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Rogers Corporation Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • There are some really great people at Rogers Corporation (in 3 reviews)

  • Some of the Engineers are exceptional - smart, hard working and nice (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management seems to have a flawed grasp of business principles and has pursued several disastrous acquisitions (in 3 reviews)

  • They do have entegrity , trust and ethical behaviour as guidelines the the upper management doesn't walk the talk (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Do not work for Rogers Corporation!!!"

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are none. This is a horrible company with terrible HR practices. This company recently laid off high senority salary employees simply because one Director of Global Operations didn't like the people. The Director of Global Operations had a very poor performance record and directly mishandled two Rogers ventures that ended in complete failire

    Cons

    The company has no vision, hires enablers to get the work done, but then sacrifices true talent to keep dead weight around the company. This company is doomed to failure if they do not get a vision and get rid of most of the Directors and VP's.

    Advice to Management

    Quit! find something else to screw up. The are not engaged at all in the day to day operations.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Don't let the 'nice' fool you people who have worked there 10+ years are passive agressive and will stab you in the back"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rogers Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Very polite.
    -Very mediocre personalities - no volatility - no outward hostility - always polite and conservative
    -If you strive for mediocre, if you are satisfied with being average and not pushing the envelope - this is the perfect fit in a perfectly mundane existance

    Cons

    --All people who are better than average leave Rogers before their 10th Anniversary.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all of your Product Managers, Business Development Managers, and Regional Sales Managers who have been around a decade or more - should be asked to move on. They are holding the company back from growth. Bruce needs to continue sweeping these people OUT! They do nothing for the bottom line or morale.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Too much politics"

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Carol Stream, IL
    Former Employee - Engineering in Carol Stream, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rogers Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None. It was a very stressful environment to work in. Don't get fooled by the smiles and politeness.

    Cons

    Managers do not recognize true talent. Instead they listen to the squeaky wheel. The louder one squeaks, the more one gets listened to , whether or not there is any merit to the issue. Some people are regarded as blue eyed wonders, who can do no wrong. Disruptive behavior was tolerated. Disrespectful behavior was tolerated. Another person who had a knack for producing beautiful slide shows was promoted over and over, even though he had little else to show.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of managers who foster the above culture and then maybe you have a chance.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good bonus program. That's about the only pro.

    Cons

    Rogers Corp has a very strong good old boys (and good old girls) network. If you in either one, you will move up. If not, watch out.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the favoritism shown to the good old boys (or girls) network.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Mediocre Company with Mediocre Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rogers Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some of the Engineers are exceptional - smart, hard working and nice. They are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Brand Marketing and Management people are lazy, & short sighted. It is not a healthy work environment - everyone is afraid for their job. And they stab people in the back.

    Advice to Management

    You constantly throw the baby out with the bathwater....your latest round of layoffs got rid of some who should have never been allowed to stay and those who you were lucky to have. You have an incredibly unhappy culture....


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not a good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rogers Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are good people at bottom tier of pyramid doing their best in a very hostile environment.

    Cons

    Like any other companies, there are plenty of dirty laundries here and just about all the unethical measures one could read in the paper have taken place in this corporation. This is a company that values royalty more than anything else. If you are going to work for them, keep this in mind. The core executive leadership team is shortsighted with focus only on quarterly results. Layoff is in the heart of this company's operation when sales is not meeting its goal. Stay in the sales and R&D teams but not the operations. There are limited career opportunities if you are not in the right bucket meeting the right criteria.

    Advice to Management

    It's good that you have shed/retired some old apples who can no longer contribute to the company. Bring more outside talents like the new CEO to infuse perspectives and energy. Get rid of more old timers who get promoted because of time served. Good luck.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good to bring in new leaders from outside, R&D is next to be overhauled"

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    Current Employee - R&D
    Current Employee - R&D

    I have been working at Rogers Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very laid back
    Meeting industrial standards benefits

    Cons

    Lower salaries
    Low raises
    No career advancements

    Advice to Management

    Time to bring in new CTO, R&D head for real innovations. Lucky timing is history.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Company with potential but poor leadership stands in the way."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are smart interesting people who work there.

    Cons

    Leadership from the top lacking and it moves down throughout the organization. The culture is "polite" but passive-aggressive.

    Advice to Management

    figure out how to replace the CEO-


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Look somewhere else"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Rogers, CT
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Rogers, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative company with lots of potential.

    Cons

    Old school management - who doesn't leave their office or interact with employees. HR department leadership is TERRIBLE.

    Advice to Management

    Find a real HR VP and implement some grass roots efforts to communicate to your staff. Consider moving the Connecticut location to Arizona - less union garbage and more innovation. For a company with so many great inventions, it acts really old.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Technical Management in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Management in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you dislike accountability, if you are an expert in political manouvering, this may be your company.

    Cons

    Most of Sr management and executive leadership team never worked for any other company and have no clue on best practices (for any discipline). Some middle manager learn their trade by reading texts. Company survives through waste and missed opportunites by charging a premium for their products.

    Advice to Management

    Shed most of dinosaurs, instill discipline, focus, and innovative spirit before it is too late.


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