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Rockwell Automation Interview Questions

Updated Oct 26, 2014
Updated Oct 26, 2014
116 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lowell, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lowell, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Rockwell Automation in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had phone interview with Mgr and that went very well. Came in for on-site interview, met 4 folks, had lunch with Mgr. Took 6hrs, total. Interview not difficult at all. Mostly what I have done, what skills I know.

    Interview Questions
    • A HW engineer asked how to code a "SINE FUNCTION" without library call.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Rockwell Automation.

    Interview Details

    Long time between applying and interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mequon, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mequon, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Rockwell Automation in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    1) phone interview
    2) interview the next day
    The questions asked were aimed at assessing whether or not I would work well with others in the organization.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern - Research Assistant ( Advanced Technology) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Rockwell Automation in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Pretty Straight Forward - Resume forwarded by college.
    Called in for one- one interview at their Mayfield Heights campus.
    Was interviewed mostly on my background, what's on my resume.
    Be prepared to talk a lot on your projects and have knowledge on software development process.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing to Negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Electrical Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mequon, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mequon, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Rockwell Automation in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by HR to submit to very specific job requisitions. After I did that, I received further contact by admin to coordinate an interview time, they were very flexible. I had a phone interview, then (1) in-person interview. My hiring manager laid out exactly what would be expected of me and gave me many good examples of the types of Rockwell projects that I would be working on. After my in-person interview, it took a while to hear anything as HR can move pretty slow in a big company like that.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated for a little more money over the phone, but it probably didn't hurt that I also had an offer from another company at the same time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Rockwell Automation in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was maybe one minute late because I missed the bus, but the sign in process took five or ten and then I guess the interviewer wasn't at his desk and couldn't be reached. It wasn't until 45 minutes later that I finally saw someone. They continued to bring up my lateness throughout the interview, and told me that if I was going to be late, I should call.

    I got the job in the end, but make sure you show up wayyyy ahead of time, and if you can't, call.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a problem you encountered and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    This was my first real job, an I'm an intern, so I didn't do much negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Finance Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1. submitted my resume through official website
    2. Received a phone call next day for a phone interview
    3. On site interview if the phone interview went well

    Interview Questions
    • Go through my resume and several basic behavioral questions
      Why rockwell automation and why this position?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
  9.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1. 2 rounds, each round around 3 hours...
    2. From interview, seems a good job, after joining felt being cheated
    3. Dont take it seriously what the interviewer or HR says

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Software Developer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Rockwell Automation in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview that lasted about 20 minutes. Invited to Cleveland for round robin interviews. Paid for my hotel and dinner and also provided breakfast and lunch the day of interviewing. There was four interviews with three being technical questions and the fourth being your standard behavioral questions. Each interview lasted around 30 minutes. The company and all its employees were great.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you saw an employee doing something dishonest.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Rockwell Automation in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was just amazing and smooth. It all started with an email by the hiring manager and a time for a phone interview was set up. I had a phone interview that lasted for about 30 minutes. The hiring manager asked me questions based on my experience and education and some technical questions based on PLCs and HMIs. I was called for an on-site interview which was scheduled for about 2 weeks after the phone interview.

    I had 3 panel interviews of 45 minutes duration each. The first round was with the hiring manager and one of his team members. I was asked questions based on my prior work experience and why I wanted to work for this position. The second interview (I guess this is the only one that went bad for me) was on programming skills. Given that I did not have much embedded systems programming experience, I did face some difficulties here. Moreover, this wasn't an entry-level position (though I wish it would have been). The third round was again a mix of technical questions and personality related questions. I answered questions based on polymorphism, abstract classes, etc.

    I then had a wind up conversation with the hiring manager where my availability and salary expectations were discussed.

    I got a feedback two weeks following the on-site interview where the hiring manager said that they were overall quite impressed with my work experience but at the same time they needed someone with more programming skills, which I acknowledge I lacked to some extent given that this is NOT an entry level position. I feel my chances would have been good had this been an entry level position. What impressed me was that the process was smooth and they did not take long in arriving at a decision. A "no" is a good answer, better than waiting for an answer for over 2 months (I've had that experience too).

    Interview Questions
    • Just had some difficulty where I was shown some code snippets and asked to explain what the code did and if there were any issues with it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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