Rockwell Collins

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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated 25 January 2015
Updated 25 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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202 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    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.

  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Sr. Field Service Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Company review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Challenging and fun work within the simulation industry.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kabul (Afghanistan)

    I worked at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Great place to work at.

    Cons

    Our dept got purchased by another company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good work place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer

    I worked at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Nice people, good pay.

    Cons

    Management needs to be more upfront.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more upfront with employees before making promises you can't keep

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Mechanical engineering intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Had a fantastic, non-micromanaging boss
    - You're treated straight up as a full-time engineer
    - Coworkers were good for the most part; some were slightly condescending and super sarcastic but such is the engineer way at times
    - Lots of multitasking to keep myself busy and not dead-ended on one project (involved with around 12 projects in total)
    - "Free" housing at nearby university (gets taken out of paycheck but is still very cheap), kitchenette with dishes and silverware all provided free of charge, along with free access to the university workout room. Living conditions were A+
    - VERY flexible with vacation time; was able to get ~10 days off in total from my 14 week internship for vacation reasons
    - If you're into getting things nailed down early, there's a good chance you'll get a full-time offer after immediately after your internship if you're starting your senior year and you do a good job. If you're interested in other full-time or part-time stuff with Rockwell, then just ask around and see what pops up!

    Cons

    - The mentor system is a good idea at heart but doesn't get utilized at all
    - I enjoyed ~80% of my work, which was nearly all design related, but feel like the full-time guys did way more paperwork than I did and that wasn't really addressed when I brought it up a few times
    - Chunks of time with no assigned work due to workflow in department
    - Cedar Rapids is awesome for families, not so much for engineers fresh out of college

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my limited experience management was great; I definitely lucked into a great boss though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Many opportunities in Engineering from systems, to design, to test.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Niche product lines. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Tough schedules with significant time managing cost and schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place for Avionics Engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    1. Good place to start for fresher Avionics Engineers.
    2. You will be contributing to the project from first day.
    3. Exceptional learning opportunities.
    4. On-site opportunity within a year

    Cons

    1. Salary hike not that great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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