Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
685 Reviews

3.2
685 Reviews
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102 Ratings

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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  1.  

    A very good employer that looks after its employees

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Senior Technical in Melbourne

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Makes 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Avionics Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    Ability to relocate to various facilities

    Cons

    Inadequate training for junior engineers

  3.  

    Showed me what I want in the next company I work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II

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

    Pros

    Your job is secure. You can sit back and let the years go by.

    Cons

    The company will pay you the least they can get away with. Training is minimal. They treat and engineer as an engineer. Also, there is a strong yacht club mentality at the top (the company is not flat).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your peers and see who really needs to be there. Engineers could use the money for start-up ideas to expand Rockwell Collins Inc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Working at Rockwell Collins is absolutely wonderful. For anyone entering the financial and accounting world, recommend.

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    Current Employee - Finance Rotate  in  Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Finance Rotate in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Positive networking, company wants to build you from ground up, lots of promotions and moveability

    Cons

    Cedar Rapids is a growing city, but may be small for someone who is from a bigger city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Pretty Decent Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Planning and Control Analyst  in  Huntsville, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Program Planning and Control Analyst in Huntsville, AL (US)

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits package was good here. Compensation wasn't bad, but could have been better. I enjoyed my job and the things I learned while working here. Overall, I was satisfied working here.

    Cons

    The job could be very stressful at times. Our office was separate from the main office in Cedar Rapids, so it was difficult at times to create consistent processes, but solutions were being worked to this problem as I was leaving the company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for. Major player in avionics industry.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very well balanced work load. Most of the software development process is automated. Competitive benefits. Unlimited sick leaves. Flexible schedules. Easy to choose from several different career paths.

    Cons

    compensation is average could do better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many changes recently with good results. Keep talking to the employers through surveys and keep improving.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company to start with

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good learning curve, benefits, flexible working hours

    Cons

    training, leadership needs to give chance to the deserving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promotions, salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent company

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    • 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

    Good opportunities to move around different departments at the non-managerial level

    Excellent education assistance program

    Good compensation for top performers

    Cons

    Promotion to managerial levels depends too much on network of contacts and mentor support

    Frequent reorganizations and/or changes in job titles (with little to no prior communication) can lead to career path disruption

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great for maintaining work life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time

    Pros

    Help you balance work and life, flexible.

    Cons

    Not great pay masters and no well defined career paths.

  11.  

    Manufacturing Engineering

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    Former Employee - Materials & Process Engineer  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Materials & Process Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Company supports implementation projects. Company provides opportunity for personal growth. Very good employees benefits as well as good salary increases.

    Cons

    Too many managers working from their desk lack hands on skills. A few managers used their power to make changes that did not benefit the company and were not for the good of its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to have some technical background in order to understand the need to become more competitive in the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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