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Emerson Reviews

Updated July 20, 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. "Buttoned down midwestern company that's exceedingly good at operating and growing a business"

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    Former Employee - Strategic Planner
    Former Employee - Strategic Planner
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fact based, low on politics, analytically rigorous. High on ethics. Innovative products.

    Cons

    Too Saint Louis centric; Starting to be more imaginative


  2. "Outstanding place to learn how to maximize profit in any business"

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    Current Employee - Strategic Planning Manager
    Current Employee - Strategic Planning Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is extremely driven and focused on operational excellence and maximizing profit. Best routes to advancement are through Sales/Marketing (driving profit through price and sales) and Supply Chain/Operations (driving profit through lowering product input costs and inventory levels). You will learn outstanding principles for running a business for maximum profit.

    Cons

    If you are not 100% focused on and motivated by generating maximum performance and maximum profit you may not find a lot job satisfaction here. Hitting your numbers and continuously improving them quarter after quarter is the singular objective here. If you are looking for touchy feely "softer" rewards from your work, look elsewhere.....

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I am still a stockholder and will remain so.

  3. "Emerson is big, global and diverse with good job opportunities for motivated people."

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    Current Employee - Executive Level
    Current Employee - Executive Level
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable, smart management who run the company's diverse business platforms through management processes developed and improved over decades. Politics are minimal.

    Cons

    Can be slow to change. Sometimes can be too conservative. Some business platforms are much more progressive than others. Compensation and benefit levels are generally competitive, and the company focuses on rentention through career opportunity, good management and communication rather than being the top payer in any given location. Generally this works for them pretty well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive upper management, latitude to work on projects you desire. Overall great place to work

    Cons

    None, it has been great so far

    Advice to Management

    None, they have been great in every respect so far.


  5. "A very fun and enjoyable place to find friends and learn about new products"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Racine, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emerson full-time

    Pros

    You have the ability to work on any machine that you want to try. If you ask to work on a machine you will be given the chance to do so. Everyone is kind and will help you when you need it or just ask and they will do what they can. InSinkErator has great benefits and the company does so much extra for you it is a fun environment to be in.

    Cons

    You are able to bump shifts if you have sonority, so when you start here on first shift. You could be bumped to third shift and there is nothing you can do about it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  6. "Best company I ever worked for."

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    Current Employee - Sales and Service Representative in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Representative in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was good, the work was fun and I worked with a great group of people. I would recommend it. I was really disappointed when I was laid-off.

    Cons

    There weren't really a lot of negatives, just that there is heavy travel and miles on your car. Otherwise it was really good.

    Advice to Management

    Let people know what is going on.


  7. "Great atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with was extremely nice and helpful. The testing in the lab was very interesting to learn about and work with.

    Cons

    I really don't have anything negative to say. As an intern I was only there for a short period of time.

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Big company with a small company feel
    Great work opportunities

    Cons

    Found none at the moment


  9. "Working at Emerson Industrial Automation"

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Respect of the individual, much opportunity for advancement. Stable environment.

    Cons

    Somewhat lacking decisive leadership. Slow to adopt new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Become more nimble in business decisions, react quicker and more decisively.


  10. "A bit old fashioned but great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Systems Development Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Systems Development Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive staff, friendly environment, competitive pay and benefits. Being a part of the Emerson corporation opens up a lot of opportunities for the ambitious employee looking to get a diverse background but stay loyal to one company.

    Cons

    Some locations may not be the most desirable

    Advice to Management

    none


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