Rockwell Automation
3.4 of 5 303 reviews
www.rockwellautomation.com Milwaukee, WI 5000+ Employees

Rockwell Automation Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.4 303 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

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

Keith D. Nosbusch

(182 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Very flexible environment and excellent approach to work/life balance"
    in 25 reviews
  • "The work environment was very driven by ITIL documentation"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "The work life balance within the functions are rocky due to certain business units being somewhat unorganized"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Senior management seems to be intentionally ignorant of the situation"
    in 7 reviews
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Good but large company with solid income strategies.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Cleveland, OH

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

ProsChallenging problems that need to be solved.
Well staffed teams and groups.
Valuable experience with tools and technologies.

ConsSome difficult personalities to collaborate with.
Resistance to architectural/process improvements.
Waterfall mentality at the top.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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c#, c++ programming

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Milwaukee, WI

I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time for less than a year

Prosgood work environment and teams

Consfeedback took longer than desired

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Not what it used to be

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
Milwaukee, WI

I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPay is decent for this area of Wisconsin.

ConsZero work/life balance in some BUs. Ops is notorious. Ops loves to run understaffed and have their employees leave their personal life behind. While other BUs have deadbeat employees who don't even work a full week, amd produce little or nothing while they are at thier desk. VERY uneven treatment. And they trumpet healthy this and healthy that as management pushes the employees who actually produce, to a work life of constant stress.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a break from giving yourselves bonuses and cashing all those stock options like winning lottery tickets, and start showing the grunts who do the real work that paid for your gravy train lifestyle, the respect they deserve.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent

Customer Care Representative (Current Employee)
Cleveland, OH

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

ProsThe people are what make this company.

ConsNone to share, all possitive.

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Project engineer

Project Engineering (Current Employee)
Milwaukee, WI

I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time for more than 10 years

ProsRockwell is a great place to work

ConsThe workload can be high

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company for settling in

IT Project Manager (Current Employee)
Milwaukee, WI

I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time for more than a year

Prosgood work life balance, nice facility

Consa little bit too conservative, especially for young professionals

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Rockwell Automation

ProsReally focused on helping develop people and helped me reach my full potential.

ConsI have nothing bad about this company. They did everything to help me achieve.

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Overworked and Undervalued at Rockwell Automation.

Asset Manager (Former Employee)
Detroit, MI

I worked at Rockwell Automation as a contractor for more than a year

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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Worked with a great group of people on several projects

Business Analyst/PM (Former Employee)
Milwaukee, WI

I worked at Rockwell Automation as a contractor for more than a year

ProsWorking for a technical company, I didn't have to explain my job position in IT.
Trains FTE and contractors
More accepting of contractors than other companies I have worked.
Information about the company released from the top.

ConsCommunication between departments is a challenge.

Information regarding the company outlook, direction, or health is not translated into what that means for a project.

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage younger management to mingle with older staff for mentorship or as a sounding board. Even business people seek sage advice for promoting their businesses, why not management?

Yes, I would 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

I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time for more than 5 years

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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