Emerson

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Emerson Reviews in St. Louis, MO

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
180 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.  

    Strategic Planner

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Business Development in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Emerson as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Extremely strong HR department - great internal career planning
    Good work culture with friendly and fair people - good recognition for good work

    Cons

    Pay varies for similar roles depending on bargaining capacity
    Industrial company with limited growth opportunities within US - so need to look outside US for the best career orrpotunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place but likely won't work for most

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    • 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

    Pros

    Salary is good, fun benefits in many of the departments. Group is fun to work with. Challenging work at times. Company rewards those who work hard and stay with them long term. Good work-life balance, travel expectations are low for some positions.

    Cons

    Not many training opportunities. Expects relocation throughout career, must be very mobile. Old school benefits, who still offers a pension? Company lacks diversity (of race, gender, and age) in many of the U.S. locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard to recruit top young talent with the benefits package that has not been updated in many decades. Spouses work (or like to) in the 21st century, hard to relocate a family w/o company support.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Stable company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Accountant in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Good product and good benefits

    Cons

    People are not motivated to work hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Get the right manager and this place is great.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Service Delivery CO-OP in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Service Delivery CO-OP in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Perks at the world headquarters; gym, cafeteria, free gym bag, company store, nice campus, 401K.

    Cons

    Seas of cubicals, and people give a lot of push back on process improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let some of the younger generation change a couple things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Corporate is not a great place tor women/minorities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate IT in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Corporate IT in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    I gained corporate experience at a large, international company. Emerson never changes, which is a con to me, but a pro to others. They have a gym with a free personal trainer and classes, which was literally the best part about going to work.

    Cons

    Sexual harassment from men. Very closed-minded to new ideas. Political. Very black & white, and most employees are "robotic." I learned that the only reason why most people stay there is because it's comfortable/safe, not because they are passionate about what they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to new, innovative ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Director

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Great Place to Cultivate a Career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    it is a stable workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Gym membership, doctor on site with no fees

    Cons

    Understanding matricies of the hierarchy of people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide up front training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company that needs to catch up to current industry practices.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Big company to move around between business divisions with a wide spectrum of jobs.

    Cons

    Like previous comments about being the squeaky wheel if you want to have personal growth.
    Very heavy Office Politics with "In" crowds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the "Emerson culture" mentality because it does not work with the new generation.
    Embrace and appreciate new ideas that will match industry practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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