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Emerson Overview

Saint Louis, MO
10000+ employees
Company - Public (EMR)
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Imagine being surrounded by intelligent, driven, and passionate innovators all working toward the same goal—to create groundbreaking solutions that leave our world in a better place than we found it. Emerson is a global technology and engineering company providing ... Read more

Mission: Emerson’s performance over more than 125 years has been driven by a straightforward mission: we design and sell advanced technologies that help our customers solve their most complex challenges. Emerson is where technology and engineering come together to create ... Read more

Company Updates

  • At Emerson, we recruit to not only fill positions, but to find individuals who are capable of fueling our organizational energy. And it turns out job seekers are just as discerning, looking for employers who can meet their increasing expectations. That’s why Emerson is rising to the recruiting challenge in new ways using employee programs, social media and innovation to attract the very best talent.

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Emerson – Why Work For Us?


What We Do

Emerson brings together technology and engineering to create innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets.


What Emerson provides:

  • Technologies and products that help optimize manufacturing processes for efficient, safe, and high quality production of pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, oil and gas, and pulp and paper production.
  • Energy efficient technologies and innovative products and services for heating and air conditioning systems, facility energy monitoring, and appliances.
  • A wide range of industrial automation systems and products for the improvement of manufacturing productivity.
  • Storage and organization systems for the home and workplace.
  • Rugged, trusted tools for professional contractors and do-it-yourselfers.
  • Technical, consulting, and management services for a variety of industries.
  • Grind2Energy, an innovative system to turn food waste into energy and help address food waste challenges.
  • State-of-the-art technology to continually monitor food from farm to fork, helping to safeguard the world’s food supply.

Our businesses

Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions™
Technologies and services that improve human comfort, safeguard food, protect the environment, enable sustainable food waste disposal, and support efficient construction and maintenance of buildings and municipal infrastructure.

Emerson Automation Solutions
A leader in helping process and discrete manufacturers automate and optimize production processes through our best-in-class technologies and industry expertise

Our Team

Emerson is comprised of forward-thinking technology experts capable of creating integrated solutions that best address the needs of our customers. We are able to anticipate global trends and continue to win business as a result of our outstanding management and planning process. We don't just embrace change, we create it.

We actively seek out high-impact people who deliver solutions that rock the world - true innovators at the core, and agents of change within Emerson. For more information on our team, and to meet some of our employees, visit

Career Development

Not only does Emerson excel at serving our customers, but also at serving our employees. We recognize and reward the talents and commitments of our employees and provide new members of our team the opportunity to learn from the best managers and engineers in their respective industries.

Emerson also places a strong focus on career development; we offer employees a variety of development paths that enable them to quickly contribute to company goals.

Ethics & Community

Emerson takes pride in the people who make up our team. From our senior management officers to our line production workers, we seek to conduct ourselves in a way that demonstrates uncompromising ethical standards with customers, suppliers, governments, the public, and each other.

We also practice corporate social responsibility. Emerson places a major emphasis on corporate philanthropy, employee volunteerism, and environmental stewardship.

Commitment to Diversity

Emerson works hard to create a global workplace that supports and promotes diversity, embraces inclusion, and cultivates respect for the individual. We believe that bringing together bright, enthusiastic, and talented people from various backgrounds promotes the birth of new ideas and an exciting energy level.

As a result, we have an active program to recruit and hire women and minorities to our management ranks. We seek to create an employer of choice environment in terms of promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, career mentoring, company-sponsored training, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs for our employees.

Emerson's equal opportunity employment policy assures that there will be no discrimination or harassment against an employee or applicant on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status or any other factor considered unlawful by applicable laws and regulation.

A passion for progress and integrity that benefits everyone

Emerson combines the best technologies and the world's greatest human talents to create solutions that benefit not only our customers, but also the world. We find success in thoughtfully applying this principle to help our customers grow, to improve quality of life and to meet important business and social challenges.

Through our prime global market positions in Automation Solutions and Commercial & Residential Solutions, we are able to use this principle to help make a global difference.

Integrity makes the difference

Emerson's long-term success ultimately depends on our management team's ability to maintain our conviction and continually reshape our approach in a dynamic world.

Integrity is at the foundation of everything we do. Our focus on sustainable business practices guides our execution and approach to social stewardship.

Day to day, this means investing in people, cultivating leaders, focusing on innovation for our customers, creating jobs and economic development, delivering solutions that enhance living standards, and assisting the efforts that sustain a healthy and safe world.

While more can always be done, we take enormous pride in Emerson's contributions and in the skills and momentum that we bring to assist in critical issues in today's world.

Building the best team with the best people

Emerson is always seeking talented and high-energy people who want to become a part of our team. We’re always excited to find people who are dedicated to business success, technology innovation and making our world a better place for all citizens.

Whether you are an undergraduate student exploring career options or recently received your MBA degree and are ready to join a global company, Emerson offers a wide range of opportunities for high-potential people to achieve their professional goals in an exciting and dynamic work environment.

Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students

We actively recruit high-caliber, creative students completing their undergraduate or graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines. Emerson and its businesses also offer a variety of paid summer internships and six-month co-op opportunities for students enrolled at selected colleges and universities. Our internships and co-op programs allow selected students to enhance the skills they’ve developed in the classroom and apply them in real-world situations.

As a technology and manufacturing company, we are especially interested in students majoring in industrial engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, marketing, business administration, finance, and accounting. To learn whether Emerson or one of its businesses has a cooperative relationship with your educational institution or will be making a recruiting visit to your campus, please contact your career services office.

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    I have been working at Emerson full-time


    Intelligent colleagues; good work/life balance.


    Sometimes hard to break into the "in" crowd (predetermined career paths).

    Advice to Management

    Continue the journey to fairer allocation of developmental opportunities - if you have the skill set, you should be considered. Period.

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Emerson Interviews



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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Emerson (Madison, WI) in February 2014.


    Very non technical. Was not expecting to get and offer after the interview since i expected a more technical interview to follow. Interviewed by a real engineer, not a recruiter. Interviewer was reading questions from a sheet and recording answers.

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Emerson Awards & Accolades

  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
  • 50 Best Manufacturing Companies, IndustryWeek, 2009
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2008
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