Emerson Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
168 Reviews

3.4
168 Reviews
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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.  

    A good place for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Emerson

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities to pursue your interests. The company is stable with a good reputation amongst its peers.

    Cons

    It is a very large corporation which often makes it challenging to get things accomplished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your employees to make decisions. A lot of time gets wasted due to lack of authority from employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Emerson is a great place to work with a lot of possibilities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

    I have been working at Emerson

    Pros

    Emerson is an incredibly international firm that has possibilities for advancement within the division and other divisions, both domestically and internationally. I also feel management makes sure I take the time off I need, but we also work pretty hard when we're working.

    Cons

    Honestly, just the typical corporate nonsense that you find at any big company. Lots of forms and paperwork that seems to have no value and nobody looks at other than making sure it is done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a serious look at the reporting on projects and make sure it is worth the trouble. Emerson got to where it is by keeping corporate lean and I think we are losing that.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very well managed international company

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    • 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
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  5.  

    a Fortune 100 company with product influence globally

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Collections Specialist  in  Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Former Employee - Collections Specialist in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

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

    Pros

    good, stable company. promotes from within.

    Cons

    work - life balance is not so great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    - Great company to work with
    - friendly environment
    - professional employees
    - real multinational company

    Cons

    - companies are not fully integrated, it's still separate business units and companies
    -ambiguous career development and non clear about the ability to move in different roles between SBUs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clear communication with their employees about their career development and ability to move between different roles in different SBUs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Well balanced company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Director

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    • 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
  10.  

    Stable, Secure, but lacks the young zest of creativity

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

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

    Pros

    A very big stable company. Lots of interaction with colleagues around the Globe. Work-life balance is fantastic.

    Cons

    Since it is a big company, it is hard to make a mark in the industry. Specially when you are working in the remote/offshoring offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe it will best if they can also try to see the leadership potentials in their new employees specially in the offshores.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst I  in  Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst I in Makati City (Philippines)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. The job is not that toxic as compared to other jobs in the industry.

    Cons

    Salary is not as high compared to other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the salary of the employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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