Rockwell Collins Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
688 Reviews

3.2
688 Reviews
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104 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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    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 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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    Good company for settling.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Pretty Decent Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mediocre now, used to be great

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

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

    Pros

    Rockwell Collins is large enough to offer opportunities to move around within the company.
    Cedar Rapids is a great place to raise a family. It is calm and safe, and the people are really nice.
    Cost of living in Iowa is low, so even with a salary lower than the national average, it is better than a higher salary elsewhere.
    There are some really cool projects and programs within the company, with cutting-edge technology.

    Cons

    RC has been declining in multiple aspects. Competitiveness, quality, culture, work-ethic, benefits, you name it.
    Benefits have been getting getting dramatically worse over the past 5 years, worse healthcare, declining 401K matching. Outsourcing has hurt the quality of the products and caused constant rework and frustration amongst engineers. Middle management is unable to make any changes for fix the solutions. Upper management is clueless and out of touch with what is going on. Engineers and employees in general are treated as "bodies" without regard to the specific skillsets. Management promises customers things that they can't meet with current staffing. Corners consistently get cut to meet schedule at the expense of quality.
    Mediocre engineers often get turned into managers, resulting in disasters later.
    Talented engineers usually get frustrated enough and leave the company, or simply give up and stop caring all-together. The general attitude and culture is negative or "dont-care", and can be toxic, frustrating and counter-productive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. If you want to keep talented engineers to produce better products, especially in a city like Cedar Rapids Iowa, consider making this company worth staying at. In this improving economy, the grass will always be greener outside of Rockwell Collins, and people eventually figure that out and leave.
    Rockwell Collins is a great company to start out at and gain some experience, but for those engineers who want to love their job and work hard because they enjoy that, this is not the place to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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