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Emerson Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  • Work/Life Balance needs severe improvement (in 39 reviews)

  • Very few women or minorities in upper management (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Finance Manager / Controller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Test Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to start with. Culture at company is very good.

    Cons

    Management is not good.Politics is always there


  3. "Solid corporation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emerson (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, adequate vacation, emphasis on safe work practices, okay 401k plan, occasional charity and team building events sponsored by company, some career development opportunities

    Cons

    Usual corporate red tape: lots of cubicles, hard to navigate corporate hierarchy, lots of meetings, company is always concerned about making dividend payments to shareholders

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so corporate and let employees do their jobs


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "St. Louis"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent Pay, Good Benefits, Stability. People that I work with are professional and intelligent. Many people have left or retired and that has brought in fresh blood which has been a major improvement.

    Cons

    Good ole boys club. Retiring management should have no say in who their replacement will be. Very few women or minorities in upper management. Performance Reviews are substandard.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good benefits. Fear based organization. Great employees."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Professional in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Emerson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Vacation starts at 3 weeks. Sick time hours accrue & doesn't expire. 4-6 days each year plus, 4-6 hours added each month. Based on seniority.

    Cons

    Old fashioned. Lack of transparency. Lack of trust. Fear based organization. Doesn't like giving reasonable accommodations; ignores the American Disability Act.

    Emerson Response

    Apr 19, 2017 – Director, Global Talent Acquisition

    Hello, and thank you for your feedback. Creating a work environment where all of our team members can succeed is a top priority for us, and it’s imperative that everyone is treated equally without ... More


  7. "Software Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Round Rock, TX

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

    Pros

    I love the work environment. There's systematic approach to everything. You dont see choas in anything for any matter. The best employer so far I've been with.

    Cons

    As said, they are doing a great job, no scope for cons.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a great job. Keep that up. Cheers!


  8. Helpful (2)

    "VP of Operations"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Ocala, FL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Ocala, FL

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

    Pros

    a good career opportunity and an added chapter in my book

    Cons

    Sad to see them eliminate my job after 13 years of hard work and contribution for the company

    Advice to Management

    NA


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company, but Short Term Thinkers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work with very intelligent people, Managers are very easy going and understand real life happens, great potential for career advancement if you continue your education and work hard.

    Cons

    Benefits are lacking, especially Vacation Days and Health Coverage. Training is non-existent and resources are minimal at times. You have to drive to Ferguson Mo to work at the Corporate Headquarters.

    Advice to Management

    Long Term the company will need to get more competitive in benefits if it wants to retain talent. This is a Boys Club company if ever there was one, and no paternal leave for certain business units in the company prove that. Poor Benefits will be the downfall of Emerson because they will have a harder and harder time retaining good employees when there is unlimited vacation and great health benefits with the employers they are competing with.


  10. "Project Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    atmosphere, variety, good management, great benefits

    Cons

    unexpected layoffs, poor severance pacage

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  11. "Frustrating Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Round Rock, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice facility, on-site gym, highly intelligent people interested in delivering high quality products.

    Cons

    I worked in a quality capacity where neither the director nor the VP knew about quality concepts and techniques. I'm of the belief that it's not necessary as long as this knowledge resides in the ranks and they listen to and support them, but these two didn't acknowledge the knowledge gap. When I tried to implement best practices, instead of removing barriers, my manager was non-responsive until it served him. When meeting with the VP after turning in my notice, he was shocked when I explained the certifications I have (highly sought out quality certifications), which he had never heard of (which completely baffles me how a leader in quality doesn't know about these!!), but was impressed and understood my frustration.

    Advice to Management

    Educate department leadership on resources and qualifications so they can better lead, utilize, and develop them.

    Emerson Response

    Apr 10, 2017 – Global Talent Acquistion Team

    Greetings: Thank you for your feedback. We value the expertise of all of our employees, and it is important to us that our management team enables their teams to do their best work. We’re sorry to ... More



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