Emerson Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
171 Reviews
3.5
171 Reviews
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Emerson Chairman and CEO David N. Farr
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very well managed international company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    Overall very well managed company that is stable, promotes from within, had only 3 CEOs since 1956. Although a US based company, more sales outside US. Places ethics very high.

    Cons

    Divisions operate in silos. There is hardly any collaboration between them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Get the right manager and this place is great.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Delivery CO-OP  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Service Delivery CO-OP in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Perks at the world headquarters; gym, cafeteria, free gym bag, company store, nice campus, 401K.

    Cons

    Seas of cubicals, and people give a lot of push back on process improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let some of the younger generation change a couple things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Corporate is not a great place tor women/minorities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate IT  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Corporate IT in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    I gained corporate experience at a large, international company. Emerson never changes, which is a con to me, but a pro to others. They have a gym with a free personal trainer and classes, which was literally the best part about going to work.

    Cons

    Sexual harassment from men. Very closed-minded to new ideas. Political. Very black & white, and most employees are "robotic." I learned that the only reason why most people stay there is because it's comfortable/safe, not because they are passionate about what they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to new, innovative ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing projects, culture of "mow down the blade of grass that stands out."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Amazing projects, international opportunities, growth.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in the culture and an attitude of mowing down the blade of grass that stands out drove my decision to leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you really espouse diversity then promote more diversity into leadership roles and change the culture to welcome diversity of thought and cultural experience. You do a great job talking the talk, now walk the walk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nothing but overtime

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNC Operator  in  Elyria, OH
    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Elyria, OH

    I have been working at Emerson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay for CNC machinist.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work everyday of your time. When you are at work you are expected to skip lunch and your breaks. Since the pay is based on production every time you stop the machine you lose money. Most people last about 4 years before they can't take it anymore and have to quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sending manufacturing jobs overseas!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lousy....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emerson

    Pros

    approachable leaders, decent pay/benefits, time off policies are okay

    Cons

    old-fashioned, top-down company, unreasonable workload, lack of development/mentorship programs, lack of support, lack of training

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Bad onboarding process

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Well balanced company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technician
    Current Employee - Information Technician

    I have been working at Emerson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work-Home life seem to be very balanced in this company (and even more-so depending on your boss).
    Vacation accumulates fairly quickly.
    They like to keep individuals in house, it is easy to move up the ladder here.

    Cons

    The HR staff here moves slower than any HR group that I have ever worked with before!
    The salaries at times can seem to be a little less competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to make sacrifices to keep solid employees. There have been many good employees leave for an outside company because Emerson would not meet some simple requests.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Emerson full-time

    Pros

    Balance to work and life

    Cons

    none I don't have any cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Strong, stable management team at the senior executive level
    Excellent financial and business planning
    Good reputation in the marketplaces they serve
    Generally good, work life balance

    Cons

    Huge differences in culture and compensation across different operating units
    Salaries will lag the industry average over time
    Reluctance to let poor performers go
    Company tends to work in silos across the business platforms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be quicker to react and let go of poor performers
    Establish standard compensation planning across business units

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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