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Rockwell Automation Milwaukee Reviews

Updated December 6, 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. "Great Culture, Benefits, and Opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This company really takes it's employee satisfaction seriously. Rockwell is very invested in promoting an inclusive culture, staying competitive with it's benefits and salary. Career growth is huge and everywhere you turn, there is advice to be found on how to develop as a person and an employee. It makes coming to work enjoyable, and a proud place to be. Everyone is always willing to help!

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  2. "Product Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The ability to do Networking

    Cons

    Bottom Line Driven, HR influences hiring based upon socially driven issues rather than on merit.

    Advice to Management

    Look at yourselves in the mirror.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Employee experience depends on what part of the organization you work in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Employee engagement survey is transparent and very visible
    - Company is stable; doesn't easily lay off groups en masse
    - Potential for career movement internally across a breadth of business units and functions

    Cons

    - Slow culture; parts of the organization are very traditional and conservative still
    - Middle management is not held accountable for developing, engaging, and retaining people
    - Career development resources exist, but are not really helpful
    - Little to no resources for employees to develop skills via training or even on the job

    Advice to Management

    - Get your managers in line; get rid of the bad ones and ensure you develop and support the new ones
    - Need to more rapidly transform the culture and workplace to attract and retain software and technology-focused talent


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Great Values- Rough Working Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits- if you are salaried. They have a cafeteria and a lot of areas for encouraging walking and bonding with other people who work there: "walking track" and walking treadmills, they also have ping pong tables- not that you will be allowed to use any of these items. They actually do give a lot of responsibility- but they really make you feel like you are not doing a good enough job. They give performance reviews and merit increases for interns, but don't take it seriously when you say you would like to get a full-time job there. They do pay you for holidays.

    Cons

    Working as an intern you basically do not get anything except for your managers pushing you to do more work than their more senior workers, with a significant pay decrease and high expectations about not taking any time off for school. They hate it when you take any time off at all (even for exams and finals at the end of the semester).

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your decisions and actions when you tell your interns that you would like to hire them on full-time after the internship has ended. Telling them that you think they have what it takes to work for a full-time position there, but then never answer any questions about how to help with getting a job, or even come back with a position after the internship has ended is misleading and disappointing, not to mention a complete waste of time for the internship.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, with great culture and great ethics!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Automation (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company, with great benefits and great working culture.

    Cons

    Sometimes it takes time to make strategic decisions.

    Advice to Management

    The company is heading to the right direction. Connected enterprise concept is the next step function for the company.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership at C Suite

    Cons

    Traditional VP/GM in few businesses

    Advice to Management

    Build out next generation of leaders


  7. Helpful (1)

    "lifer"

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    Current Employee - MGT in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - MGT in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    culture and the value on people

    Cons

    long-time, successful company is sometimes slow to change

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Document Control Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Control Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Document Control Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Commitment to business ethics, very good benefits, global company with a local feel.

    Cons

    Standard politics of a large global company.


  9. "Business Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work.

    Cons

    Work Life balance is challenging as RA demands a lot of their employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New Management style is flexible, global exposure, company is trying to get good diversity

    Cons

    Older generation management is still stuck in the 60s/70s

    Advice to Management

    Set clear strategy that can be translated into clear goals/action plans


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