Rogers Corporation Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    It's OK for now

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, opportunities to take on new things, good work/life balance, CEO working to change the culture in a positive way to move us into the future and keep the company growing

    Cons

    Many employees have been a Rogers a long time and their acceptance of new people, new processes, & new ideas is very limited. There is a consistent belief across the company that tenure protects employees from needing to prove their value or stretching beyond what has been their normal. There are employees who still believe people should live in the area to work there.

    Advice to Management

    It appears many decisions get made before thinking through them and changing when negative reactions are realized. Confidentiality could be better Put more emphasis at the leadership level on the importance of developing employees by demonstrating it at the top and require it from their managers. Managers behave more like individual contributors than managers of people.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Was a 'nice' place to work, now turned in to a different world. Think carefully about joining.

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

    I have been working at Rogers Corporation

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

    Pros

    Generally treat their employees well, good work/life balance, global business with attendant opportunities for travel and working with other cultures. Many employees have 20+ year tenures, which says something for the environment.

    Cons

    Rogers was stuck in a time warp and now global competition is a reality. This is causing a lot of turmoil in the organization with a lot of new 'talent' at the top trying to figure out what to do, and the old timers not knowing what's hit them.

    Advice to Management

    Some really smart people, and some not so much. Figure out who really makes a difference and lay out the plan for the future with them.


  3. Rogers Corp.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with
    Very knowlegeable on their products and markets
    Sometimes willing to try new things

    Cons

    sometimes too slow to make changes

    Advice to Management

    sometimes too conservative


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  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Both the Best and Worst Place I've Worked

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Rogers, CT
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Rogers, CT

    I worked at Rogers Corporation

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 Management

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


  7. Rogers Corporation is an Awesome Company to work for!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Associate in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Rogers Corporation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rogers Corporation cares about its employees.
    good benifits
    good working conditions and the job is like childs play. Its that easy .
    our new safety guy Brian really cares about the employees welfare. Brian actively promotes a safe working environment.-
    good pay.
    even in a down economy we got several quarterly and annual bonuses
    Rogers corp. actively promotes continuing education as a way for advancement if one choices that route.
    The outgoing CEO Mr. Bob Wachob lead Rogers Corporation thru many sucessful years and helped open the door so we as a company can get into the LARGEST economy in the world. Bob was worth every nickel he received in his exit package.
    The new CEO Mr. Bruce Hoechner has a decade of experience in china and seems to have excellent foresight. maybe Bruce will get us to the billion dollar in sales goal.

    WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY BUT ROGERS CORPORATION HAS BEEN AWESOMELY KIND TO ME.

    Cons

    pessimism in some employees really is a mental drain. But i am always learning new ways to optimize their pessimism.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and please start actively promoting optimism and get rid of all the employees who feel they owe the company nothing but expect the world.

    Thank you.


  8. Senior Management at Rogers needs to be overhauled - Leadership out of touch with markets, customers and employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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

    Pros

    Rogers encourages professional development of its employees
    Rogers compensation and benefits are in line with similar positions in same industries

    Cons

    Leadership out of touch with markets, customers and employees
    Environment too political
    Focus is on short term not long term

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so arrogant - you're not the only game in town.


  9. Overall good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - General Manager in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Rogers Corporation

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for Learning and sharing councils
    Sharing Councils

    Cons

    Somewhat political
    Company is static in revenue growth

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in business development to grow revenue opps


  10. Helpful (3)

    Not a good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Management in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Management in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Rogers Corporation

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

    Pros

    If you dislike accountability, if you are an expert in political manouvering, this may be your company.

    Cons

    Most of Sr management and executive leadership team never worked for any other company and have no clue on best practices (for any discipline). Some middle manager learn their trade by reading texts. Company survives through waste and missed opportunites by charging a premium for their products.

    Advice to Management

    Shed most of dinosaurs, instill discipline, focus, and innovative spirit before it is too late.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Look somewhere else

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Rogers, CT
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Rogers, CT

    I have been working at Rogers Corporation

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

    Pros

    Innovative company with lots of potential.

    Cons

    Old school management - who doesn't leave their office or interact with employees. HR department leadership is TERRIBLE.

    Advice to Management

    Find a real HR VP and implement some grass roots efforts to communicate to your staff. Consider moving the Connecticut location to Arizona - less union garbage and more innovation. For a company with so many great inventions, it acts really old.



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