Rockwell Automation

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Rockwell Automation Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
349 Reviews
3.7
349 Reviews
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Rockwell Automation Chairman, President, and CEO Keith D. Nosbusch
Keith D. Nosbusch
213 Ratings

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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I had a very fulfilling internship and dealt with awesome people.

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    Former Employee - Materials Analyst  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Materials Analyst in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Rockwell Automation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    It was a great place to be involved with a global supply chain. The people were really helpful and were very bright.

    Cons

    It seemed like it was a very stressful place to work, and I wasn't the biggest fan of Milwaukee. Not much to do within the city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Strong company to be a part of

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Specialist II  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Specialist II in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time

    Pros

    Generally it is a relaxed, but professional working environment. There is often a lot of cross collaboration. Rockwell is strong, and promotes development professionally, and allows for mobility within the company. Flex scheduling for most folks as well.

    Cons

    Can be very different working in different groups. Sometimes hard to find the person you actually need to get to for a given scenario.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Additional promotion of professional growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for with an awesome team of coworkers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mequon, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mequon, WI

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Customers always came first. Team work mentality with other employees or departments was outstanding. Managers were flexible with personal or family appointments. Consistent training done on a continuous basis for upgrades or procedure changes. Managers highly knowledgeable in all aspects of their division.

    Cons

    International inter-company communications regarding direction/action were sometimes slow in urgent situations. Not always allowed extra vacation time off during Christmas and New Year when most other departments were always off. Of course it does depend on ones position though and what they do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Start

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Mayfield Heights, OH
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Mayfield Heights, OH

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

    Pros

    Management cares about employees' career aspirations
    Company cares about the community
    Company cares about ethical practices
    Company cares about inclusion of minorities
    Work is technically challenging
    Great colleagues
    Great place to start as a young engineer

    Cons

    Facilities are a little dismal - Low lighting, gray, not stimulating
    Cafeteria does not offer many vegetarian options
    Education is not considered an employee "benefit," but it is offered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep caring about the community, ethical engineering, and your employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to start your career with

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    They provide good training for new engineers.
    The name Rockwell Automation and being certified on their products is great for future jobs

    Cons

    This particular position doesn't have a path to move up in the company. You have no choice but to spend 5 or more years of your career as a field service engineer.
    Low salary compared to industry standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Company Past its Prime

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good customer base and many employees to care and service the customer base. Great company to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Benefits degraded after CEO told Wall Street they wanted to be a good company to work for, not one of the best. Too many products being brand labeled and not enough internal product development. No more "game changers" since Control Logix was released.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out while the getting is good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company with a wonderful culture

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Analyst  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Sourcing Analyst in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Has a great culture, the people on my team are really wonderful. It's a large company but still feels small enough to get to know those around you. I've been very happy with my experience here. Huge building, bank, cafeteria, and gym in the Milwaukee HQ.

    Cons

    The area where I work looks like a prison. The building itself is intimidating. It's a joke that the company doesn't want us to leave the building ever.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Rockwell Automation - Great Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, great career builder

    Cons

    Average pay for a large company

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome growth potential!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The career development is outstanding, they really help you pick the path to where you want to go. They also will then provide you with the tools and coaching necessary to fulfill your vision.

    Cons

    The work life can get a little crazy, but the learning from the stress and the challenges you'll face are second to none for your career!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help everyone understand their piece in the overall strategy - less silos and polarity metrics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good business is based on Ethical Behavior toward

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Richland Center, WI
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Richland Center, WI

    I worked at Rockwell Automation as a contractor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Compensation was very good,

    Cons

    but you had to earn it through long hours away from your Family and Friends and many compromises that management decides you shouldn't do. Alot of cliches and being left out of communication you need to do your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk, example speaks louder than words. Ethics are suppose to be a company priority, but it appears it is only situational ethics that are practiced. Have your employees rate their managers to find unprofessional, unproductive, narcissistic managers.and hold them to a higher standard are they represent RA to our customers. People who are treated well are very productive. That is key to getting your Productivity Goals met.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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