Rockwell Automation

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Rockwell Automation Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
349 Reviews
3.7
349 Reviews
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Rockwell Automation Chairman, President, and CEO Keith D. Nosbusch
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213 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The culture, people and work life balance is something that excites me to come into work everyday (in 30 reviews)

  • The work environment was very driven by ITIL documentation (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be out of whack - hours can be demanding (in 12 reviews)

  • Senior management seems to be intentionally ignorant of the situation (in 7 reviews)

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120 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Strong company to be a part of

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Specialist II  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Specialist II in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time

    Pros

    Generally it is a relaxed, but professional working environment. There is often a lot of cross collaboration. Rockwell is strong, and promotes development professionally, and allows for mobility within the company. Flex scheduling for most folks as well.

    Cons

    Can be very different working in different groups. Sometimes hard to find the person you actually need to get to for a given scenario.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Additional promotion of professional growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Rockwell Automation - Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, great career builder

    Cons

    Average pay for a large company

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome growth potential!!!

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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 Automation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The career development is outstanding, they really help you pick the path to where you want to go. They also will then provide you with the tools and coaching necessary to fulfill your vision.

    Cons

    The work life can get a little crazy, but the learning from the stress and the challenges you'll face are second to none for your career!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help everyone understand their piece in the overall strategy - less silos and polarity metrics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Rockwell Automation Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Automation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    There are a number of different career opportunities.

    Cons

    There is a corporate type atmosphere.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome Company to work for long-term

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Mayfield Heights, OH
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mayfield Heights, OH

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, summer hours (Four 9-hr days, half day Friday), good cafeteria, gift shop, and workout facilities, organized activities for young people, continued learning is promoted, good video training for employees.

    Many of the employees have been here for all of their lives. They say it is a great company to work for at that RA takes care of them.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between upper management and developers.. changes are just thrown at developers with little input or notice, slow to change, much of the software and tools are outdated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Strong Company, Great Values

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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 Automation

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers. Great work environment. Highly Ethical.

    Cons

    Benefits are not the strong point.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Anonymous-RA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment, quality of work!

    Cons

    micro managing! need to improve on employee trainings and benefits...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee training in their area of work every year to cop with market trends and new demands!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Automation

    Pros

    Good teamwork environment, take good care of its employees

    Cons

    Lack of top down information sharing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great First Work Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hardware Development Engineer  in  Mequon, WI
    Former Employee - Hardware Development Engineer in Mequon, WI

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Healthy Competition within the team
    Experienced people who encourage younger new employees to learn and move ahead.

    Cons

    Needs higher ratio of younger crowd to bring in new ideas and update the system.
    Can do better with allowing innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the Engineers for realistic schedules. Take the risk for newer ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good people, good engineering, lousy benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Mayfield Heights, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mayfield Heights, OH

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

    Pros

    Rockwell offers a good work/life balance & flexible hours. My coworkers are helpful and a pleasure to work with. Projects are interesting engineering challenges and Rockwell has the culture of an engineering firm. Management is decent and has a (reasonable) understanding of engineering.

    Cons

    HR has been clawing back benefits every chance they can get. The last decent health insurance option was killed in 2014. Dental insurance is being cut back. Vision insurance doesn't exist. The pension was killed several years back for new employees.
    Rockwell says it pays for performance, but salary increases now barely keep up with inflation even if you're a "top performer". It seems that Rockwell is trying to drive away its greatest talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I used to highly recommend Rockwell to anyone who would listen. No more. Management needs to stop thinking of employees as an expense to be reluctantly borne and start thinking of them again as Rockwell's greatest asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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