Rockwell Automation Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. Product Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Rockwell Automation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good stability and conservative decision making with very professional people who care a lot about making high quality products. Rockwell is a great 4th down company - the people pull together to make great plays when it counts.

    Cons

    Conservative decision making often can be frustrating for highly ambitious or creative people. More recent management and HR have disconnected from the people.

    Advice to Management

    Workers used to have a "cause" they could rally around. This kind of leadership resulted in people doing great work, working long hours and playing out of position when needed. Bring that back.


  2. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding people, easy to talk to senior leadership. Lot's of options for movement around the company. Very flexible scheduling and good live-work balance. A strong culture of inclusion.

    Cons

    Organization is resistant to change. A decent amount of bloat in every department. Seems like some processes only kill possible innovation and good change. Compensation is lower than other companies in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Work on making the entire organization, but especially IT more agile. A lot of good changes are never made because it is so difficult to get anything done.


  3. Development Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Hardware Engineer in Mount Pleasant, WI
    Current Employee - Project Hardware Engineer in Mount Pleasant, WI

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, flexible hours, great pay, great culture.

    Cons

    High stress and long hours at times.


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  5. Sales Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great well known company, market leading company. Nice benefits included, 401K, car, phone, health insurance, etc... Very smart and talented people at this company.

    Cons

    The hours get longer the longer you are there, needing to take care of customers and such. You sometimes feel like a number and it's hard to get recognized for your hard work. Difficult to move up. Unorganized and behind the technology

    Advice to Management

    Build better career paths for young adults, don't just let them plateau after an entry level position is taken. Look to be more of a leader in technology and change .


  6. Finance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for horizontal movement, Very solid work/life balance. Summer Hours (half day friday's) are very nice

    Cons

    Lack of vertical movement opportunities. The company culture is incredibly conservative and the business is not interested in taking risks


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    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Ethical - Fair - Market Leader - long term support of customer base

    Cons

    - Slow with new technology - Constant change

    Advice to Management

    Move quicker to adopt new technogy and products to support it.


  8. GSM - compensation plan changes not good for some account managers

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Well known and established brand

    Cons

    way too conservative with new product development

    Advice to Management

    Be accountable and drive for resolution for account managers in the NA organization that have been penalized financially only due to plan changes and poor management decisions.


  9. Inventory associate

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    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and overtime offered. Awesome benefits.

    Cons

    If you do well and your "rate" is high they think you are cheating in doing your job. They let slackers get by with doing nothing and the people who work hard are questioned about integrity.

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees better, when someone is doing a good job...tell them. Stop patronizing good employees. just because you are in a high position does not make you better than others.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Rockwell

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    Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Mequon, WI
    Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Mequon, WI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Respectful, vibrant culture at Rockwell Automation. Lots of energetic young ppl.

    Cons

    Annual salary raise is minimal and need more diversity in management and leadership team.

    Advice to Management

    Annual salary raise is minimal which means could lose talented employees and need more diversity in management and leadership team.


  11. Global Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Account Manager
    Current Employee - Global Account Manager

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, decent work/life balance, lots of growth opportunities

    Cons

    Too slow, too conservative, miss product launch dates and are late to market

    Advice to Management

    Move Faster



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