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Rockwell Automation Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated Jun 11, 2014
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3.4 5 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

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

Keith D. Nosbusch

(3 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 18 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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    Senior Project Engineer (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsNice working environment, quality of work!

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor leadership from upper managment

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThere 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.

    ConsCompany 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 Senior ManagementEngineers 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.

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

    Training Manager (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsConservative, solid, technically & ethically sound.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Rockwell Automation is a sound, conservatve organization.

    Senior Training Specialist (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsRockwell 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.

    ConsIf 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 Senior ManagementIf 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

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

    ConsIf 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 Senior ManagementThe 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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