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Good place to work if you never want to advance your career.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Marshalltown, IA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marshalltown, IA

I worked at Emerson

Pros

Small town, where they are the largest white collar worker. Salary is decent given it is a small town and the cost of living is cheap. You know pretty much everyone in the company. The local level employees work well together excluding upper management. A good age mix of people working at emerson. Don't need a 4 year degree to work there. The company is relatively stable and has been for years, the customer base has core customers that I have not seen leave. If you don't like to travel you are not required to travel at all. People like to drink a lot if you like that.

Cons

Technologies are old and out dated, working in the job for to long is a dead end for your career. Management has only one selection criteria for promotions, and that's if you are best friends with the manager that is giving the promotion. Lazy people are often shuffled around when they are poor at doing their jobs, they are never ever fired. Don't need a 4 year degree to work there. Quality travel assignments are handed out to those that are liked sales cruises for favorites in engineering, trips to the north slope in Alaska during october/november if you are not a favorite.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Drop the favoritism, hand out fair raises, give people quality travel assignments, create paths for advancement.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Good natured people - poor compensation

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Sidney, OH
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Sidney, OH

    I worked at Emerson

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with. Generally a good work environment. Very flexible as far as vacation (though limited amounts each year) and personal time. Reasonably good name recognition. Consistent year over year growth. Overall a solid company with little fear of layoffs. Great tuition reimbursement plan if you stay at the company.

    Cons

    Poor compensation and benefits compared to other companies and it shows in the quality of some employees. Amount of vacation is low (2 weeks) and doesn't change for 10 years - how ridiculous! In the middle of nowhere. Little opportunity for advancement as an engineer other than through the normal tenured progression. Hard work is not rewarded with just compensation, only occasionally with coupons for the company store. Employees get punished for market conditions by delaying the yearly pay raises which are lousy (3% if that) in the first place. Far too many people that should be fired for poor performance, but the company can't expect much for what they offer. Some employees can be frustratingly lazy and lack motivation to complete projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good employees. Fire or demote bad employees. Offer more vacation earlier in employee tenure. Attract high performers with better incentives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Don't depend on keeping your job.

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    Current Employee - Worker  in  Paragould, AR
    Current Employee - Worker in Paragould, AR

    I have been working at Emerson

    Pros

    It's a job, and you have a little insurance.

    Cons

    Benefits, what you make an hour and getting a raise, that is if you get one. You are lucky if you get one and if you do it does not cover the cost of living. And since they are moving alot of the jobs to Mexico,You worry how long you will have a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and keep company in the U.S . We need worry about our future not Mexico's . I know they work cheaper but, the american people need to keep their jobs.

    Disapproves of CEO
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