Rockwell Automation

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Rockwell Automation Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
372 Reviews
3.7
372 Reviews
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Rockwell Automation Chairman, President, and CEO Keith D. Nosbusch
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Review Highlights

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 12 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Family Environment,
    Very Flexible
    Good Diversity
    Lots of opportunity to grow within the company

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is sometimes forgotten

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Review of Rockwell Automation

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation

    Pros

    Wonderful company to work for with great benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Some of middle management that has been there for 30+ years from the old AB days needs to go - they are there because of political and old family connections... parents works there and even grandparents. Need new blood with new ideas - too many of them roaming hallways talking about the old times and who they know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management is useless and non-supportive of those under them that are really doing THIER jobs. You need to clean house and find out who is really filling out your PADR's.

  3.  

    R&D Electrical Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    RA is a lead company with professional employees.

    Cons

    It is hard to get in.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    They treat their contractors/consultants well.

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

    I worked at Rockwell Automation as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for a 12 month contract. They have great people their and they treat people well.

    Cons

    They tend to be reluctant to keep contractors for much longer than a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems that you could use some improvement in implementing technologies such as GD&T and tolerance stackup since there seems to be reluctance on the part of some employees to take advantage of things they aren't familiar with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work.

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

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation

    Pros

    Great work environment at headquarters. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Good work life balance. Good ethics. Strong focus on personal development and moving up within the company. Very accommodating

    Cons

    Lots of empty space at HQ. Office areas are pretty outdated with old chairs, desks, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Team Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good Opportunity to learn different platforms.
    Good office environment.
    Flexibility to work at the office and from home.

    Cons

    Compensation for current position is below the market.
    Professional growth is normally impacted from the vertical management.
    Not enough training for personnel.
    Performance Reviews are not done properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review employee compensations.
    Make sure that management acts with ethic.
    Better support to key elements.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It all starts with culture...management sets the culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Richland Center, WI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Richland Center, WI

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation is market value for job, but you earn your money. You can make progress if you are liked by management.

    Cons

    Situational ethics on many issues and the company changes their policies to reflect what management is doing vs. following their policies already written in the business code of conduct. If management doesn't like you, they use the PIP system to terminate you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Productivity starts with you. Culture of valuing people and productivity is not present, that is where it starts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Absolutely Phenomenal!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Sales Administrator in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Field Sales Administrator in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Management is wonderful and appreciative. They play on your strengths and make sure you are doing what you love and are passionate about. They give you the tools that you need to be successful. They have a method for open communication and excellent inclusive policies.

    Cons

    Going from contract to full-time employee is tricky business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to maintain a good work/family balance and keep investing in your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sales Driven Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation for the work required. Focus on PMP certification and training support to obtain it. Management team is easily approachable.

    Cons

    Sales driven company, which is a con for someone interested in engineering. Opportunities for advancement limited without sales experience or willingness to relocate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate business systems among the various groups.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Engineering Intern

    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Management cares about your development.
    A lot of work to do.
    Good post graduation career programs.

    Cons

    Nothing as of yet, I've had a great experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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