Rockwell Automation Reviews

Updated June 23, 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. Test Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Automation

    Pros

    Very ethical, diverse company. Compensation is good.

    Cons

    None I can think of


  2. Director of IT

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time

    Pros

    Strong corporate culture, strong focus

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to influence culture


  3. Remote Support Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communication/Networks Remote Support Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Communication/Networks Remote Support Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

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

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

    Pros

    The opportunities to get another degree or certification are endless, which they pay for. Very easy to move up or into different areas of the industry.

    Cons

    No Cons at all. Great company to work for


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  5. Good workplace

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Rockwell Automation (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Focussed environment. Good coworkers. Competitive pay.

    Cons

    Complex systems. HR disengaged. Heavily focussed on "inclusion" over performance.


  6. Good company with long history

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

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of different areas of the company allowing for mobility in your career.
    Primarily a hardware / software company culture with services groups

    Cons

    Traditional cons of a publically traded company
    In some areas of the company constant change in org
    Different and conflicting cultures in different business groups

    Advice to Management

    Resist temptation to change for the sake of change


  7. Helpful (1)

    Rockwell Automation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Rockwell Automation

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay. Contrologix has a wide installed base so learning that product line is good for your long term career.

    Cons

    facilities are a bit shabby. They are becoming almost exclusively and out-sourcing company so you will do little direct engineering. Most of your effort will be writing specs and interfacing with customers. If you are a young engineer you will not get the kind of experience you need to develop your skills. Have had a lot of turnover in the Houston office including management.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Mixed Opinion

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

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule (but the flexibility is due to often long hours being necessary)
    Competitive pay
    Fairly competitive benefits
    Many positions have the ability to telecommute
    Upward career mobility (if you are in Milwaukee)

    Cons

    Increasingly less incentive to dedicate oneself to the company - those of us hired in with a certain retirement understanding have seen that "promise" weaned into non-existence.

    No pension for new hires (see above)

    Too many chiefs. And the chiefs frequently have zero knowledge of the departments they are running.

    HR department is completely disengaged.

    Raises do not cover cost of living + insurance increases. 3.5% is considered well above average, with mid-2% being average.

    Severe lack of manpower in many departments. As employees quit or retire, they are frequently not replaced. See the flexible schedule in the Pros section above.

    Many positions are being moved overseas to India.

    Advice to Management

    Take another company-wide management survey to attain an updated pulse on your workforce morale and concerns.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Account Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Leader in the industry, strong market share, ethical company, great company culture, global company, fortune 500, work life balance, and opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Large company and at times you are incentivized to moved geographically to advance your career


  10. Sr Software Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very talented development community, management focuses on your career development

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility and long working hours.


  11. Solid Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Embedded Software Engineer in Mayfield Heights, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Embedded Software Engineer in Mayfield Heights, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Not only do they say they are ethical and care about their employees, but they show it too. From rewarding employees who fight corruption to paying their salaried engineers overtime when not legally required. There hasn't been a day when I was sitting around at my desk waiting for work to show up.

    They provide a very clear path for progressing in your career.

    Cons

    Just went through a stint of mandatory overtime with another stint on the horizon. Not all of it is the company's fault though. Some of the processes used require a lot of overhead for seemingly little value.

    Advice to Management

    Better project timeline estimates and less invasive processes.



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