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Emerson pretends to an innovative company, until real innovation threatens one of the larger divisions.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Emerson

Pros

It is a financially sound company, which is very important. If they stick to their core values, they will be around for a very long time. Emerson is probably a better company to invest in than work for.

Cons

Below average compensation.

The corporate culture makes it very hard to solve problems, because the problem solving process has become more important than solving the problem itself.

Although Emerson Process Management touts itself as an innovator, you'd better make sure your innovation doesn't make one of the big divisions (PSS, Rosemount, or Regulators) look bad, because your innovation will be killed.

Emerson Process Management also has a reputation for being very arrogant, especially outside of the U.S. Emerson seems to have the opinion that customers will buy what we tell them, because we know what's best.

It was announced just recently that Emerson Process Management was going to start talking to customers before developing new products. How innovative. How fresh.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep managing the company financially the way you have been for the last 100+ years. You are doing a great job. Realize, however, that to develop truly innovative products and services requires an open mindset that just does not exist in the organization.

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    Decent place to work if you want monotonous stable job.

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Emerson

    Pros

    Good Stable company. Profitable. High Potential Employees can advance quickly. Opportunities around the world. Promotes from within. Innovative people with ability to solve problems in all functions and areas. Onsite fitness center and classes available.

    Cons

    Work - life balance is not great. Location within St. Louis is bad. There is nowhere to live nearby - most commute 30+ minutes. Old manufacturing culture. Office politics at its worst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue expanding into emerging markets. Work on developing talent and leadership within.

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    A fortune 100 company with product influence globally.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emerson

    Pros

    A leader amongst all peers in electronics/electrical manufacturing. Emerson product inventories are so valuable that they are used as a key indicator for gauging the overall health of the manufacturing sector.

    Cons

    Emerson is favoring outsourcing over domestic manufacturing which positivley affects cost of material but negatively affects lead times and finished goods quality. Lack of innovation has also hurt some divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better transparency between senior management and middle managment/field personnel. Promote communications and enhance ability between different Emerson product divisions dealing with mutual customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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