Rockwell Automation Reviews

Updated May 20, 2015
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Rockwell Automation Chairman, President, and CEO Keith D. Nosbusch
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Pros
  • The culture, people and work life balance is something that excites me to come into work everyday (in 32 reviews)

  • The work environment was very driven by ITIL documentation (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be out of whack - hours can be demanding (in 13 reviews)

  • Slow to change due to size of the organization (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    hate the PMO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mequon, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mequon, WI

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people
    great projects
    great people
    great market position

    Cons

    PMO has no idea on how to manage technology based products
    Seem to plan to fail on every program. Expect engineering to save them
    Way Way too much techno- Politics
    Some tech leaders never deliverer anything except powerpoint
    Development team get discouraged
    Every manager wants to pretend he is a designer

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your technical team product more often.

  2. Project Manger

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Mequon, WI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Mequon, WI

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company with visible goals to achive, Many people working there for many years

    Cons

    Management stays away from risk, trying to work with low risk projects,. Cost is hign thta prevents goos sales

    Advice to Management

    Be more aggressive with risk, study risk and metigate not avoid in whole

  3. Sr control firmware

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Control Firmware Enguneer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Control Firmware Enguneer in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, future scope work, new invotion and up to sate technologies

    Cons

    Lack of process, lack of coordination between groups , need improve value add service to customers

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  5. Overall Great Experience to Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Finance Intern in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Intern - Finance Intern in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The environment is great. There are many opportunities to gain exposure to various departments within the company. They are flexible with scheduling when it comes to interns and aren't too picky about hours as long as you get your work done. Most of the people are very friendly.

    Cons

    I didn't feel like I received enough attention and feedback as I would have liked. Sometimes, I didn't have work or projects to do, but my managers were too busy for me to reach out to them.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with the interns and include them more within the department so they can feel useful and like they are contributing to something larger.

  6. Good company to start with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company as a new hire. They give you the tools and resources you need.

    Cons

    Promotions and raises seem to be rare. Management doesn't show appreciation.

  7. 3 years with Rockwell

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Developer, Database Analyst in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Current Employee - Database Developer, Database Analyst in Reynoldsburg, OH

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice company to work for

    Cons

    was commuting from Columbus and staying in Extended Stay A,erica...was kind of pricy

    Advice to Management

    don't save money on report developers!

  8. Hardware Engineer Level 2

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A very healthy work Environment and respectful people.
    Good quality Work ethics.

    Cons

    Less peer pressure towards task completion.

  9. Mature firmware centric culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, vacation schedules,covered parking. There is a certain level of maturity about handling projects involving firmware that is not to be taken for granted. Project planning and execution process is well thought out. Labs are well furnished with plenty of adequate equipment.

    Cons

    Engineering disciplines are very segregated if you are not the discipline lead. Management can sometimes overreach when development issues arise. Purchasing supplies can be a slow and bureaucratic process.

  10. Flexible but not challenging

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Development Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Hardware Development Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN

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

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

    Pros

    Good work and life balance; regular updates to all employees; training opportunities; nice people to work with; well-established lessons learned.

    Cons

    Way too slow of any project; too small facility, no fitness, no cafeteria; turnover rates are relatively high; management are too dominated in decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Promote and keep talented people

  11. It's been a positive experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Marketing Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Contractor - Marketing Specialist in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, location, friendly coworkers, available education, available health related activities

    Cons

    Lack of upper management really understanding what the "little guy" all does.


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