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Updated March 18, 2019
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  • "Poor work life balance while on site" (in 33 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Company that truly cares about employee development"

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay
    Tons of opportunities for growth
    Company positioned well in today's economy
    3 weeks starting vacation for all employees
    Summer hours
    Respect for work/life balance

    Cons

    401(k) match could be better (1/2 match up to 7%)
    Health insurance isn't great but who's is anymore tbh

    Rockwell Automation Response

    Feb 28, 2019 – Digital Communications Specialist

    Thank you for the review, we're glad you're enjoying your time with us!


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worklife balance, opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Politics , internal conflicts, if not in right team the growth is not much

  3. "Solid Ethical Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ethical and well known company. Great employees. Highly knowledgeable. Work was challenging.

    Cons

    Pace was slow at times. Decisions were slow and conservative. Change was slow and was averted at times.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change


  4. "Hard to advance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockwell Automation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Too many obstacles to build a career there, unless you have 30 years to spare.

    Advice to Management

    Equal opportunity means EQUAL.


  5. "Good for Early Career Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockwell Automation full-time

    Pros

    Good early career development opportunities

    Cons

    Very matrixed and a lot of recent turnover in leadership


  6. Helpful (1)

    "US Sales team"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Domain Expert in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Domain Expert in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company sales have been thriving due to contributions and time sacrifices of many sales people and domain experts in the field for years due to their love for company and technology and relationships with customers. This strength is being eroded away as many are getting tired of status quo of Cons below. Sales leadership at top have taken these for granted for last decade. Hope it will change now with new leadership!

    Cons

    Your talent is basically pigeon holed into mediocre titles when competitors are using much higher titles for similar jobs and getting into customers organization at higher level due to title leverage. Second point is when employees make contributions beyond their job title or role, they are not financially rewarded - period - being told that HR doesn’t allow such rewards and senior leadership says that is part of your job wearing different hats! All additive contributions from such people creates glory for top few VPs as they get rewarded by sales growth across Americas or world.

    Advice to Management

    CEO Blake Moret has given hopes to many field sales people in last couple years and many hope for such issues to get addressed by Blake’s leadership and execution. Keep expanding your focus to internal talent hidden way below layers of managers, cut through HR fog and hopefully you will be able to fix structural problem before it begins to impact RA innovation engine and customer loyalty...


  7. "Classic, Slow-moving Midwest Company"

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    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, culture, work/life balance

    Cons

    Very slow moving to get people on-boarded, lack of goals and objectives for seriously talented employees. Workplace in many locations (MKE HQ especially) is incredibly poor for any company, especially a technology company: dark cubical on every floor, thousands of empty old manufacturing space, bathrooms from the 1940s. This company is and will struggle immensely retaining millennials who are craving innovation, modern technology, and location flexibility.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize! In every way possible. Look at the reason you're losing young talent - and change to start accommodating them.

  8. "OK place to work"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, decent pay, opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Still a good old boy club, it is npt the culture of inclusion they profess.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Still a long way to go toward true diversity"

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

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

    Pros

    Able to work remote, bonus program

    Cons

    Still a good ol'e boys club. Management talks diversity and inclusion, but my department is still very much all white men.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more women and minorities. Promote more women to upper management. I'm tired of looking at all white men on our home page.


  10. "great place to work!"

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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

    great place to work great people

    Cons

    cant think of one negative