Rockwell Automation Reviews

Updated August 26, 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. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Lots of opportunities available.

    Cons

    Typical large company. Not all opportunities were local.


  2. Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company that promotes advancing with in the organization.

    Cons

    I have not discovered a con yet.


  3. Steady and slow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Typical large company. Many advancement opportunities if you are near the major locations or are willing to move.

    Cons

    HR has been largely outsourced so good luck having a nice personal conversation with anyone who knows your benefits well.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you are engaging all your employees regularly. In such a large matrix organization things are too easily siloed.


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  5. Excellent Company!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rockwell Automation is a smart company that knows how to retain good talent and motivate them to perform at a high level. The quality and intelligence of the people that work here is very impressive. In short, this company makes me want to be a better employee. I'm very proud to work here.

    Cons

    401K matching plan is very average and the medical plan is not as good as some of Rockwell's competitors' plans.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


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    Great place for engineers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for internal candidates. Great opportunities to network. Visible leadership. Prefer to promote from within.

    Cons

    Can be a slow moving company-due to nature of industry. Limited yearly increases to salary and smallish bonuses.


  7. Rockwell Automation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Work life balance is excellent. Company very involved with community. Many opportunities to grow. The company has developed a diverse customer base minimizing.

    Cons

    At times, people complain too much.

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Manufacturing Engineer 3

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer III in Waitsburg, WA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer III in Waitsburg, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - good income - nice employees - verry good incurance

    Cons

    many changes inside company makes life not easy


  9. Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible in regards to work/life balance Highly values family and any situations that may occur The flexibility allowed me the freedom to leave if needed as long as my work was done which it always was More Technically sound than most companies, very innovative when initiating new ideas that benefit the company

    Cons

    Great stepping stone into career but pay is not competitive compared to other companies Decent for African Americans to work but many leave because of stagnant limited growth options There are not many African Americans in Executive positions which can be discouraging due to them being ranked one of the most Ethical Companies out there

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees a bit more, be a mentor not a dictator A thank you goes a long way


  10. Unsure of the future

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time

    Pros

    Great future outlook and direction

    Cons

    Usually reach the goals at the employees expense

    Advice to Management

    Practice the ethic we hold high


  11. Cross-functional teamwork opportunity; different culture in corporate office and plants

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depends on your team and manager, you can have fairly different experiences. Some are more micro-managing some are very hands off. Overall there are a lot of learning opportunities especially through working with diverse functions. There are endless projects to pick up if one desires to strengthen his/her skills and experience. Lots of positions available, good for career enhancement. Manager and HR support advancing your skills and knowledge as long as you ask for it.

    Cons

    Slower pace Resistance to change high. Compromises and willingness to understand new ideas low depending on the function

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are creative and open to new ideas that may benefit the business



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