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Rockwell Automation Reviews in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

Updated May 20, 2014
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3.7 20 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

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

Keith D. Nosbusch

(14 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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 19 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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    Rockwell ... a good place to work?

    Product Manager (Current Employee) Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    ProsIn general, the pay scales are good. The technology and diversity of what you do can keep you challenged and motivated. There are opportunities to travel or to re-locate in a wide variety of global locations. They are also fairly flexible with work schedule. Though not as cool as an apple or a google, Automation still has a pretty high coolness factor. We control almost everything from linear accelerators to automotive assembly and hog processing.

    ConsUpper management has a great tendency to steer off from the focused path of specific products or direction which can be frustrating. Too many managers driving product lines. They do not typically promote in group or team .. which means you need to change job functions and often locations for real promotions. If you want to manage your group .. you have to leave it and come back 3 years later. They put a huge emphasis on sales experience for higher management jobs where sales people tend to get overwhelmed by the technology.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHonestly. I understand the motivation to diversify employees and cross train in multiple disciplines. But if an employee excels at his job and is really good at it, moving him up in the same organization should be possible. The common experience I believe is you need to leave your job that you have become exceptionally skilled at to get promoted. This is not an isolated incident or a single employee gripe.

    Also, people with experience are often not consulted on big picture decisions. Nothing is more frustrating than to see my product line decisions being made above me without at least consultation. After all, the people in the trenches are the ones feeling the pain and understand why some of the subtle decisions are being made.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work if you're not a contractor

    Embedded Software Engineering Co-op (Former Employee) Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    ProsReally great forward thinking atmosphere. Often performs community outreach, charity events, and continuing education presentations to break up the work day. At the same time challenges employees to perform at a high level.

    ConsAs a Co-op there, I received lots of help to learn the Rockwell Automation development process. Full time hires receive similar treatment. Contractors on the other hand, seemed to get much less help learning the development process and were expected to just slowly figure it out.

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

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    Solid company with many opportunities for advancement.

    Project Engineer (Current Employee) Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    ProsI was provided with everything needed to complete my job. There is lots of room in the company to move around and change your career path as desired.

    ConsComing out of college, I had to accept the job without knowing where I would be located after training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    7 month co-op, would go back in a heartbeat.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    ProsHands on coding opportunities. Completed ~3 major projects during my 7 month co-op. Learned new programming languages. Had a senior software engineer as a mentor. Many other co-ops to interact with both at work professionally and through extracurricular activities socially. Received a housing stipend. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. I always was treated as a regular employee and not just as some co-op. Awesome company.

    ConsSome things such as coordination between HR and financial department were confusing and non uniform.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide co-ops with subsidized housing.

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

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    Lots of opportunities

    Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    ProsGet to work for a leader in automation

    ConsNever a dull moment, always having to keep up

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey are doing a great job

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

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    A good company with professional, flexible work environment.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    ProsFlexible schedule
    Good work/life balance
    Commitment to Quality
    Fair Performance Evaluation Process
    Great Facilities
    Good Cross-Functional Interaction
    Opportunities for travel
    Opportunities for career growth
    Support for local communities

    ConsWeak benefits
    Lack of diveristy (age, gender, race)
    Rockwell Automation is a very good company to work for

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Contractor

    Controls Engineer (Former Employee) Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    ProsGreat way to learn more how Rockwell Automation products are created.

    ConsAs a contractor it is not a good place to work since we are only treated as an item, not a person who is eager to help the company. No interaction with the manager and feel like you don't belong.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat contractors as being part of a team not just a thing. Acknowledge that they exist.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Demonstration of DO NOT CARE attitude

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    ProsBig company with potential to develop the software solutions based on the accumulated experience in industrial control. Huge depository of the legacy code.
    The position is good for the full time if you already work for several years.

    ConsUnclear software design.
    "You do NOT want to know it" attitude.
    Huge corporate culture :(

    Advice to Senior ManagementAsses the existed code and values.
    Create clear software design.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great atmosphere to learn and excel in your field.

    Intern (Former Employee) Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    ProsRelaxed, but professional environment involved in the exciting world of automation. A long history makes this company stable and full of experts, while it embraces innovation and opportunities to move forward.

    ConsDue to size of the company, several employee work needs were not met in a convenient amount of time, especially when first hired, but overall, I think the benefits of the company outweigh this understandable con.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An experience

    Customer Care Representative (Former Employee) Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    ProsPeople are friendly. Decent cafeteria

    ConsSome supervisor are very not knowledgeable of their task at hand. Positions available depending on who you are and who you know, not on what you know. I guess supervisor learn on the job. A little bullying in the department. Poor tools on hand to do a decent job. No upper support vs customer issues. It was time to go.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet informed qualified people in key positions not the son of an ex boss who may not be qualified.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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