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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)

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Good

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    Current Contractor - IT Business Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Contractor - IT Business Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at Emerson as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Treats employees well. Good work life balance. Flowing well.

    Cons

    Risk averse. Getting bureaucratic and slower to make decisions

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  2. Helpful (4)

    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

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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