Emerson Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
176 Reviews
3.4
176 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, travel expectations are low for some positions (in 17 reviews)

  • Stable company, well organized, decent work-life balance, good training (in 10 reviews)


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

  • For such a big company with such a magnitude, they extremely under-pay their employees (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    A solid company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emerson full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fair salaries, decent opportunities to grow

    Cons

    company depends too much on low cost labor manufacturing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stick to best cost producer strategy rather than lowest price, don't trust Chinese and Korean joint venture partners to NOT stonewall productivity numbers to inspire early buy out, then actually hit previously "unachievable" targets and beat the US firm on competitive bids not long after the exit is complete

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent oppurtunity and career advancement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emerson

    Pros

    Salary is competive for the role, as well as decent benefits. Vacation, Insurance, etc are competitive with the industry. Safety is a very high priority and management has your back.

    Cons

    Not really too many cons. It is a big corporation so flexibility at times is limited on their end. Also outsource quite a bit of work to low cost countries.

  3.  

    Strategic Planner

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

    I worked at Emerson as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Extremely strong HR department - great internal career planning
    Good work culture with friendly and fair people - good recognition for good work

    Cons

    Pay varies for similar roles depending on bargaining capacity
    Industrial company with limited growth opportunities within US - so need to look outside US for the best career orrpotunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place but likely won't work for most

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

    I have been working at Emerson full-time

    Pros

    Salary is good, fun benefits in many of the departments. Group is fun to work with. Challenging work at times. Company rewards those who work hard and stay with them long term. Good work-life balance, travel expectations are low for some positions.

    Cons

    Not many training opportunities. Expects relocation throughout career, must be very mobile. Old school benefits, who still offers a pension? Company lacks diversity (of race, gender, and age) in many of the U.S. locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard to recruit top young talent with the benefits package that has not been updated in many decades. Spouses work (or like to) in the 21st century, hard to relocate a family w/o company support.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Stable company

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

    I worked at Emerson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good product and good benefits

    Cons

    People are not motivated to work hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Get the right manager and this place is great.

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    • 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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    Corporate is not a great place tor women/minorities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

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

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    • 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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    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 (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

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