Rockwell Automation
3.4 of 5 323 reviews
www.rockwellautomation.com Milwaukee, WI 5000+ Employees

Rockwell Automation Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2014
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3.4 323 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Rockwell Automation Chairman, President, and CEO Keith D. Nosbusch

Keith D. Nosbusch

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    35 Years of Manufacturing Mediocre Quality Products and Killing the Middle Class!

    Manufacturing Associate (Current Employee)
    Twinsburg, OH

    ProsIf you absolutely need a mediocre paying job with mediocre benefits, come here.

    ConsDo not expect to be appreciated. You will see a workforce made up of more than 50% of revolving door employees, from management all the way to temps. You will be part of a team of highly trained hourly "associates" who make nearly a billion dollars worth of product each year yet you are paid like you work at the Walmart of the controls industry. They call you associate like your part of the team yet your ideas are ignored/not rewarded (I think I have seen 5 suggestion programs in about 10 years and all have failed), you are almost guaranteed non stop work at unreasonable work standards (that the managers and engineers are incapable of meeting). But do not let them make you feel too comfortable otherwise you will spend the rest of your life in this dead end job with no dream of the future, 10 years straight of dissatisfied worker attitude regarding treatment by upper management, 10 years straight of mouthing intentions and 10 years straight of little results.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell out to a good company, that way the headquarters can be wrestled away from Milwaukee, WI the center for the crappy socioeconomic treatment of the middle class worker/professional (like the way the state treats its teachers, policemen and firefighters). Sooner or later your "integrity" propaganda will catch up with you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overworked and Undervalued at Rockwell Automation.

    Asset Manager (Former Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsMany opportunities are located on customer sites, so direct exposure to company politics can be avoided.

    ConsHours are excessively long, and the company is slow to react to support needs in the field. Opportunities are slim to none for women.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company needs to pay closer attention to information relayed by staff, in order to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.

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

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    Mixed experience at Rockwell.

    Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsExcellent project managers, software developers, QA.

    ConsClaim to be ethical but do not practice what they preach. Weak, self-serving HR.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove HR.

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

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    Great fellow employees, no vision or leadership from senior team

    Marketing (Former Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsGreat people with a history of great customer relationships

    ConsNo vision or leadership from Sr leaders

    Advice to Senior ManagementWorry about the future of the company and the employees that contribute more and less about your stock options. Meet some employees, meet some customers and lead.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good financials, poor everything else

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsStrong balance sheet, decent internal controls

    ConsNo respect for outside ideas, Milwaukee club mentality

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Controls Engineer (Former Employee)
    Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    ProsGreat way to learn more how Rockwell Automation products are created.

    ConsAs a contractor it is not a good place to work since we are only treated as an item, not a person who is eager to help the company. No interaction with the manager and feel like you don't belong.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat contractors as being part of a team not just a thing. Acknowledge that they exist.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Missed opportunities

    Human Resources Manager (Current Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsWork life balance and overall environment is positive.

    ConsThere's a definite agenda to bring in the lowest paid people to do the bare minimum of the job. Senior management seems to be intentionally ignorant of the situation. Progress occurs at glacial speeds and huge, recurring mistakes happen on a daily basis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to take a long, hard work at the mid-level managers that are in place and the job that are doing to stem the talent drain within the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Different Company Culture and Little Career Opportunities

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsNice benefits (onsite medical staff, cafeteria, bank, convenience store) and my boss was wonderful with providing feedback and advice and assisting with my career development. The work/life balance was also very flexible and the year end bonus (if the company did well) and rewards and recognition were very nice.

    ConsThe people can be either very nice or strange and condescending. The employees at Rockwell have it quite good in comparison to a lot of other companies but they still somehow find things to complain about. It's discouraging to have to listen to negativity all the time. There are no career advancement opportunities to speak of whatsoever. I applied to several jobs internally and there was no contact or follow up. When I took it upon myself to follow up, I was told the position(s) had already been filled. It's a shame when a company is so large they treat employees like a number and have no interest in keeping capable employees. I'm afraid the company culture is still quite old school as well. People are literally afraid of members of senior management and it keeps anyone from offering valid suggestions and the company from making progress.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI never once saw any member of senior management or the CEO. Be more visible and welcoming to your employees who are driving the success of the business. Other company CEOs regularly meet and greet with their employees at all levels.

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

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    Nobody cares or cared if anything was getting done or not.

    Product Manager (Former Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsA few driven, motivated people

    ConsLots of people not doing any work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Its a job. Thats about it.

    Manufacturing Associate (Current Employee)
    Ladysmith, WI

    ProsIts a job
    Thats about it.

    ConsBenefits stink.
    Low pay.
    Poor management.
    HR is a joke.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some people in management who actually know what the hell they're doing. Favoritism needs to stop and people bragging about getting 12 hours a day for months on end because of business needs is garbage, typical dumb supervisors here is what is it.

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

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