Rogers Corporation
2.8 of 5 30 reviews
www.rogerscorp.com Rogers, CT 1000 to 5000 Employees

Rogers Corporation Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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2.8 30 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Rogers Corporation President & CEO Bruce D. Hoechner

Bruce D. Hoechner

(7 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Too much politics

    Engineering (Former Employee)
    Carol Stream, IL

    ProsNone. It was a very stressful environment to work in. Don't get fooled by the smiles and politeness.

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

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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 Senior ManagementGet 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    R&D (Current Employee)

    ProsVery laid back
    Meeting industrial standards benefits

    ConsLower salaries
    Low raises
    No career advancements

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

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    Not a good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsLike 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 Senior ManagementIt'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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Do not work for Rogers Corporation!!!

    Regional Manager (Former Employee)
    Chandler, AZ

    ProsThere 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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lack of proper leadership from the managerial level

    Production Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Woodstock, CT

    ProsEmployees are hard working and knowledgable

    ConsUpper Management is lacking in leadership skills

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to lead by example

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No thinking required...Management Knows Best

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork/life balance, comp and benefits

    ConsThe culture is great for a old and declining company

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake advice from people outside your inner circle, becasue their view of reality is just as unrealistic as yours.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    bad

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nothing Fancy

    Industrial Engineer (Current Employee)
    Carol Stream, IL

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop congratulating yourself and focus on employee development.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Both the Best and Worst Place I've Worked

    Process Engineer (Former Employee)
    Rogers, CT

    ProsThe top management of my division and my direct supervisor were the best I've encountered. Very much engaged and supportive of their people. They appreciated my contribution and rewarded it generously.

    ConsThe most toxic corporate culture I've ever seen. The hourly peoples' union is militantly anti-management and encourages openly contemptuous treatment of anyone in a professional position. Also, many in the R&D department regard anyone involved in manufacturing as little better than a trained monkey. Upper management seems to have a flawed grasp of business principles and has pursued several disastrous acquisitions. Bob Wachob makes no secret of his distaste for the manufacturing side of the business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet over yourselves. You don't walk on water. There's too much arrogance in the corporate culture that needs to be toned down.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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