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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.0 600 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

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Kelly Ortberg

(96 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    2 people found this helpful  

    Loved the work but company moved out of the business

    Principal Engineer (Former Employee) Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    ProsWorking with talented people.
    Engineering focus.

    ConsLittle room for innovation.
    Very conservative about technology.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInnovation can happen here

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Material Handler (Former Employee) Des Moines, IA (US)

    ProsFun place to work. Had to move to another town or I'd have stayed there.

    ConsNone. Overall it was a good experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    great experience so far

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe work style here is casual. And the teammates are willing to help. The managers are nice over here.

    ConsThe process here are sometimes over complicated. You spend too much time just to do little change.

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    2 people found this helpful  

    The largest company that you've never heard of.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe amazing benefits are excellent

    ConsThe bureaucracy and red tape that have to be navigated to accomplish anything

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    Great place to work, management is less than desirable

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and pay. Low stress.

    ConsOld boys network - there are people in leadership positions that shouldn't be there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClear out PMs that are not performing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best company to start your career

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    Pros1. Lots of learning opportunities.
    2. Lots of onsite opportunities.
    3. flexible timings.
    4. no dress code.
    5. excellent work life balance.
    6. Higher pay as compare to market.

    Cons1. No good development projects.
    2. Senior level management is not up to the mark.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Five years of experience at Rockwell Collins...

    Senior Training Specialist (Current Employee) Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    Pros- A leader in the industry
    - Strong history
    - Continuing to build, expand world-wide
    - Dedicated financial resources to innovation/research-development
    - Global company
    - Multi-business diversity (Ex. Government, Commercial, Service)
    - Community - easy to get around, good education systems, low cost of living

    Cons- If you are not from an engineering or IT background, career advancement & development is limited
    - Somewhat reliant upon government contracts, that has caused financial stress in years past
    - Midwest/Iowa based headquarters, not favored by those not native to cold winters & rural environments etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more educational & development opportunities outside of engineering focus.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work in Iowa.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of opportunities for young engineers to work in leadership positions.

    ConsThere are many young engineers in leadership positions who lack the appropriate experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful company

    Manucturing Engineer (Former Employee) Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    ProsThe Cedar Rapids headquarters has some of the nicest people in the world working there. The company shows good regard for its employees and hard work is expected and rewarded.

    ConsVery hard to get a job at Rockwell Collins unless you know someone on the inside. Long hours of hard work can be expected. There's a right way and wrong way to do things but the only right way is the way Rockwell Collins has always done it (new ideas not accepted here).

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the communications problems with your HR department. All the HR effort seems to be on existing employees to the detriment of recruiting new blood.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start and develop; benefits reasonable

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee) Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    ProsIf you get a chance to work in a small team, then you will have the best experience. The experienced engineers are very nice and like to share their knowledge.
    Work-life balance is good I would say; once you learn about your job the workload is reasonable unless you are close to some deadlines then you might have to work extra hours.
    Leaves and vacation benefits are great compared to other companies I have heard about; but those are now changing.
    Education assistance is great !! you get to spend 10 to 15K on your higher education which is awesome if you want to do Masters or MBA.
    Being close to Iowa City it is a great place to work and do MBA from one of the best business colleges at University of Iowa.

    ConsConservative in their processes and not very open to change or new way of doing things. Tried an tested is always preferred
    Promotions in certain dept. especially in your first 5-7 years can be hard to get
    Within a certain job, once you become good at something you will always get the same type of work or on the same product; for this you might have to move somewhere else within the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake moving within the company more easy and anonymous
    Improve the work environment please... we spend almost half of our day here so having a good environment or office areas is important if you want your employees to spend more time at work and enjoy their jobs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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