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OEM Account Manager (Former Employee) – Little Rock, AR – October 4, 2018
If you enjoy large company culture, such as what is parodied in movies, then Rockwell is for you. Hey look, we hired a black guy!Meetings to plan for meetings. Meetings to review meetings, meetings just to have meetings. Quarterly Regional management dog and pony show, and death by PowerPoint. Expect 50 or more emails per day including newsletters for each of the multiple business units as well and HR, etc. All of these treasures and more can be found at Rockwell Automation.
There is a ton of task overlap and sales management is laughable on their best day. No true salesperson would consider this role due to the absurdity. Deadlines for product management mean less than nothing, but deadlines for employee surveys are expected in more than a month before due date.
Most of the sales force is comprised of engineers. Name an engineer you know who also have an engaging personality and doesn't have to feel like the smartest person in the room at all times. I'll wait. Oh by the way, that doesn't always go over well with customers...who are also ENGINEERS!
The hardest working person at the company is the VP of Sales Prevention. The Logix5K product is the company's bread and butter, and all other sales success hinges upon it (i.e.- "premier integration). Other than that, RA does little more than trade on a brand name created in the PLC boom of the 80s.
existing market, software, salary
commission structure, internal competition between biz units, internal politics