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Rockwell Automation Reviews

Updated January 16, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    "Solid Company, Bright Future"

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    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    With Rockwell, you get the best of both worlds - a solid company with a strong history of innovation and integrity (we've been named among the world's most ethical companies 10X); combined with the technology and strategic vision that will enable us to be a strong player in the future. I also appreciate that the company strongly embraces diversity and inclusion, in words and deeds.

    Cons

    Functional silos within the company sometimes make it difficult to get things done. But it's something that the company is aware of and addressing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. I appreciate your strong and prudent leadership, and feel confident about our strategic direction and the changes underway to help us get there.

    Rockwell Automation Response

    Nov 20, 2018 – Digital Communications Specialist

    Hey there, thank you for the stellar review. We love that you're helping us embrace our efforts around diversity and inclusion - something we value very much as part of our company culture. Our... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work tons of talented / smart people

    Cons

    Limited mobility but if you hang around for a while you will get there

  3. "Great Company to work for"

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

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time

    Pros

    Family Orientated, Great work environment

    Cons

    Management didn't really want to listen to needs of the hourly employees.


  4. "associate 2"

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    Current Employee - Associate II in Mequon, WI
    Current Employee - Associate II in Mequon, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    type of work.the people i work with.

    Cons

    pay not so good,location and advancement


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Project Management"

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

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and training

    Cons

    non that I can think of


  6. "Not perfect, but pretty great"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, opportunities for growth, stability

    Cons

    Not enough time to do your job as well as you want (competitive analysis, market research, etc)... a little too reactive instead of proactive, due to workload


  7. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    good to work and environment also good

    Cons

    no cons i had experianced

    Advice to Management

    keep it up

  8. "Great company, but no growth opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time

    Pros

    The managers are really nice to help you on projects you work on.

    The work-life balance is unmatched to any other large company and one of the many reasons people love working here.

    The people you work with are very smart/driven and you rarely have to deal with the noise of office gossip.

    Clean, modern offices which are continously getting better.

    Cons

    There isn't a real team/family environment here. It's very much a go to work and come home gig.

    For non-engineers there isn't much room to grow or have advancements if you are a full-time employee. If you are a non-engineer intern, it is especially hard. It is common and well-known that non-engineer interns end up leaving when they are done. So if you are coming here hoping for a long career path, that is where the company struggles to help employees. Most people end up leaving to another company and coming back years later to gain a better position.

    The benefits package is very standard for the company, but could use a lot of improvements.

    Advice to Management

    Notice the people who are actually working hard instead of looking for the loudest voice in the room.

    Offer better growth opportunities for those outside engineering... we run the business too!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid technology past, present and future roadmap. Likes the changes going on for last few years for most functions and culture of inclusion. Great company to work for if you want to move geographically as it is almost mandatory if you want to get ahead. Best place to work if you are average performer in terms of competition.

    Cons

    For solid performers and talent this is not the best company to work for as you will be shown all kinds of reasons for not paying you for your talent or performance. And if you are not willing to relocate, you must be very satisfied to work in this company for what you get.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work on technology innovation, ethics and culture. Stop pretending that employee survey feedback is being addressed for cons mentioned above because it’s not. Talent is definitely being ignored if you are not BELOW VP level...


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top management is attempting a culture of inclusion. As a woman in software engineering in the era of Google bro, I very much appreciate this, and in addition to knowing I have a great team to start with, it's a huge part of what made me choose Rockwell for a permanent position upon graduation.

    Cons

    Rockwell falls behind other companies when it comes to seeking out and retaining good engineers. There is a massive difference between a good engineer and a poor engineer, and the good ones make up their increases salary many times over. The managers know this, but HR does not always, and they will pay for that in this tight labor market as they continue to hemorrhage their brain trust.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aggressive in hiring and retaining top quality talent.