Rockwell Collins

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Good company, needs to revisit complexity and usefulness of processes

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Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer

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

Pros

Flexible work hours, good salary and benefits

Cons

Rigid processes that are often times overkill and don't add value to the end product. Development process not efficient, allowing teams to get new products to market faster

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire people to manage your schedules and budgets, use your Lead Engineers to make the product better instead of performing administrative work and focusing on technical issues second

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Negative Outlook
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Enjoyable work when it's available.

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

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

    Pros

    1) Had great design opportunities in the first few years
    2) Great people to work with
    3) Good products
    4) Great work-life balance

    Cons

    1) Once the work dries up, you may not find anything else to do.
    2) High management turnover
    3) Promotions promised, but never delivered
    4) Raises sub-par
    5) Environment is very political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to let any more employees who are eager to work but are bored stiff walk out the door.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Once Very Good, Now Not So Much

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX (US)

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is possible to learn quite a bit here and have the opportunity to work on some very special programs. When you do complete a project, it can be a very rewarding feeling. When I started at this company, it was the first time I felt like I could be working for my last employer in my life.

    Cons

    This company suffers from making good and even great engineers into managers. As managers, they tend to be very poor and morale suffers accordingly. Some managers are permitted to simply bully employees in ways that would never be permitted if their leadership observed it. Unfortunately, managers at the Richardson, TX campus rarely suffer any real scrutiny by their superiors from Cedar Rapids. Every successful project witnessed was run by a project manager and every unsuccessful project witnessed was run by some poor engineer told to be a project manager. The magic is over and I see this company headed downwards with an exceptional emphasis on making sure that we meet or beat stock market expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let great engineers be great engineers. Help them find a career path that lets them expand upon being great engineers. Hire good managers and stop making successful engineers into bad managers. It isn't a reward and many good engineers have been lost this way. Use more project managers and stop making junior engineers into project managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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