Rockwell Collins

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Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated 20 September 2014
Updated 20 September 2014
626 Reviews
3.2
626 Reviews
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Kelly Ortberg
107 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A very good employer that looks after its employees

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    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.  

    Excellent for motivated employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I worked at Rockwell Collins full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Will allow your career to go as high as you are qualified.
    Great for smart hard working people.
    Excellent work facilities including a top quality gym.
    Lots of opportunities to grow professionally, formally (tuition and time) and informally (on the job).

    Cons

    Health care becoming a bit intrusive - continually wanting more private info and participation in unnecessary hoop-jumping activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to continue to let the cream of the crop rise.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I Liked it working here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Lansing, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lansing, MI (US)

    I worked at Rockwell Collins part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    work ethics and culture are the best

    Cons

    pay is very less when compared to other companies

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company for settling.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    You can coast in this company.

    Cons

    Training is sub par and there is no money to do anything cool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flatten the company.

  6.  

    Great Company

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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 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible leadership; innovative products; hard working culture - Very customer focused

    Cons

    facilities limitations (older buildings and spread out campus)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue challenging the status quo and being innovative with employee programs and services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior SAP Business Integration Analyst  in  Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior SAP Business Integration Analyst in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    good benefits
    Career growth options if you are willing to change teams
    Mentor-ship
    3 weeks vacation + winter shut down
    very good work-life balance
    tuition re-reimbursement

    Cons

    Cedar Rapids location is terrible for young single people
    Long term growth sounds very slow
    People tend to work here for their whole career, so old school mentality
    Not very open to new ideas as compared to a lot of other tech companies... conservative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time with each reportee to understand what they really want to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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

  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating place to work if you are results-driven

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager  in  Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Rockwell has some nice benefits - working hours are 7:30-4:30, you get 3 weeks of vacation plus Christmas holiday.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to move the ball forward - management team is typically "retired in the chair".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    it's ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Collins

    Pros

    flexible work hour, peaceful life

    Cons

    slow, not very motivated, no many changes

  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good ol boy network will hold you down

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, technology, products. Decent work life balance. Some very good pockets of high performing teams that are fun to work with.

    Cons

    The good ol boy club is alive and well. Friends, family, legacies, golfing buddies get promoted. You can work your tail off here, get excellent reviews and go absolutely nowhere. Some managers are extremely short sighted in decision making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and act. This same feedback shows up time and time again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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