Rockwell Automation Reviews

Updated April 25, 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. It's been a positive experience.

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    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.

  2. database developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Automation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent people and exceptional management

    Cons

    no cons except that my contract ended

    Advice to Management

    hire me back!

  3. Good company for automation and friendly people to work with. High demanding and hard to balance work and life.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Automation

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, very friendly atmosphere. Good benefits and paid for mileage. Easy to move position in the company.

    Cons

    Traditional style of hierarchy. Hard to stand out and small rewards for working hard. Can be a high demanding job. Hard work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to new ideas and work on fixing current products instead of reinventing it.

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  5. It was good working at this company

    Current Intern - Intern in Mequon, WI
    Current Intern - Intern in Mequon, WI

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Received exciting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Give more preference to people's skills than technical skills.

  6. I like my work and the people I work with.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation

    Pros

    Rockwell is a great company!

    Cons

    The Pace of everything is slow.

  7. Poor choice

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The field sales people were the best thing about the job.

    Cons

    Way too many internal controls, to the point it didn't seem like anyone was trusted. If you are not from Wisconsin you will have a hard time advancing in the company. Bad bad bad HR practices.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate diversity more.

  8. Great company with great people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Automation

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

    Pros

    Leading products and strong relationships with customers. Good career advancement. Ability to work and travel internationally. Opportunity to partner and collaborate with colleagues from around the globe.

    Cons

    Decision making can be too slow at times.

  9. Production Test Technician

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    Former Employee - Production Test Technician in Richland Center, WI
    Former Employee - Production Test Technician in Richland Center, WI

    I worked at Rockwell Automation (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    It was a very clean and safe place to work. The pay was good.

    Cons

    The work was not consistence. In winter there was usually couple months where it was slow and you were standing around doing nothing, but during the summer months you could expect to be working 60 hours a week. Another big issue, was that management constantly changed and this made it hard to get much done with every single new person coming in with their big new ideas they wanted to try. The company also used the plant to try and debug all their new products. This part was actually fun, but the issue was that they expected the pant to maintain their production levels while fixing massive engineering issues. It just was not possible. The uppers were not ever happy... The great people that worked there seemed to pull off production quotas even with everything against them, but management always seem to yell or complain it was not enough. It is so bad that in the 3 years I have seen many happy go lucky people join and with in couple months they were angry depressed people. It was very sad.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing stuff every couple months. Tell people they are doing a good job and mean it. Find a balance in the work load. Working 58 hours a week really puts a lot of stress on people.

  10. Awsom

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    Current Employee - Engineer Intern in Mequon, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer Intern in Mequon, WI

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Better work experience and good for starting careers.

    Cons

    Growth and salary hikes are limited

  11. Good culture for EEs, young overall, but slow moving and not open to new technology

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of younger people, very nice personalities, room for advancement, understanding that development happens through lateral movement.
    Wide variety of products and lots of good design teams to interact with

    Cons

    Close minded, very old fashioned in terms of management structure, lots of bureaucracy. Then definitely have "molds" they prefer. A young EE or even an ME with experience will get a lot of support. dont fit the mold and they wont be nearly as excited.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more open minded to new tech and the evolution of what an "engineer" is. The environment needs to get more productive and creative if they want to stay afloat in the future.

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