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Rockwell Automation Cleveland Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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Pros
  • one of the best company to provide effective work life balance to the employees (in 95 reviews)

  • The company has fostered such amazing work environment that employees have become brand evangelists and they also tend to speak highly of each other (in 63 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be an issue if the individual does not manage themselves appropriately (in 26 reviews)

  • long-time, successful company is sometimes slow to change (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company To Work For"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Mayfield Heights, OH
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Mayfield Heights, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rockwell has some exciting projects and very experienced engineers that help you grow as an engineer.

    Cons

    The company benefits seem average at best.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good environment to work in!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home option
    Steady schedule (Monday- Friday)
    Great co-workers and management
    Supervisor flexibility with Dr appointments, etc.

    Cons

    Heavy workload
    Understaffed at the moment

  3. "Tech Support Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer Technical Support in Parma, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer Technical Support in Parma, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing bad to say
    overall good

    Cons

    Some customer are hard to work with over the phone


  4. "Software Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Cleveland, OH
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Automation as an intern

    Pros

    Somewhat relaxed work environment, competitive pay, good benefits. This is the type of company you work for when a bit older and looking to settle down.

    Cons

    Slow development process, lots of documentation and meeting overhead. Technologies used are a bit old. This is all because their products need to be extremely reliable.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "software engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good balance of work and life

    Cons

    everything is slow. no clear career path.

    Advice to Management

    put more time to understand employee's thoughts


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Leadership Competent?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits.
    Facility is nice.
    People are nice.
    Sushi Day on Tuesdays
    Friday Omelette Day.

    Cons

    Where do I start?
    Concerned that the company will seize to exist in 5 years.
    Leadership is severely lacking.
    Not very creative.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees to make the right decisions. Remove hand from cookie jar.


  7. "Senior Mechanical Designer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Rockwell Automation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong experience in Proe , Solidworks and PDM /PLM tools: SAP, Windchilll, EPDM, Autodesk Vault. Strong experience in Product design ( Plastic , Sheetmetal enclosures)

    Cons

    Worked as contractor and had limited access to the facilities.

  8. "Rockwell Automation after 5 years"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture of Diversity and Inclusion,
    Pockets of Good Remote Work Practices,
    Awesome technology - They are good at what they do and have very interesting products to work on.
    Excellent 401k benefits,
    Good work life balance with Flex hours

    Cons

    Pockets of Poor Remote Work Practices,
    Continuous Training is not as big a priority as I think it should be,
    Worst health insurance benefit I have ever had,
    They are still trying to master software development processes. They are moving to agile methodologies, but haven't figured it out yet.

    Advice to Management

    Improve health insurance benefits, continue to push Community of Best Practice in software development.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Reputation of treating employees badly"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time

    Pros

    Big company perks
    Company wide activities and programs offered throughout the year
    Paycheck & benefits

    Cons

    The culture is extremely conservative, political, stale, good ole boys club, with a rigid mentality. A culture of exclusion and retaliation seems to be supported.

    Lacks diversity in middle and upper management and leadership positions.

    The ID teams' management works in direct opposition to Rockwell's ethics mission and will actively use bullying tactics and/or suppress certain individuals based on personal intolerances or judgments. Priding herself on using constructive dismissal tactics to create a hostile work environment that results in employees resigning. HR seems to support this despite the high turnover and numerous complaints.

    Very dysfunctional work experience.

    Advice to Management

    The people are the greatest assets to the organization.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Software Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good pay, and good benefits. Facilities are fairly well kept and co-workers are generally adept. Company events like picnic and engineer activities. Mentoring activities and growth opportunities for young engineers.

    Cons

    Working with old technologies, rigid mentality and culture, slow to change, progress is very slow, overly reliant on Microsoft. Processes in different groups may vary and cause conflict. Working with groups in different time zones is challenging. Some groups unable/unwilling to work toward common goal. Security and intellectual property concerns are paranoid. Security measures make work difficult. Company is so behind the competition that there is little or nothing to protect. Low water pressure -- what is with the water?

    Advice to Management

    Cut the Microsoft umbilical cord. Move to more modern technologies, especially for core products. Get rid of those unwilling to change. Need common processes and vision for distributed projects.


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