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B&R Industrial Automation Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at B&R Industrial Automation full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment; not micormanaging & political
    Flexibility
    Executives are approachable, not difficult to work with, and care about employees
    Good benefits compared to most companies
    Great products and services
    Excellent in-house training programs

    Cons

    Pay is fair, but could be better
    Dental should have a higher rate subsidized by company
    401k could be better with company matching higher amount
    Need better structure for growth opportunity
    Would like opportunity to partially work from home

    Advice to Management

    More structure and accountability


  2. "Awesome culture and people, but can't stand up to corporate office in Austria."

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at B&R Industrial Automation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture
    Great products
    Go to Austria every year for sales meeting
    Awesome customers and support staff
    Very smart engineers
    Strong Training program

    Cons

    Lofty growth expectations
    Poor bonus structure
    Weak senior management
    Cut corners on certain important things
    Still use Lotus notes for email
    Weak IT support for remote offices

    Advice to Management

    Hire some more experienced people from industry, not just new college grads


  3. "if you have a veteran mentor to teach when you start, you will not have a problem.. Ppl working there are great, however"

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    Former Employee - Product Support Engineer in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Product Support Engineer in Roswell, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at B&R Industrial Automation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a LOT , pretty much everything on my own.

    Cons

    Class "professor" who trained us was his first time, and the project schedule and grading standards were unfair.

    Advice to Management

    Get an experienced "mentor" to train us for months before our final projects. First time teaching, I think 4/4 people in class were all unsatisfied and could've learned more and program more efficiently if taught by a veteran. I.E. The person who taught bootcamp year 2011 spring?


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Application Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at B&R Industrial Automation (More than a year)

    Pros

    The product range is flexible and smaller teams gives chance to work on multiple project alone and learn more.

    Cons

    1> Business is limited to OEM and machine manufacturing and very low penetration in process automation.


  6. "Great opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Iron Worker in Bernalillo, NM
    Former Employee - Iron Worker in Bernalillo, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at B&R Industrial Automation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management was helpful and always available. Hard work daily but the best training and knowledge in the construction industry.

    Cons

    I don't have a 20 word minimum on the cons for this job. again all I can say is that this company was a good experience and I recommend the opportunity to anyone applying

    Advice to Management

    all management was good


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Application Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training Provided for 20 weeks. First 10 weeks lectures covers range of topics from basic revision on programming on C, Ladder Logic and Structure text to motion control. Second 10 weeks are spent on projects. One group project and 5 individual projects. Salary and benefits paid in full during the training period. After completing the boot camp, you are graded on your work and some incentives are provided.

    Cons

    The boot camp instructor is Inexperienced.

    Advice to Management

    Put some one with experience on application development as a boot camp instructor.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "great"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at B&R Industrial Automation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, innovative, caring, personal, positive

    Cons

    small, salary, small, incentive pay,

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Automation industry leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&R Industrial Automation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Extremely innovative company. Software engineering is incredible. The hardware is totally scaleable. Employees are highly competent with advanced automation technologies. HQ are extremely supportive and fun to work with. They have a vision and know exactly where they are going. The employees are tremendous fun to work with. B&R have a real team environment. Great compensation tied to team and individual performance. The best learning environment I've ever worked in! Zero micro management and no politics.

    Cons

    NA customers are oblivious to the fact that Rockwell is selling old technology. B&R is so far ahead of Rockwell's technology. Therefore you must be patient to help customers learn benefits. Don't give up attitude is a must. This is not a country club. Go work at Rockwell if that's what your looking for.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support your employees develop. There is zero politics at B&R, don't let this change. Continue to invest in growing your global presence. Your HR process and training is great. Continue to augment the HR and Training tools.


  10. "Outstanding products, training and people."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at B&R Industrial Automation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    B&R in North America has a fantastic training process for new engineering graduates, which includes over 12 weeks of hands on skill building. After this engineering boot camp, you're prepared to tackle a lot of applications by yourself. There is a good mix of experienced and newer engineers, but there is a generally young and ambitious corporate culture. The products are really great - they have good hardware that is all centrally made in one location in Austria, so quality is high.

    Cons

    This is still a small company, so some growth opportunities are a little hard to come by. I think in the next few years this will only get better.


  11. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - IT Executive Technician in Byfleet, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Executive Technician in Byfleet, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at B&R Industrial Automation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gain more knowledge from your experts

    Cons

    little knowledge gain from the experts in the office

    Advice to Management

    Include training lessons to the employees



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