Rockwell Automation

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Rockwell Automation Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
373 Reviews
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Rockwell Automation Chairman, President, and CEO Keith D. Nosbusch
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Pros
  • The culture, people and work life balance is something that excites me to come into work everyday (in 32 reviews)

  • The work environment was very driven by ITIL documentation (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be out of whack - hours can be demanding (in 13 reviews)

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

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    Anonymous-RA

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    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)

    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
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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    No opinion of CEO
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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    No opinion of CEO

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