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Emerson Reviews

Updated March 25, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emerson full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent colleagues; good work/life balance.

    Cons

    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.


  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

    I have been working at Emerson full-time

    Pros

    Fun Job great benefits and view of organization

    Cons

    the location is not the best.

  3. "Emerson Topworx: Favoritism, Ignoring of Corporate Values, and Outright Incompetence...but it's air-conditioned!"

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Assembler in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Air-conditioned.
    Tasks themselves are generally enjoyable, or at least tolerable.

    Decent benefits, if you have dependents. (Amazon's are better if you don't.)

    Cons

    Despite Emerson's corporate values of supporting employees, management's exclusive concern is money money money, including lying to the Sales department about how many units the factory can produce in a normal workweek.\

    FY2018 and '19's drive for record sales was done without regard for employee work/life balance -- months straight of maximum overtime has been the rule, rather than the exception. No hiring of a 2nd shift, nor even sufficient effort to hire enough new employees to reach normal staffing levels, just working the production staff to the bone and beyond.

    If the supervisor doesn't like you, or you make too many "complaints" -- suggestions for improvements, as required by Emerson policy -- you stop getting moved around to new stations for training, and you stop getting your training cards signed off. This results in employees not getting their promised one-year promotion.

    Supervisor will ignore blatant violations of rules (turning away from work to talk, not finding a new task upon completion of previous -- and instead just gossiping with coworkers, etc) by her favorite employees -- all of whom are within a decade or so of her own age -- and jump on the slightest hint of 'problems' from hard-working employees, without so much as investigating the reasons.

    Advice to Management

    If you can't follow Emerson company policy, and you can't treat your production staff as human beings instead of just a source of your year-end bonus: QUIT!


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emerson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great management team , values their employees,

    Cons

    Some of the employees are always negative and can create a negative atmosphere.


  5. "Emerson"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emerson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a stable company that has a good track record of having products that are number 1 or number 2 in the industry. Company has a good 401k match.

    Cons

    -limited mobility if working in regional office
    -many products with many methods of going to market


  6. "They treat humans like humans, and that is amazing"

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    Current Employee - Lead Data Guy in Sidney, OH
    Current Employee - Lead Data Guy in Sidney, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emerson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A 40 hour work-week
    Clear communication of expectations, and alignment of individual contribution with strategic roadmap
    Opportunity to work with amazing people, the team is really amazing
    Dress code = "dress appropriately" (good thing)
    If you work hard, deliver your commitments, and show up on time, it makes solid job security.
    Women in STEM have good opportunity, and some very talented peers (i.e. N.G.)
    Deep love of thermodynamics
    Opportunity for folks with good applied stats, process control experience, etc..
    Giant new building with new offices, mid upgrade to massive new labs, etc..

    They are the one of the top 3 primary upstream suppliers for the most expensive and required parts for a $200 billion/year market, and they take home only ~$2b/year, or about 1% of the available value; something made that possible. It means they are strongly non-parasitic, and that they are profitable. That is a hard balance to strike, but it is absolutely required for sustainable whole-system growth.

    Cons

    A little old fashioned in some of their ways, though they are working on it.

    Fortune 500-size company bureaucratic inertia/momentum. An aircraft carrier doesn't "turn on a dime" like a pt boat, but it does have other features.

    Advice to Management

    It is a career-limiting and last-resort to give something like that in a public forum, especially while still happily employed. I don't have any issue that I haven't discussed with them, or presented to them. I certainly have nothing that should go here.


  7. "Great company overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Emerson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company functions hosted by Human Resources.

    Cons

    Middle managers lack of involvement

  8. "Great company, Good Potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and help here, A little slow but strong help and personell

    Cons

    Slow work, not super interesting


  9. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Associate Engineer
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Emerson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly culture and welcoming employees

    Cons

    Inflexible as far as hours and working from home


  10. "Emerson"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator
    Current Employee - Coordinator

    I have been working at Emerson full-time

    Pros

    Help with education. There are opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Not transparent. Sometimes political. Need better health coverage.