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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Good company to make a career with

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at Emerson full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood pay, benefits, potential to move within the organization to other companies in the portfolio, training opportunities. If you make smart choices you could spend your entire career in this company. Emerson has a portfolio of companies and the span the globe. Within my division alone was Intermetro Industries, Ridge Tool, Closet Maid, Insinkerator and there are Emerson climate tech, and others.

ConsI was laid off when the company moved work to PA and I didnt want to move. They were generous with my severance package, but I was a manager. I don't think the workers fared as well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to Work

Intern (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

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

ProsGym membership, doctor on site with no fees

ConsUnderstanding matricies of the hierarchy of people

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide up front training

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

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Great people, environment and lots of room for growth if you have what it takes.

Senior Lead Analyst (Current Employee)
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)

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

ProsLot's of trainings, good pay and lot of good people. Just need to make sure that the management knows what your goals are.

Consaverage benefits
some departments have problems with manpower and they tend to work long hours.

Advice to Senior Managementneed to further improve on continuous improvement opportunities.

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

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I had a good time at this company

Systems Administrator (Former Employee)
Manila, Manila (Philippines)

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

ProsI had a good time at this company. The people were wonderful and the management was good.

ConsIn terms of Information Technology they were behind. If you think about it not such a big con.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry looking into exotic materials like carbon nanotube etc.

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

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Best company I ever worked for.

Sales and Service Representative (Current Employee)
Danbury, CT

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

ProsThe pay was good, the work was fun and I worked with a great group of people. I would recommend it. I was really disappointed when I was laid-off.

ConsThere weren't really a lot of negatives, just that there is heavy travel and miles on your car. Otherwise it was really good.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet people know what is going on.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Emerson is big, global and diverse with good job opportunities for motivated people.

Executive Level (Current Employee)

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

ProsStable, smart management who run the company's diverse business platforms through management processes developed and improved over decades. Politics are minimal.

ConsCan be slow to change. Sometimes can be too conservative. Some business platforms are much more progressive than others. Compensation and benefit levels are generally competitive, and the company focuses on rentention through career opportunity, good management and communication rather than being the top payer in any given location. Generally this works for them pretty well.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Buttoned down midwestern company that's exceedingly good at operating and growing a business

Strategic Planner (Former Employee)

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

ProsFact based, low on politics, analytically rigorous. High on ethics. Innovative products.

ConsToo Saint Louis centric; Starting to be more imaginative

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

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It was a very rewarding experience and an equal opportunity comapny.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Emerson full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThey take care of their employees including providing a balance life cylce environment.

Consi cannot say that it is a cons but you need to be prepared for training with respect to the company's innovation plans.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up, especially the GLI program of EPM.

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

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Free to pursue one's career in a constructive manner

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsSmart people and an atmosphere that encourages open debate. It's a friendly and supportive culture that makes it a pleasure going to the office. very little in the way of politics.

ConsSome facilities are in not very desirable locations.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward thoughtful risk taking.

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

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Transforming

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Emerson

ProsTechnology growth and personal understanding of skills.

ConsProduction site required in Nigeria soil.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore technical trainng to enhance skill growth.

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