Emerson Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 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)

  • Since it is a big company, it is hard to make a mark in the industry (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director

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    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Emerson full-time (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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lead man

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    Former Employee - Lead Man in Chino, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Man in Chino, CA

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

    Pros

    There are none they don't teach you anything I learned on my own or from watching others maybe one pro is a paycheck but the company doesn't pay well.

    Cons

    training management is awful they don't pay well supervisors need to be investigated for others to see how poorly they do there jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train your employees better and don't let management write people up for others mistakes also pay setup people operators and lead man better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    it is a stable workplace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Emerson part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    medical facility on campus, pension plan, regular work hours, nice campus, gym on campus, stable company

    Cons

    communication, employees over 50 are not valued, a lot of bureaucracy, no bonuses for those not in upper management, salary increases below standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be fair to workers of all ages and share the wealth with all those who are working to make you rich

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Stable, Secure, but lacks the young zest of creativity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emerson full-time (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
  6.  

    Good work life balance

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    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 (less than an 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
  7.  

    Great Place to Cultivate a Career

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    Former Employee - Technology Professional in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Technology Professional in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow and advance in all areas of the business. Generally promotes from within. Strong mentoring program and great educational support.. Training is available to all employees and encouraged. Passionate people at the leadership level and very goal oriented. Facilities across the globe are fantastic and the corporate campus in St. Louis is particularly beautiful with multiple cafeterias and gyms. Work/life balance is for the most part maintained though travel requirements for leadership roles can be taxing.

    Cons

    As with many large companies Emerson can be slow to change and some of the creativity is missing that can be present in smaller firms. Compensation is comparable but can be slow to increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more input from all levels of the business when setting company goals, there can be a perception of an ivory tower.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst management..worked for 3 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mohali, Punjab (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mohali, Punjab (India)

    I have been working at Emerson full-time

    Pros

    No pros about this co

    Cons

    Pathetic work, management can't solve their own issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Really Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emerson

    Pros

    Values their employees and has a very good business pan for continued sustainability

    Cons

    Not too many turn-over, reducing opportunities available for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Overall, it has been a good experience working at Emerson.

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    A problem solving organization. Overall the company is financially well managed, invests heavily in new technology development, drives innovation, and is a thought leader striving to be #1 or #2 in markets served. Most people are customer focused and work well together to develop solutions that deliver significant results. Compensation and benefits are okay. In general work / life balance is good for most people.

    Cons

    Too many silos. Organizational design, goals, measures, rewards, and incentives are not always optimal to encourage collaboration or best results across departments, regions, or business units. Heavily matrixed organization can make it challenging to gain approvals, buy-in, or consensus to change. Also, there are fairly limited opportunities to take foreign assignments, however, most global leadership or subject matter expert positions typically require extensive international travel 50%+.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to make a career with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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