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Rogers Corporation Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Rogers Corporation President & CEO Bruce D. Hoechner
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  • 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. "Rogers Corp - Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Killingly Center, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Killingly Center, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rogers Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    . Great philosophy and guiding principles
    . Leadership that makes smart decisions and tries to make it work for everyone
    . Friendly, helpful, hard working and very competent people
    . Not a commodity players
    . Growing through multiple channels; profitable.

    Cons

    . a Mfg company, so subject to the up & downs of it's clients and the technologies they choose to pursue.
    . Moving HQ, so it's impacting a lot of people
    . staffed very thinly, so any changes in priorities has a huge impact


  2. "Not he place it used to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rogers Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The remuneration package is good and you do get exposure to the international aspect of the business. Typically the local people who have been there for a while, are very capable in what they're doing

    Cons

    All the decision power had been withdrawn from the regions and now goes to a (very) small group of executives in the USA. The annual employee engagement survey is a big cover up because everything that goes wrong is always blamed on the local management. They do have entegrity , trust and ethical behaviour as guidelines the the upper management doesn't walk the talk.

    Advice to Management

    Start to listen to your employees and genuinely accept their comments instead of tossing them aside. Show the people that you live according your own guidelines.


  3. "a good company to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lean Engineer in Suzhou, Jiangsu (China)
    Current Employee - Lean Engineer in Suzhou, Jiangsu (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rogers Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience on Lean, six sigma and shainin
    I am still working in Rogers, my last working day in here is 12/30, and my first working day in the new company will be in 1/3.

    Cons

    Too much paper work
    not focus on production Gemba

    Advice to Management

    Need more fresh experience


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  5. "Previous Employee Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rogers Corporation full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working for Rogers and worked in many different divisions and departments. The best thing about the company is the great number of wonderful, very smart and friendly colleagues, and the opportunities to move throughout the organization and tackle new challenges.

    Cons

    Some of the divisions are reluctant to change, have a very narrow product focus, and are unwilling to accept risk, which constrains growth. Support is often withdrawn from development projects prematurely, creating an atmosphere of managerial distrust.

    Advice to Management

    Take a fresh approach to new expansion ideas and support small trial projects for evaluation. Communicate development project gates and achievement targets clearly and commit to supporting projects through to completion. Have Courage!


  6. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Rogers, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Rogers, CT
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Has great quality and reliable products and a global customer portfolio.

    Cons

    Company in transition, management is not in touch with it's workers. Moving corporate to Chandler, AZ has disrupted the focus of the team.

    Advice to Management

    CEO and his direct reports are not in touch with their team. Need to spend time living the company cultural values.


  7. "Good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rogers Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generally they have good management. The benefits are competitive, as well as competitive pay. The company focuses on specialty high tech products and is generally a market leader in their chosen markets.

    Cons

    They seem to have high turnover with a lot of the managers being new. Even several of the recently hired managers have left or will leave.

    Advice to Management

    Need to find ways to retain employees and provide consistency. Also need to increase job security and loyalty, especially with the change in company headquarters.


  8. "Product Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rogers Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Ability to create your own path

    Cons

    On an island outside of corporate


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not the same company it used to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, flexible work hours, work with great people.

    Cons

    I've been with Rogers for several years and the current Rogers is one that is going through growing pains. They are trying to grow too big too fast and it's just not working. The only way executive management seems to know how to try to increase profits is at the expense of the employees by cutting jobs instead of focusing on increasing sales and creating new products. The HR and IT Depts. are horrible. This used to be a company that you would be proud working for and could picture yourself retiring from, but that is sadly not the case any longer.

    Advice to Management

    Have a heart and take time to realize the value in the employees that you have. Realize what you are doing to the lives of 70 people by moving the Corporate offices to Arizona and cruelly making them wait weeks to find out what severance packages will be available. Please do a better job the next time a decision is made like this that turns people's worlds upside down.


  10. "Lots of opportunities but poor location"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    project opportunities were available and many different hats to be worn

    Cons

    Slow moving culture, little change, poor location

    Advice to Management

    Less micro managing


  11. Helpful (5)

    "No longer fun"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Rogers, CT
    Current Employee - Management in Rogers, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rogers Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some really great people at Rogers Corporation. Interesting projects to work on. Not very rule oriented so you are free to do what you need to.

    Cons

    The company is becoming extremely political. It's a shame that the Executive team is ran as some kind of weird fraternity. The Human Resources and IT departments are completely dysfunctional. Finance is close behind, but recent changes show hope.

    Advice to Management

    CEO - open your eyes and look closely at your executive team. Not all is what it seems.



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