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Emerson Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
167 Reviews

3.4
167 Reviews
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Emerson Chairman and CEO David N. Farr
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Often bizarre internal culture due to the influence of incumbent senior management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Corporate in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Emerson has robust internal procedures, especially with regards to acquisitions. Impressive track record of successfully integrating acquired companies into the main Emerson business.

    Cons

    Despite the very unique collection of characters in senior management, Emerson favors the "Stepford employee" who does what they are told and do not have much in way of personality.

    Secondly, management watches their employees very closely and any supposedly suspicious behavior (eg. taking or making (very brief) calls in unused meeting rooms) - have led to the employee in question being accused of job-hunting. I have never seen such extreme, laughable paranoia on the part of senior management at any of my former workplaces. Emerson offices are open-concept and some employees have the decency not to subject their coworkers to the gruesome details of their / their children's medical or personal issues, hence their decision to make such calls in private.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thinly-veiled threats of kicking employees off the "high potential" list if they refuse to move every two years as decreed by management is the best way to lose your most talented pool of employees. Don't just pay lip service to "work-life balance" and then expect employees to uproot their families and move in the interest of "career development" every 24 months.

    Also, learn to respect employees' choices where their personal life is concerned - I have heard stories about how women who are divorced or have chosen not to marry (for various reasons) are called names and insulted by senior management. Ironically, no one questions or makes fun of the single / divorced men. This is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Level
    Current Employee - Executive Level

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Can 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Director  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - IT Director in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    can enjoy stability and longevity in career

    Cons

    lack of options for faster growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to get nimble

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good people, low pay, poor benifits

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Chanhassen, MN

    Pros

    People
    Growing company
    Nice facilities
    Excellent Management

    Cons

    Poor insurance
    Low Pay
    Not much opp for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They do a wonderful job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Former Employee - Strategic Planner
    Former Employee - Strategic Planner

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too Saint Louis centric; Starting to be more imaginative

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer  in  Florence, KY
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Florence, KY

    Pros

    good balance with work life

    Cons

    Was laid off due to economics

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Job!

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    Current Employee - Sales Service Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Service Representative

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Good Management, Benefits

    Cons

    some lack of communication with field sales reps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your field reps, not on just the state of the company, but make sure they are included in the the changes in HR too

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    i 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up, especially the GLI program of EPM.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    sales engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good company
    good oportunities
    training available (technical, management)

    Cons

    my sales office wasn't performing well

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    It is a fun place to work with good products

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    Current Employee - Territory Supervisor  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Territory Supervisor in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Good place to work. I enjoyed my job

    Cons

    The pay isn't that great for the work. I also got laid off...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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