Emerson Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Conservative

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Manager in Chanhassen, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment was quite clean for a production site. Very high quality of product and service was emphasized. Company culture at this location appreciated diversity of employees. Team approach utilized in problem solving, with involvement at all levels of the organization.

    Cons

    Salaries and benefits not very competitive and slow to advance in pay scale. Full benefits include company contribution to profit sharing / retirement fund; this justifies lower wages for production and hourly employees. Conservative with time off. Career growth limited without engineering or business degree. Very slow to advance in career, due in part to low turnover. Slow to adapt to industry changes, such as telecommuting. Employee morale was impacted by variation in workgroup practices and intermittent performance of work tools.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more recognition for line workers. Consider PTO instead of paid vacation and sick time to stay competitive in the market.


  2. Product Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Emerson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Conservative, focused on growth and technical leadership. Has a strong sales organization. Has a good employee development program and treats employees fairly. Offers good employee training

    Cons

    Somewhat bureaucratic and tends to rely on policies and procedures and does not encourage creativity and risk taking. Varies from division to division and some are much better than others


  3. FInance

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Emerson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lot's of opportunities to grow if you are a hard working and driving individual

    Cons

    Comp may be on the low side


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  5. Review

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Emerson full-time

    Pros

    Conservative company that does not take too much risk when picking projects to assign resources to - stable employment but no growth.

    Cons

    There are no perks other than your base pay - no bonuses, no stock options, no stock purchase plan, etc.


  6. Stable workplace, but lack of resources

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emerson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    For the most part, it is a stable workplace with lots of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Too many initiatives, too few resources. Every year there is a new "flavor of the month" that gets focus, but nothing ever falls off. Poor tone at the top with false urgency and short-sightedness.

    Advice to Management

    The way management treats employees needs to change. Saying things like people should be thankful to have a job, using job "stability" as a reason for uncompetitive salaries, or getting upset when people leave for better opportunities makes management seem petty and out of touch.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Very good company to Work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Excellent work environment -friendly colleagues -Overall good place to work

    Cons

    -less salary compared to market -slow promotions

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Helpful (1)

    Manufacturing Engineer Co-op

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emerson (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Majority of people are nice and willing to help if you ask. They understand that this is not a permanent thing and wish the best for you when you eventually move on to something else.

    Cons

    Everyone has a problem with someone else and it interferes with everyday tasks. My main project did not come with much direction, i was kind of just thrown into it. I did not really receive much training while working for Emerson.

    Advice to Management

    Consider assigning co-ops to full time engineers. This way a co-op can get a lot more direction and have a lot more opportunities to be trained. Also ensures that they have plenty of work to keep them busy.


  9. Helpful (1)

    great company, too cautious

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good stable company, great professional development programs

    Cons

    slow and bureaucratic decision making process

    Advice to Management

    Don't let perfect be the enemy of the good, and stop over analyzing every option. Don't be afraid to take risks.


  10. Going the wrong direction

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Emerson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Long history of solid profitability and stability

    Cons

    No growth, largely due to a culture of excessive management and unwillingness to trust employees to make good decisions

    Advice to Management

    Remove the management impediments to innovation and growth. Trust your people and treat them as an investment, not a liability and cost of doing business.


  11. Emerson

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emerson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment, it isn't anything too special but it can be fun at times. Everyone was really inviting to me when I started and always wanted to help.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can seem like management doesn't care about you. I felt like I worked very hard and didn't get a lot in return. Sometimes that can depend on the opportunities available at the time though.

    Advice to Management

    Advice would be to focus more on the training, and make everyone aware of advancement opportunities within the company, it would be great to move up.



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