of the people who start fresh from college.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is kind of not so good.

  7.  

    Good company with good benefits and great people but a crappy location.

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    - Diverse workforce in commercial systems. Employees at various stages of their careers from all around the world.
    - Winter shutdown
    - 3 weeks paid vacation
    - Interesting products

    Cons

    - Slow to accept new technologies
    - Innovation is restricted by process
    - Meeting schedule is preferred over innovation
    - Cedar Rapids is in the middle of nowhere

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Right place for me

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

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

    Pros

    I feel very fortunate to work for Rockwell Collins. My leaders have always cared about me as a professional and a person. I get to do work that I enjoy and the company paid for my graduate degree. Having the holiday shut-down is the best!

    Cons

    It is sometimes hard to get decisions made quickly and efficiently. Being in Cedar Rapids is a blessing and a curse. It can be hard to move people here, but for us it is a great place to live.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep up all the positive changes you are making in the company. Every word you speak and action you take has an impact on your people. Even if it is something insignificant to you it can be huge to someone in your organization. This works in both positive and negative ways.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sr. Field Service Engineer

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Huntsville, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Huntsville, AL (US)

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    From day one I have been treated very well by RC. I work at a location by myself with very little supervision and I'm free to set my own schedule.

    Cons

    Initial salary was low in retrospect but has since caught up to the average. My base pay was lower than some of the mechanics I was supporting, but with allowances and yearly bonus it is not as bad. Not a lot of room for promotion. They put multiple projects under one manager to stay lean, but this does not allow for any upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so cheap when recruiting talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Company review

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    Current Employee - Trainee Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Trainee Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    -Good salary for freshers
    -Easy entry into avionics domain
    -Good culture and people to work with
    -Ample of opportunity to get onsite within a short period of time

    Cons

    -Not much to learn as u will be working on one feature an that too very little
    -Poor upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Should conduct overall peer review of the employees working under him

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Challenging and fun work within the simulation industry.

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    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Burgess Hill, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Burgess Hill, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great office and diverse work.

    Cons

    Lack of career prospects within this office.

    Neutral Outlook

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