Emerson
3.4 of 5 149 reviews
www.emerson.com Saint Louis, MO 5000+ Employees

Emerson Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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3.4 149 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Emerson Chairman and CEO David N. Farr

David N. Farr

(86 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The work life balance at Emerson is excellent"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Work Environment is good for the company"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Career Growth and Work life balance"
    in 3 reviews
  • "down sizing, cost cutting, lay offs, Great Job till they started to make cuts and lay off sales force bc of changes with HD (customer)"
    in 3 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Emerson full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAwesome Flexibility, Great networking opportunities, Great training for power industry career

ConsUpward mobillity is stifled, after 3 years you peak and the job becomes mundane, Can't shake technician label, company make syou feel

Advice to Senior ManagementAwesome business model but horrible workforce management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good.

Senior Internal Audit (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

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

ProsA lot of travel, generous "side-trip" policy

ConsA lot of red tape to get a good idea through

Advice to Senior ManagementLess red tape!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I feel challenged every day and take satisfaction in my job.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Emerson full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThere is a lot of personal responsibility expected at Emerson. You are expected to be a self starter and work hard.

ConsOur office does not have very many options for exercise at work or child care at work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Possible sale to rubbermaid

Sales Service Manager (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Emerson full-time for more than 3 years

ProsParent company is Emerson, good bonus and benefits... Old management was on top of their game and market trends... Communication is good...

ConsNew management is destroying this company... Layoffs will be coming down the road! The company is family friendly, but while your on the clock the will run you into the ground... It takes a highly organized and an expert time management individual to meet all deadlines every week! Shady business practices are starting to take place!

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease get back in touch with your consumers... New direction and cheap product is hurting sales and meeting quotas

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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committed to shareholders but not employees or customers

Strategic Planner (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

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

ProsThe 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.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Working hard at the Old Boys Club

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGlobal interaction, diverse areas to explore, numerous work opportunities, important and significant projects that, if done well, will be received with great attention.

ConsCompany values worth more on the degree and university attended, not by hard work and ability to learn quickly. Women have to be tough to be taken seriously: ratio is about 1 woman to about every 50 men.

Advice to Senior ManagementBelieve in your employees and encourage them to succeed and you'll be rewarded for it. Every manager should have to read "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie. Repeatedly involve your employees in meetings and learning opportunities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Get used to weak pay increases. Glad were keeping up with inflation.

Value Stream Manager (Current Employee)
Marshalltown, IA

I have been working at Emerson full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFinancially sound. Heading for significant growth.

ConsGiven demographic area, pay and increases are not competitive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not a good place

Strategic Planner (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

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

ProsDiverse, large, variety of things to do

ConsOperation oriented, no diversity in management

Advice to Senior ManagementRemove old-school technology executives

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Engineering Management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Emerson full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSteady employment, decent benefits, medium to low end of the wage scale

ConsAlways a threat of the operations being shipped to a "least cost" country

Advice to Senior ManagementRead the company surveys and understand what is being said....ie...take the feedback and use it to improve the operation!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very good work experience

Test Engineer (Former Employee)
Delaware, OH

I worked at Emerson full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery good place to work

ConsWorked an off shift did not like it

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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