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Rockwell Automation Reviews

Updated December 12, 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 62 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 Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional working environment and great atmosphere

    Cons

    There was required travel of up to 5 days per month


  2. "Senior Mechanical Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time

    Pros

    The management structure I work under is good. Not the best but they do continually try to improve.

    Cons

    Their current formulation for determining bonuses and merit increases bears little reflection of job performance or company performance.

  3. "Great Culture, Benefits, and Opportunity"

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    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.


  4. "Product Management"

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    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.


  5. "good company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are good people to be around, they don't have a problem helping out or showing some one what to do if some one ask them.

    Cons

    Again good company to work for, its just for me the commute is to far.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ever hesitate to help an employee & don't talk to them like they are your kids or like they are peasants & your above them some of you do that we all are there earning a paycheck.


  6. "Account Manager"

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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

    flexible schedule, ability to develop account development strategies, great sales support team

    Cons

    Too many people think we can sell whatever we want at whatever price, because we are Rockwell

    Advice to Management

    Improve delegation of authority, give Account Managers more autonomy


  7. "Asscoiate Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time

    Pros

    Great company that focuses on their company culture, professional development, and diversity/inclusion.

    Cons

    Not many cons to this company.

  8. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rockwell Automation is an extremely ethical company. Their compensation is very good for the type of work. The benefits are top-notch. If you are a young professional, especially an engineer or project management specialist, this is a great company. If you are a blue-collar worker, the work is great while it lasts. Rockwell is always looking for better ways to do business.

    Cons

    There is a definite "Corporate HQ" mentality. Their ideas and processes don't always perfectly mesh with the needs and cultures of subsidiary locations. Announcements of mandatory overtime are not timely.

    Advice to Management

    You need to work harder at retaining top talent outside of the major corporate locations (think Milwaukee and Cleveland Heights.)


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Regional Contracts Manager"

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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

    Market leader with excellent business strategies which are building momentum. Sound financially with an outstanding employee inclusion program. There's a lot to like about Rockwell, still somewhat a small company atmosphere inside a large company.

    Cons

    Like any large publicly held company, there is a constant drive for productivity which is mostly tempered by growth. This does cause us to do more with less resources over time.


  10. Helpful (2)

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

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    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


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