Emerson

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Emerson Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
183 Reviews
3.4
183 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.  

    It really depends which division

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Emerson full-time

    Pros

    I've worked with some great people in our division and in others. The people are why I've stayed.

    Cons

    Benefits are terrible and management actively blocks promotions for self serving reasons. At times the 'whatever it takes to get it done mentality' has really played havoc with my health.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    I worked at Emerson Corporate for more than 4 years.

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    Former Employee - IT Staff in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - IT Staff in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    They offer a relatively stable job environment(regular paycheck), reasonably good tertiary benefits (not medical though), and opportunities for some advancement (if you are willing to sacrifice your own integrity).

    Cons

    Corporate management looks down on the Divisions. They have a serious good-ol-boy network and nepotism running rampant in the entire company. They say they hire diversely, which is true, but do not require nearly the level or amount of work out of more diverse employees. They have performed cost-cutting by hiring overseas, or transferring jobs overseas, but still require those left in the US to perform the majority of the work. They have let perfect job candidates leave the company, and generally hire new untalented, or un(der)-trained new recruits, to save a few dollars. Those same recruits generally learn just enough to find another job, and then leave as well. Salary is mediocre at best (note: this is not necessarily true for the divisions). As for politics, every person that has said low or no politics within these reviews, is lying. This is one of the most politically oriented environments on the planet. The executive area of the company purposefully intimidates each and every employee with their personal (outside the company) political views (which lean very far to the right). As for internal politics, that has everything to do with making yourself look good to your superiors, at the total cost of truth, fairness and making those around you look bad to bolster the higher ups view of you. Understand that this is a business, and making money is the point of business, but they do it in a way the belittles all, and benefits very few. The "massive" number of turnovers in just the IT department alone would have been enough to remove most of middle management and all of HR in most companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up, and start dealing with your massive turnover rate problems. Get a valid method of performance appraisal in place, and start acting on them. Stop playing favorites for family members and those in the good-ol-boy network, and allow your company to thrive appropriately. Some of the founding board members and upper management in this company were family friends, and they would be appalled at what you have done to their once proud company.
    When asked, I do not recommend this employer to my friends, or to those who are not. You should fix that kind of outlook on your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Upper Management does not care.

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    Former Employee - Assembly Supervisor in Welcome, NC
    Former Employee - Assembly Supervisor in Welcome, NC

    I worked at Emerson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people that worked for me were good.

    Cons

    Management didn't care about Supervisors or floor associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practive the Golden Rule

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at Emerson full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's great working with people that cares about the job and have fun on the job.

    Cons

    just like any other big company

  6.  

    Poor Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emerson

    Pros

    Management is clueless on technology

    Cons

    Organization is too top heavy

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emerson

    Pros

    Work hours allowed work life balance

    Cons

    No balance workload for all employees

    Recommends
  8.  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emerson full-time

    Pros

    Financially solid offering best-in-class products to the marketplace. Heavy focus on the shareholder. So, be a shareholder while an employee of Emerson!

    Cons

    Few opportunities to work from home. Too many engineers at the managerial level. The company would benefit from diversity at higher ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More acquisitions are needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Profitable Company stuck in 1980s

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Emerson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Low stress a relatively good benefits. Overall fairly supportive management if you don't rock the boat with improvement ideas of your own. Go to work there if you want to cruise into retirement or want to learn how US management used to operate before lean principles were adapted and design was done in 2D.

    Cons

    Very poor compensation. 1980 technology and management philosophy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emerson could make even more money if they adopted latest improvement technologies and actually used 3D modeling tools. Upper management has no clue as to the money that is wasted that could go to the bottom line. Stop being so cheap and pay for employees who will get the company to the next level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Emerson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Caring manager and interesting work place.

    Cons

    Promotion might be difficult to come across if you dont know the right string

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more respect for the new hires, they are also the company future. In the long run they might be as important as the oldie

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    ClosetMaid is a wonderful place to work overall.

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    Former Employee - Quality Technician in Ocala, FL
    Former Employee - Quality Technician in Ocala, FL

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

    Pros

    Decent opportunity to advance and be promoted. Good pay for the area (cost of living) and other comparable jobs in area. Fun picnics too. Lots of training and ability to move up within certain areas.

    Cons

    Sometimes, qualified applicants within the company are passed over for outside applicants. Not always able to offer a flexible schedule. Employee reviews have no real meaning since everyone scores the same with the same comments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look harder at internal employees for promotion, even if they do not apply for a promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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