Rockwell Automation Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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Rockwell Automation Chairman, President, and CEO Keith D. Nosbusch
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Pros
  • good work life balance, nice facility (in 32 reviews)

  • Great work environment at headquarters (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Zero work/life balance in some BUs (in 13 reviews)

  • Slow to change due to size of the organization (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Team Lead

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Opportunity to learn different platforms.
    Good office environment.
    Flexibility to work at the office and from home.

    Cons

    Compensation for current position is below the market.
    Professional growth is normally impacted from the vertical management.
    Not enough training for personnel.
    Performance Reviews are not done properly.

    Advice to Management

    Review employee compensations.
    Make sure that management acts with ethic.
    Better support to key elements.


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    Rockwell Automation

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Rockwell Automation

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay. Contrologix has a wide installed base so learning that product line is good for your long term career.

    Cons

    facilities are a bit shabby. They are becoming almost exclusively and out-sourcing company so you will do little direct engineering. Most of your effort will be writing specs and interfacing with customers. If you are a young engineer you will not get the kind of experience you need to develop your skills. Have had a lot of turnover in the Houston office including management.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Don't believe the hype

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is running water and air conditioning, plenty of parking

    Cons

    If you are a contractor, you will work side by side with full time employees, you will do the same amount of work, but with less pay and no benefits. Getting hired to full time is next to impossible. You will waste a year of your life here unless you are an intern trying to gain some experience.

    Advice to Management

    for a company that espouses ethical practices...its seems more preach than practice


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  5. Anonymous-RA

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice working environment, quality of work!

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Poor leadership from upper managment

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than 8 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There seems to be good investment in graduate programs and development.

    Good opportunities for those seeking a career in project management. Rapid career development for high achievers.

    Good travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Company policies and business strategies are geared around hardware and product sales. There seems to be little interest from upper management with regards to providing solutions.

    Very poor customer service. There is a attitude of just putting any body on the job rather than selecting competent resources with the relevant skill sets.

    Decision making is carried out by HR and Sales, management is often bypassed.

    There is little encouragement and no defined path for those seeking a technical career. Hierarchy is such that only management is recognized.

    There is a reluctance to hire qualified experienced engineers. Growth strategy based around hiring non-technical managers and graduates.

    Benefits could be better matched to other major industry players.

    Advice to Management

    Engineers should be the backbone of the solutions business... Invest in them.

    Appoint the correct management and leadership at a business function / group level and empower them to make decisions.


  7. After 5 yrs in management, it's a good place to be from.

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    Former Employee - Training Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Conservative, solid, technically & ethically sound.

    Cons

    Struggling to overcome outdatedness issues. Doesn't take care of people long-term at all. Doesn't believe in progressive training in-house for newly acquired companies.

    Advice to Management

    Could really use being more open minded & thinking outside of the box, especially about training for it's people. Very low appreciation for Emotional Intelligence!


  8. Rockwell Automation is a sound, conservatve organization.

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    Current Employee - Senior Training Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Training Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rockwell is a sound, stable, professional environment that tends to be conservative. They are open to young/new as well as experienced talent. They have a pretty decent overall package and are focused on getting the job done well & safely, with integrity.

    Cons

    If you have proactive suggestions, their typically is little room for creative ideas, even though saying they're open. They want to save $$ but are not open to truly objective cost cutting measures administratively.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to truly cut cost, please look at some of your processes in place. A simple example is your "required" rental car/hotel pick policy for employees that travel. It happens to be some of the absolute most expensive choices out there. In several arenas, you get by quite nicely with a relook.


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very conservative comany with lots of smart people that don't have much common sense

    Cons

    If your company is bought by RA you are considered an unwanted step-child. You must adapt to their culture or you won't survive.

    Advice to Management

    The reason a company is sucessful is because their people work together to create a culture that makes working there a pleasure not a job. Forcing change via a sledge hammer instead of allowing what worked before you owned them is key to have a diverse company.



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