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Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative  in  Baltimore, MD
Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD

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

Other reviews for Emerson

  1.  

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

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director
    Current Employee - Marketing Director

    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
  2. 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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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    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
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