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Rockwell Automation Houston Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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Pros
  • one of the best company to provide effective work life balance to the employees (in 88 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 54 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not a priority (in 23 reviews)

  • Slow to Change, Growth Opportunities (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Product Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time

    Pros

    This is the best work environment out there today.

    Cons

    There are no cons - my office even has free coffee!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Important Information"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Administrative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Administrative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Salaries, Good End of Year Bonus. Excellent company to work with

    Cons

    Extremely Sales Driven Company. Operations and Engineering Solutions are still struggling.

    Advice to Management

    Make a Stake Holder chart and try to balance between Sales and other of organizations.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Outsource central"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Contrologix has a good market share so it is good experience. There are a few good people around.

    Cons

    Very project management drive. All about the metrics. So, naturally, the metrics say to outsource. So, the job is becoming more to package up work and send it to India. Of course, that doesn't really work but ROK hasn't figured that out, yet.

    If you want to be a good engineer, can't work at an outsourcer. You just won't get the experience. That is ROK's problem, the good engineers are leaving in droves.

    Advice to Management

    Are you in the control business or are you a peddler? Peddler get 35% margins, engineering doesn't get that. If you try to do it, you will be forced to outsource more and more while your inhouse staff disintegrates.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Rockwell Average Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Large Company with plenty of opportunity.

    Cons

    Lack of organization and procedure overload make this an inefficient and frustrating place to work

    Advice to Management

    Focus on best practice and don't always conform to popular opinion.


  5. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, and inclusive environment.

    Cons

    Very narrow field of career opportunities. Compensation and bonus system could also use re-evaluating.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Don't believe the hype"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is running water and air conditioning, plenty of parking

    Cons

    If you are a contractor, you will work side by side with full time employees, you will do the same amount of work, but with less pay and no benefits. Getting hired to full time is next to impossible. You will waste a year of your life here unless you are an intern trying to gain some experience.

    Advice to Management

    for a company that espouses ethical practices...its seems more preach than practice


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Team Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Opportunity to learn different platforms.
    Good office environment.
    Flexibility to work at the office and from home.

    Cons

    Compensation for current position is below the market.
    Professional growth is normally impacted from the vertical management.
    Not enough training for personnel.
    Performance Reviews are not done properly.

    Advice to Management

    Review employee compensations.
    Make sure that management acts with ethic.
    Better support to key elements.

  8. "Anonymous-RA"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment, quality of work!

    Cons

    micro managing! need to improve on employee trainings and benefits...

    Advice to Management

    Employee training in their area of work every year to cop with market trends and new demands!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Poor leadership from upper managment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There seems to be good investment in graduate programs and development.

    Good opportunities for those seeking a career in project management. Rapid career development for high achievers.

    Good travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Company policies and business strategies are geared around hardware and product sales. There seems to be little interest from upper management with regards to providing solutions.

    Very poor customer service. There is a attitude of just putting any body on the job rather than selecting competent resources with the relevant skill sets.

    Decision making is carried out by HR and Sales, management is often bypassed.

    There is little encouragement and no defined path for those seeking a technical career. Hierarchy is such that only management is recognized.

    There is a reluctance to hire qualified experienced engineers. Growth strategy based around hiring non-technical managers and graduates.

    Benefits could be better matched to other major industry players.

    Advice to Management

    Engineers should be the backbone of the solutions business... Invest in them.

    Appoint the correct management and leadership at a business function / group level and empower them to make decisions.


  10. "After 5 yrs in management, it's a good place to be from."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Conservative, solid, technically & ethically sound.

    Cons

    Struggling to overcome outdatedness issues. Doesn't take care of people long-term at all. Doesn't believe in progressive training in-house for newly acquired companies.

    Advice to Management

    Could really use being more open minded & thinking outside of the box, especially about training for it's people. Very low appreciation for Emotional Intelligence!


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