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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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  1. Helpful (2)

    If you're good at what you do, you are asked more of than someone who is not.

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    Current Employee - Level II Instrument and Valve Technician in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Level II Instrument and Valve Technician in Centennial, CO

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

    Pros

    Great experience, and lots of travel through out the States and Canada.

    Cons

    Spending more than 50% of the year on the road.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more qualified people to share the workload

  2. Helpful (1)

    Emerson's management leaves a lot to be desired

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    Former Employee - IS/IT
    Former Employee - IS/IT

    I worked at Emerson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Liebert used to be an excellent company to work for. The people in the trenches are all good people who truly want to see the company succeed. The benefits are ok, except for the rather archaic vacation policy.

    Cons

    Throughout the past 10 years Emerson has slowly implemented their style management and philosophies and the company (Liebert) has gone down hill. Upper management seems to make some pretty sketchy business decisions which in turn has destroyed morale throughout the workforce. In addition, upper management doesn't seem to care what their employees think, at least in my experience. Layoffs, turnover of long time employees and, most recently, furloughs have been common place the past few years.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the front lines. Start investing in your employees as they are the one that will get you out of the hole your in. Get out of your office and talk to your employees.

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