Rockwell Collins

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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
659 Reviews
3.2
659 Reviews
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Kelly Ortberg
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Service

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    Former Employee - Service Center in Wilsonville, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Service Center in Wilsonville, OR (US)

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great people to work with most of the time good benefits Liked my hours and the work week they worked work life balance was good

    Cons

    they need to communicate with employees on issues. better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.. they are the experts in their field and they know their job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great benefits, challenging work, but management needs streamlined across the entire company.

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    Former Employee - Certified Inspector in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Certified Inspector in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great wages, great benefits, and opportunities to move up are within anyones reach.

    Cons

    Management needs to come together as a company on how rules are enforced. There also needs to be more training on how there computer systems work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rules need to be enforced in the same way through out the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Conflicted

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    Current Employee - Program Management
    Current Employee - Program Management

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

    Pros

    Global company
    Matrixed organization provides opportunities
    Shared Service model
    Strong portfolio mix
    Excellent reputation in the market place
    Proven history

    Cons

    Old leadership paradigms
    Top down leader model
    Weak Human Resource systems
    Limited career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage and leverage employee knowledge
    Unleash employee talent
    Focus on employee retention and career developmeet
    Remove poor leadership versus promoting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very process driven, Cedar Rapids midwest centric company

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    Former Employee - Programs Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Programs Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of training, decent bonus plan for senior management, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on "in-house" solutions not best value solutions, very political internally. Very risk averse, not much adoptation of cutting edge technologies unless they are very mature.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need senior leadership from outside Iowa for a change!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Don't plan on advancing if you work here

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Many different kinds of things to do as long as they are systems or software engineering
    Can learn about avionics systems
    Great people to work with
    Extra vacation at Christmas time due to plant shutdown

    Cons

    Very low chance of advancement within the company. Unless you are a complete rock star, you will be stuck at the same (non management) level for many years.
    Give lip service to advancement opportunities, but don't follow through with them
    Have to work 15 years before you move from 3 weeks vacation to 4 weeks vacation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people within their bands
    Advance people to higher levels so they don't leave
    Modify vacation so 4 weeks kicks in sooner

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Mechanical Engineer at Rockwell Collins, Wilsonville

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Wilsonville, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Wilsonville, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    Medium size organization, which means more exposure to other functions, more diverse jobs, wearing multiple hats

    Cons

    Not much room for promotions, salary is below state average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate obsolete and redundant processes and tools, otherwise Good Job!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good for freshers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary, Good work environment

    Cons

    no proper designation structure, learning curve goes down after certain years, growth opportunities less after certain years

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    sr software engineer

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

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great communication from leaders thru presentations , good salary, great and interesting products, interesting issues and challenges, strong in avionics certification

    Cons

    rigidity in process, hard to change or improve processes,,,,slow to adopt agile and lean processes,,,,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply Lean as should be, ie involve workers at all levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work while raising a family

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

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

    Pros

    Provides excellent work-life balance and has great benefits.

    Cons

    Very fast paced and stressful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great work place with friendly environment!

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

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place for those who are just starting their career. Interesting work and the colleagues are friendly too. If you love to fly planes or want to know more about how their cockpit is designed then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    The company is headquartered in a laid back city giving not much room for social life. The technologies used are not edge-cutting. It is the same kind of work always and there is no too much of context switch. So at times, the work is monotonous.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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