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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.0 598 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

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Kelly Ortberg

(95 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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    A very good employer that looks after its employees

    Senior Technical (Current Employee) Melbourne

    ProsLarge employer
    International locations
    solid markets with prospects to grow
    Services a growing market of commercial and military aircraft

    ConsMakes financial decisions on business ventures and closes operations that don't continue to perform. Can have a USA view of the world in the way it operates

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    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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    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 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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    Senior Customer Service Engineer (Current Employee) Duluth, GA (US)

    ProsGood Benefits, Basic Compensation and Bonuses.

    ConsNo personal/professional growth. If you work outside of Cedar Rapids, IA or for a RC subsidiary career progression is none existent. You are treated like "temp" employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Highly structured environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunities to participate on cross-functional teams and projects enterprise-wide.

    ConsStructured much like the military, a key client. Layers of bureaucracy, focus on rank, moves very slowly on employee initiatives, lots of self-aggrandizement at the higher levels, promotions based more on time in rank and "who you know" than performance.

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    High tech operation.

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

    ProsChallenging work. Good work/life balance. Fair compensation package overall. Honesty and integrity are highly valued. Technologies are advancing, offering new work opportunities.

    ConsInsurance costs much more than prior years, negating raises. Stagnant work force; need new grads. Certain programs are at risk of loss to other, lower-cost companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommit to your people and do as you say regarding employment opportunities, promotions, etc..

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

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    All depends on your manager..

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

    ProsOpportunities to work on electronics installed in the world's leading fighter and military aircraft.
    Challenging military requirements

    ConsDefense contracting is up and down and layoffs are part of the territory

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember your employees are people, don't treat them like machines. When they give you 10 extra hours of their personal time, give them 10 minutes of your time to find out what the problems are that require the extra time. Instead of just accepting it as the new standard.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    For Freshers

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsGood place for freshers to start .
    No one knows what to do ? so freshers can experiment ?
    For long runners . Learn a piece of software and do that work for years to come . Aviation industry never changes.
    Testing heaven. keep clicking and test
    D0178B /C

    Consyour learnign curve will stop in 6 months . and keep doing the same work.
    No one cares of your opinion.(I think all the corporate works in that way)
    Management oriented ( Its more monitored)

    Advice to Senior ManagementAge old management techniques need to improve.
    This is for all the corporates . Take emplyee as an indicudual not as an number .
    Every individual has 3 categories The brahma (creators, design, coding ) the Vishnu (the preservor, mainteiners, legacy code ) the Shiva ( the destroyer, integrators, delivery ). Tey to find out each in the indivdual and find his interest in . Put him according to what he is comfortable.
    How abouit making ratings public.

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

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