Rogers Corporation Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Rogers Corporation President & CEO Bruce D. Hoechner
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Too much politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in Carol Stream, IL
    Former Employee - Engineering in Carol Stream, IL

    I worked at Rogers Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None. It was a very stressful environment to work in. Don't get fooled by the smiles and politeness.

    Cons

    Managers do not recognize true talent. Instead they listen to the squeaky wheel. The louder one squeaks, the more one gets listened to , whether or not there is any merit to the issue. Some people are regarded as blue eyed wonders, who can do no wrong. Disruptive behavior was tolerated. Disrespectful behavior was tolerated. Another person who had a knack for producing beautiful slide shows was promoted over and over, even though he had little else to show.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of managers who foster the above culture and then maybe you have a chance.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Don't let the 'nice' fool you people who have worked there 10+ years are passive agressive and will stab you in the back

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rogers Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Very polite.
    -Very mediocre personalities - no volatility - no outward hostility - always polite and conservative
    -If you strive for mediocre, if you are satisfied with being average and not pushing the envelope - this is the perfect fit in a perfectly mundane existance

    Cons

    --All people who are better than average leave Rogers before their 10th Anniversary.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all of your Product Managers, Business Development Managers, and Regional Sales Managers who have been around a decade or more - should be asked to move on. They are holding the company back from growth. Bruce needs to continue sweeping these people OUT! They do nothing for the bottom line or morale.


  3. Good to bring in new leaders from outside, R&D is next to be overhauled

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    Current Employee - R&D
    Current Employee - R&D

    I have been working at Rogers Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very laid back
    Meeting industrial standards benefits

    Cons

    Lower salaries
    Low raises
    No career advancements

    Advice to Management

    Time to bring in new CTO, R&D head for real innovations. Lucky timing is history.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Not a good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rogers Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    There are good people at bottom tier of pyramid doing their best in a very hostile environment.

    Cons

    Like any other companies, there are plenty of dirty laundries here and just about all the unethical measures one could read in the paper have taken place in this corporation. This is a company that values royalty more than anything else. If you are going to work for them, keep this in mind. The core executive leadership team is shortsighted with focus only on quarterly results. Layoff is in the heart of this company's operation when sales is not meeting its goal. Stay in the sales and R&D teams but not the operations. There are limited career opportunities if you are not in the right bucket meeting the right criteria.

    Advice to Management

    It's good that you have shed/retired some old apples who can no longer contribute to the company. Bring more outside talents like the new CEO to infuse perspectives and energy. Get rid of more old timers who get promoted because of time served. Good luck.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Do not work for Rogers Corporation!!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Rogers Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are none. This is a horrible company with terrible HR practices. This company recently laid off high senority salary employees simply because one Director of Global Operations didn't like the people. The Director of Global Operations had a very poor performance record and directly mishandled two Rogers ventures that ended in complete failire

    Cons

    The company has no vision, hires enablers to get the work done, but then sacrifices true talent to keep dead weight around the company. This company is doomed to failure if they do not get a vision and get rid of most of the Directors and VP's.

    Advice to Management

    Quit! find something else to screw up. The are not engaged at all in the day to day operations.


  7. Not a great place to work! No longer OK for now

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, CT

    I have been working at Rogers Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Knowledge retained through longer term employees
    Work with some very smart people who are dedicated to what they are doing
    Benefit offerings are very generous
    Beginning to obtain more targeted hires of some strategic managers in the past year +
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Consistency is a big problem with policy enforcement and program distribution.
    Subject-matter experts/managers/leaders often have others outside their area of expertise weigh in on their approaches to running their business. Not all recent new employees and managers are not used to their level of knowledge. Need to employer the people here.
    Not nibble with decision making. Employees feel they need to have their opinion heard which weighs down getting decisions made.
    Company culture at the corporate level tends to be negative.
    Senior staff need to lead better to help the staff under them understand where the departments going and what is most important and what the priorities are.
    Internal systems very outdated and not competitive, but Rogers is moving in the right direction.
    Employee growth & development at Corporate are not priorities for the majority.

    Advice to Management

    Need stronger leadership to help set priorities and communicate clearly what remains as a priority.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Lack of proper leadership from the managerial level

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Woodstock, CT
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Woodstock, CT

    I worked at Rogers Corporation full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Employees are hard working and knowledgable

    Cons

    Upper Management is lacking in leadership skills

    Advice to Management

    Need to lead by example


  9. Helpful (1)

    No thinking required...Management Knows Best

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rogers Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work/life balance, comp and benefits

    Cons

    The culture is great for a old and declining company

    Advice to Management

    Take advice from people outside your inner circle, becasue their view of reality is just as unrealistic as yours.


  10. Helpful (1)

    bad

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

    I worked at Rogers Corporation full-time

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

    Pros

    good salary compared to what's available in the industry . The average age of the employees is young. you learn the hard way to work under pressure.

    Cons

    Really bad atmosphere in the work place. Lots of abusive behaviour from management staff. no advancement possibilities. New ideas are always subject to categorical refusal !

    Advice to Management

    start listening ! get off your blackberries ! there is a lot of work to be done.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Nothing Fancy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Carol Stream, IL
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Carol Stream, IL

    I have been working at Rogers Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, Good relationship building, Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities for growth, lots of office politics at a corporate level, old and out of date facilities, limited bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Stop congratulating yourself and focus on employee development.



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