Rockwell Collins

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Terrible company culture and work enviroment, Terrible Management.

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Company propaganda: Rockwell Collins is about Integrity and goes by the book on principles.
Fact: I discovered that for people that are connected inside the old boys/gals circle, Integrity and ethics are mere convenience. They can juggle and flip it any way they want to suit their own agendas.Key people including people in Management, HR and Ombudsman are involved in behaviors that Rockwell should not be proud of. In addition, what I see from other bloggers and what I heard and saw inside the company is not encouraging.

Myth: In Rockwell Collins teams work by sharing, inclusion and collaboration and keep things transparent to all employees. All employees have free and fair opportunity. Very high talent.
Fact: Engineering Leaders buy into rumors or maybe even create them. Rumors are rampant and generated particularly about employees that have innate curiosity and desire to do better and grow, but also bring expertise from elsewhere in the industry. Intellectual dishonesty is rampant among the old boys/gals Rockwell network. Verbal slurs are used if necessary to bully people. Innovation, product quality, product development cost, culture and professionalism are victims along with the bullied target.
Fact: Average talent base at Rockwell. Lot of people coasting along with no incentive to do real and great technical work, and many are doing work without trying to change the status quo. If anyone new comes along that have differing views, then just squash them. Paper pushers thrive. Crony behavior is rampant. Outsourcing to Asia, steep growth and density of foreign workers in Cedar Rapids as a proxy for competent leadership. Rockwell does not have it in its DNA to create a strong global culture either. Foreign workers have complaints about Rockwell as well.

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This is the lousiest set of management competencies assembled in one place that I have seen.
Bring in decisive leadership and promote people who can execute with the right mindset.
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Middle management consists of cowards who refuse to rock the boat in efforts to remain hidden within their glass houses. Question: Why haven't the latest layoffs been reported on? Is it no longer news worthy or is it suppressed to keep stocks from falling more than they have?
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Rockwell Collins has some tremendous products and extremely dedicated people working their butt off everyday to make them better. Unfortunately, a lot of the work and effort is undermined by middle management that is more focused on their personal glory then their teams recognition. I'm sure they're not terribly different than other firms in that regard. Their HR dept is incredibly bloated and without any true leadership. They look at HR leadership as a rotation program where people are placed into roles, not because of their qualifications, but because it's their turn to manage something. The ramifications have been widespread and close to a dozen strong performers have left RC in the last 90 days. Their leaders are more "managers" and not leaders. Back office politics and high school gossip rules at RC, especially in the one dept it should never be in, HR. Very few people get elevated based on their performance, rather they get elevated based on knowing how to "play the game."
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Rockwell Collins has been fortunate to have a history of products with a good market position that masks some structural problems.

In the age of global businesses, it has a decidedly Cedar-centric culture; ideas, leadership, facilities not in Iowa are treated as inferior and subordinate. The cream does not rise but rather those that can manipulate the political levers and who are members of the Cedar Rapids - mafia.

Certain executives are very arrogant, condescending and duplicitous. Mid level managers should expect to go along to get along rather than try to implement change - despite what message Clay Jones delivers from the top.

If you are a top performer at another firm, do not go to Rockwell Collins unless you can be part of the old boy network.
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RC has gone down hill in the last couple of years. All of there exprienced managers are going into retirement. They will low ball you in pay.
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1.5

Good place for young grads

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Rockwell Collins treats young employees well and allows them to move around. The work environment is minimally stressful as well. With such a big company if you want to try something new or move to a new location, there is a good chance you can do it without having to leave the company. Senior management communicates frequently via email and meetings regarding important business developments, and allows us to work on the projects that we are most interested in. There are many innovative ideas in terms of projects to work on. We also get a good sense of strong corporate ethics.
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Good place to start

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Rockwell Collins treats young employees well and allows them to move around. The work environment is minimally stressful as well. With such a big company if you want to try something new or move to a new location, there is a good chance you can do it without having to leave the company. Senior management communicates frequently via email and meetings regarding important business developments, and allows us to work on the projects that we are most interested in. There are many innovative ideas in terms of projects to work on. We also get a good sense of strong corporate ethics.
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3.25

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