Continuous Improvement Manager (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – September 20, 2018
I worked at RA for 13 yrs. Excellent company to work for. The type of culture and values that fit mine. Took good care of employees. Improved many benefits for its employees in the last 5 years. Good investments for future growth. Fun place to work. Provided many good tools to help you grow your career.
Company culture and focus on goals
Not many career opportunities within the US (mostly WI/OH)
Support distributor sales teams on product support, order status, shipping confirmation. Assisted sales account managers in pre and post sales functions (quoting, price comparisons, product crossovers, sourcing stock) Analyzed current pricing agreements to enable sales staff to negotiate maximum opportunity for RA within an account Welcomed and directed visitors, monitored entry and access for guests, deliveries, Wi-Fi; answer/direct incoming calls Coordinated internal/external meetings and small events as well as travel/logistics Managed office function (maintained office equipment, ordered supplies,) Managed office budget Handled incoming and outgoing mail and shipments
During a group meeting with management one of the managers yelled at our elected floor group representative and told him that "you're lucky to have this job! Anybody can do these jobs and soon you will all be replaced by machines anyway". So workplace culture was...low. Also overtime was Mandatory. I think some people can get content with a job like this but it obviously wasn't for me. I will say that at least on the production floor they are brutally honest with their employees for better or worse.
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) – Gallipolis, OH – August 29, 2018
Building electric motors at an extremely fast past. Temperature controlled environment. I had no intentions on leaving but in the winter this company typically has lay-offs. Most people with less than 3 years seniority are put on lay-off.
They care more about the company than they do your own health. They tell you you have to cancel your doctors appointments and plans to come in for OT which is mandatory. They threaten you if you don't. There is no room for advancement. I constantly got harassed by my supervisors and HR won't do anything other than "well look into it" which is a lie.
mandatory OT, don't care about your health, poor management
Digital Marketing Specialist (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – August 7, 2018
RA is a great place to work. The culture is very inclusive and supportive. Managers want to see you succeed and will assist you with career development opportunities. Many people who work there are lifers because it's a great company to work for and you can move around within the company. Benefits are good, pay is good. The work hours are flexible and many managers allow you to work from home.
Culture, career development, ethics, benefits, flexible work hours
Store attendent (Current Employee) – Woodburn, IN – July 24, 2018
The job asked for too much for so little of pay and time the people don’t really care about anything and their rude and nasty and I am currently trying to raise a family and it just isn’t enough for me
Manager, Enterprise Systems Management (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – June 19, 2018
Company believes in the mission. Great learning company. Learned six sigma, and major project management there. Engineering/sales culture. Management is human. There is no such thing as a typical day. Every day can be different. Global reach gives global experience.
Still a family feel to the company, global nature helps with vision
It was nice for me to play a key role in preparing production packets for others in a timely manner. I appreciate Rockwell Automation for paying for my classes in college if I made a C or better. I just had to pay for the books and my gas for commuting back and forth from Gallipolis to Rio Grande, OH.