Rockwell Automation Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
344 Reviews

3.6
344 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 30 reviews)

  • The work environment was very driven by ITIL documentation (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be out of whack - hours can be demanding (in 12 reviews)

  • Senior management seems to be intentionally ignorant of the situation (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company with a wonderful culture

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Analyst  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Sourcing Analyst in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Has a great culture, the people on my team are really wonderful. It's a large company but still feels small enough to get to know those around you. I've been very happy with my experience here. Huge building, bank, cafeteria, and gym in the Milwaukee HQ.

    Cons

    The area where I work looks like a prison. The building itself is intimidating. It's a joke that the company doesn't want us to leave the building ever.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Rockwell Automation - Great Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, great career builder

    Cons

    Average pay for a large company

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Company Past its Prime

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good customer base and many employees to care and service the customer base. Great company to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Benefits degraded after CEO told Wall Street they wanted to be a good company to work for, not one of the best. Too many products being brand labeled and not enough internal product development. No more "game changers" since Control Logix was released.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out while the getting is good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pay is great. Middle Mgmt is great. IT,Tecnology and systems are horrible.

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Administrator
    Current Employee - Senior Field Administrator

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

    Pros

    Rockwell offers great pay and benefits. Most co-workers are nice and helpful.

    Cons

    IT support is so bad most try to solve their own issues before calling. Folks in charge of systems implementation do not listen to field office input before rolling out new programs causing reduced productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand field office needs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not the best experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Many nice people, do fun things like ball games, lunches, etc.Work and industry is interesting. Local small office has many great people.

    Cons

    No feedback. If you don't know this industry, will have a hard time getting answers. Easy to get lost in the shuffle, even if working in a smaller site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communications with employees. Keep all informed about status frequently. Provide better on boarding when new employees join.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome growth potential!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The career development is outstanding, they really help you pick the path to where you want to go. They also will then provide you with the tools and coaching necessary to fulfill your vision.

    Cons

    The work life can get a little crazy, but the learning from the stress and the challenges you'll face are second to none for your career!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help everyone understand their piece in the overall strategy - less silos and polarity metrics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Rockwell Automation Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Automation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    There are a number of different career opportunities.

    Cons

    There is a corporate type atmosphere.

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Being such a large company, you would expect a strict fast-paced environment. However, this is not the case. While there are deadlines to be met and plenty of work to do, in many cases your left to complete it at your own pace; as long as you're meeting deadlines of course. Topped off with a large host of benefits and friendly staff members, it's a great environment for anyone looking for long-term employment or even to gain some valuable experience before moving on.

    Cons

    While co-workers do tend to be friendly, many of the older employees that make up a vast majority of the company tend to be stuck in there way, straying away from new processes that interfere with "their way of doing things."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an open mind to new innovations and don't be afraid to enforce them to make things "easier" in the long run.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome Company to work for long-term

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Mayfield Heights, OH
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mayfield Heights, OH

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, summer hours (Four 9-hr days, half day Friday), good cafeteria, gift shop, and workout facilities, organized activities for young people, continued learning is promoted, good video training for employees.

    Many of the employees have been here for all of their lives. They say it is a great company to work for at that RA takes care of them.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between upper management and developers.. changes are just thrown at developers with little input or notice, slow to change, much of the software and tools are outdated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work with flexible work hours! M

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    - Half day Fridays between Memorial and Labor days (work four 9 full and 1 half day)
    - Great benefits
    - A lot of extra curricular activities/groups to join within the organization.
    - Corporate responsibility is apparent in upper leadership and cascades top down.
    - Highly focused on ethics and training employees.

    Cons

    - Employee growth opportunities at times seems to be lacking.
    - Cubed environment feels cramped and uninviting at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on following through with employee growth initiatives and offer more employee incentives/perks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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