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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  2.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  3.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Profitable Company stuck in 1980s

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Emerson full-time (more than a 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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Opportunities to grow in a very well established Fortune 500 company with a strong presence in St. Louis

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    The rotation program for MBA's is a great track to leadership, and you will be moved all over the US or the world in two year rotations. The move across Emerson divisions allows for a diverse and well-rounded experience in all aspects of the business.
    Emerson is a Fortune 500 with strong global presence, the communications with people across the globe are enticing and interesting.

    Cons

    Emerson executives and top leadership fit the same demographic - male, MBA recruits from either Washington, SLU, sometimes Purdue, with an engineering background, who enjoy golf and football.
    There is a strong 2nd generation bias, so leaders typically recruit and promote those who are similar to themselves, contributing to the strong demographic mentioned above. The women to men ratio in some departments is about 1:25 or lower, with all of the administrative assistants (secretaries) being women.
    In some aspects, working at Emerson can be similar to an episode of MadMen.

    That aside, change and processes at Emerson is very very slow. There is a long chain of approval, therefore many opportunities come and go wasted in the process.
    Salaries are typically low at Emerson, the vacation policy is weak, and the response to those who request a salary increase based on increased performance has been diversion or denial, which is causing many to leave the company and look for opportunities elsewhere where their work is more valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Express enthusiasm for and hold in a higher regard the leadership qualities of women, even though they may be different than the styles of others.
    Listen to employees, be susceptible to change and react quickly.
    Address problems and requests as they occur, don't pass the leadership to someone else where it sits on a desk.
    Offer more support for those in minority groups, promote diversity, and judge high potential based on work ethic and performance, not by the school the employee went to.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    ClosetMaid is a wonderful place to work overall.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    past worker looking back on things

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    great place to work straight out of college. gained valuable experience, and had great role models. still keep in touch with those ex coworkers

    Cons

    down sizing, cost cutting, lay offs, Great Job till they started to make cuts and lay off sales force bc of changes with HD (customer). balance of role with customer to keep sales force on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay based on experience, and reward those who go the extra mile

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent corporate culture, experience will differ by business unit and division

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director
    Current Employee - Marketing Director

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

    Pros

    Market leader in the businesses in which they participate.
    Focus on creating value for customers and investors -- through revenue growth and cost containment.
    Consistent corporate culture due to continuity of leadership over the last 50 years (3 CEOs).
    Data-driven approach minimizes politics, at least as much as can be expected.

    Cons

    Culture does differ by business unit and division. Your experience in one location can be drastically different from another.
    Performance evaluation process is weak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move faster on acquisition integration. Stamp out politics at the divisional level to reflect the culture at the corporate level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best company I ever worked for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Representative in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Representative in Danbury, CT

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

    Pros

    The pay was good, the work was fun and I worked with a great group of people. I would recommend it. I was really disappointed when I was laid-off.

    Cons

    There weren't really a lot of negatives, just that there is heavy travel and miles on your car. Otherwise it was really good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people know what is going on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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