Emerson Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
169 Reviews

3.4
169 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • In general work / life balance is good for most people (in 15 reviews)

  • Stable company, well organized, decent work-life balance, good training (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • work - life balance is not so great (in 4 reviews)

  • just like any other big company (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bad onboarding process

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Edina, MN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Edina, MN

    I worked at Emerson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a relatively stable company if you are able to take the stodgy silo culture and strong matrix organizational structure.

    Cons

    Not the best onboarding and training program, and if you can't cut it, despite being ill-equipped, the company will kick you out the door very quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to train your new hires better, get them into the the thick of things more quickly so that they are practicing what they learn, and break down the agonizingly thick silo walls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Complicated environment with little direction.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Facilitator  in  Niwot, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Facilitator in Niwot, CO

    I worked at Emerson as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I really don't have anything good to say about this company.

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid, too little direction, the left foot doesn't know where the right foot is headed.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Poor Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emerson

    Pros

    Management is clueless on technology

    Cons

    Organization is too top heavy

    Disapproves of CEO
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    committed to shareholders but not employees or customers

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    Former Employee - Strategic Planner  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Strategic Planner in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Emerson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company treats its shareholders and management very well. The company is known for its increasing dividends over the past 50 years. Shareholders like Emerson for its generous dividends. The company's senior management enjoys good stock options.

    Cons

    No commitment to employees and customers. The company's culture is extremely anti-family and does not allow spouse to work in the same company. The company does not even have a purpose or mission statement. The company's senior management enjoys long vacations but frowns on analysts taking any vacations. The company does not commit to customers. Rather, the management tries to take advantage of customers in order to earn the highest profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make long-term commitment to the society, not just for the shareholders and senior management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Look for a real job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Installation Manager  in  Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Installation Manager in Norcross, GA

    I worked at Emerson

    Pros

    If you have nowhere else you can draw a paycheck, work at Emerson.

    Cons

    My manager was totally incompetent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit, and go back to school to learn the art of how to treat employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Logistics in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Emerson

    Pros

    many ears that survived the economy

    Cons

    no advancement
    no learning
    a lot of mistakes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop hiring more chiefs

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Worst management..worked for 3 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mohali, Punjab (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mohali, Punjab (India)

    I have been working at Emerson full-time

    Pros

    No pros about this co

    Cons

    Pathetic work, management can't solve their own issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    A single word to describe it: Mediocre

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Planner
    Current Employee - Strategic Planner

    I have been working at Emerson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Average salaries and work hours. If you want just to get a salary without careers expectations that is the right place for you.

    Cons

    People trend to be there several years just because do not want to change. Only mediocrity people stay. You need 25 years to get a decent position. If you are a woman never get there, they make you feel completely uncomfortable and will be openly receive comments about your
    "presence". It does not matter how good you are or well you do your work, only how much you flatters people. I have been asked to do my boss laundry at a master level!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Little room for career advancement. Group of 'sacred cow' core employees ensure a negative work culture is fostered

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Emerson

    Pros

    Emerson has good technology especially for field devices

    Cons

    Poor relationships with clients, Change-resisting old staffers. Poor work environment, unprofessional middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Foster a friendly and professional work culture.
    2. Reward qualified people rather than rewarding by cliques and old boys/girls networks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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