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Updated July 21, 2017
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  • Work/life balance of management seems tedious, but everybody is having a good time (in 41 reviews)

  • Very few women or minorities in upper management (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Finance Manager / Controller"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Controller in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Controller in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Executives have a keen understanding of their markets, effectively communicating their vision and strategy to the business units. Outstanding leadership from the VP and GM level. They challenge and inspire their teams.

    Cons

    There are no Cons working at Emerson.


  2. "Instrument Builder 2"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instrument Builder II in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Instrument Builder II in Chanhassen, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great People, great environment to work in

    Cons

    Hourly/Salray wages are not as competitve as other manufacturing companies

  3. "Overall very good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Sidney, OH
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Sidney, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emerson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people. The work is enjoyable. The people really care about the company. Very data driven company which lowers politics

    Cons

    Location is not ideal. Annual pay raises are typically under 3%. For some people it can be very slow to progress in the company.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Could be a great company to work for (but is not YET)"

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    Current Employee - Director of Sales, Latin America in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director of Sales, Latin America in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Values high education (especially MBAs), values hard work, invests in training, global opportunities, etc. Overall an OK place to work, but not a great place.

    Cons

    Culture has fostered some poor leadership, locations are not very desirable, massive layoffs have led to chaotic management procedures (I e never seen a matrix organization like this). Sub-par benefits (both health and retirement)


  5. Helpful (2)

    "HQ Employee"

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    Current Employee - HQ Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - HQ Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good fringe benefits (on campus gym - free), medical center and subsidized cafeteria

    Cons

    Antiquated work environment, vacation policy, and lack of flexible work scheduling.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to have more 21st century mindset. Lack of flexibility hurts innovation and deters talent.


  6. "Stable company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seeks to be very stable by focus on delivering high value to customers. Very financially focused.

    Cons

    in transition due to technology and market forces. Makes for opportunities as well.


  7. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emerson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They care about employees, pay is good, can move up in the company.

    Cons

    They are very strict about punctuality.

    Emerson Response

    Jul 11, 2017 – Global Talent Acquistion Team

    Greetings, and thank you for your comments! It is very important to us that every employee feels valued and has the opportunities they need to succeed. Should you wish to further discuss feedback... More

  8. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, product quality, large company, growth opportunity

    Cons

    poor lead times sometimes, bad communication with factory


  9. "machinist"

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    Former Employee - Machinist in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Machinist in Pasadena, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    They do pay fairly well

    Cons

    Always taking away benefits, no raises, no pride in workmanship, overrun with nepotism

    Advice to Management

    upper management should pay attention


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Emerson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very fun office (potlucks, events outside of work). Very supportive team. Traveling to other Emerson offices.

    Cons

    Low pay and low time off.

    Emerson Response

    Jun 9, 2017 – Global Talent Acquistion Team

    Greetings, and thank you for your comments! It is very important to us that everyone is able to build relationships with their colleagues, and we’re glad to hear you were able to do so. Should you... More


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