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Emerson Reviews

Updated May 25, 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. "Product Management at Emerson Process Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in McKinney, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid corporate business processes and resources

    Cons

    Poor middle-management talent pool and highly segregated business units


  2. "Fast-paced, professional, high performance organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Global Strategic Accounts in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Director Global Strategic Accounts in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Foster creativity and empower employees through good management, very strong strategic business planning and management process. Compensation for executive management rewards performance with creative team-based bonus program. GREAT BENEFITS package!

    Cons

    High stressnwork environment due to caliber of high performance people and strong business oversight and management
    Plan to work long hours and travel if you work in corporate management. They run lean and mean.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time mentoring your hi-pot employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Varied"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Emerson full-time

    Pros

    Great people and good opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Salaries are kept near or somewhat under averages.
    This site was a good place to be, but varies dramatically by business and site.

    Advice to Management

    Bring consistency to build good leadership. Listen to employees about poor managers and act.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extensive and ongoing training, nice co-workers

    Cons

    Old-school managers, Boys Club, Too much into image over substance

    Advice to Management

    Conduct more employee surveys; listen to your employees


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Below Expectations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in McKinney, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Emerson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance is better than average

    Cons

    Short-term thinking during downturns. Will do anything to keep profitability from dropping without regard for the long-term consequences for the company or employee happiness.

    Froze pension in 2015 for young employees, taking away a benefit that they had signed on for, and did not backpay for previous years of service now worth little. This has left most of those affected no longer loyal to Emerson and morale precariously low.

    Compensation is below average. Annual increase is limited to 2.5% to 3%. Raises are monetarily insignificant (6% to 9%). Minimal profit sharing in McKinney ($500 per year max). Vacation is only one week for first year even for experienced individuals coming from jobs having 3+ weeks. No extra maternity or paternity leave. Health insurance has high premiums and many common items are not covered.

    Emerson significantly values inexperienced MBA’s for management positions over experienced employees. The large percentage of inexperienced individuals churning through management positions and then quickly moving up has created a host of issues. Emerson places very little value in an employee becoming an expert in a field as compensation is driven by changing positions.

    Emerson Response

    Apr 10, 2017 – Global Talent Acquistion Team

    Hello, and thank you for your feedback. We understand that our employees are at the core of the success of our business, and it is important to us that each employee understands their value to the ... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Stagnation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Emerson full-time

    Pros

    Choices for health care plans with savings plans. 401k matching. Profit sharing.

    Onsite gym.

    New computers every 3 years.

    One IT guy is great and helpful in any way he can.

    Cons

    You've heard of micromanagement, but how about nano- or picomanagement?

    Only two weeks vacation time for the first 5 years.

    Entire company is focused on one market (oil and gas) and that market crashed resulting in layoffs in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Empty offices and cubicles everywhere.

    They don't embrace technology and focus on keeping the lights on.

    Too much corporate structure to get anything really accomplished. If you are a manager or project lead, you spend all day in meetings. Every month there is a new announcement about some change in senior upper management that means nothing to the local office.

    Other IT is combative and elusive to the point of ridiculousness.

    Advice to Management

    Gave it to them in my exit interview.


  8. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Marshalltown, IA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Marshalltown, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Emerson (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very easy going and friendly environment. The workplace is both new and completely secure.

    Cons

    Management isn't very consistent team to team. Some are clock-watchers and others don't interact with their team enough.

    Advice to Management

    Work should be about the content and not what time someone comes in and out. Flexibility lets workers push home life forward.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Move EIM back to its location!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Missouri City, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Missouri City, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Emerson full-time

    Pros

    I loved working at EIM, the people and atmosphere was great.

    Cons

    They decided to close down our location and moved the people they didn't lay off to the corporate office.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like they are more than just a seat filler.


  10. "Emerson Process Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent world-wide market served in controls and sensors, considered highest quality and reliability by customers. Large established customer base. Business units seem to be run conservatively, making financial numbers and without large swings in workforce. Seem to be gaining market share. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Currently in a down market since some business is sensitive to crude oil prices. Customers (large automation facilities, like oil wells and refineries) move slowly over decades, so using latest technology that is not well proven is not a high priority.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going, keep company quality and reputation high.


  11. "welder 2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Emerson full-time

    Pros

    Good schedule has all tools needed

    Cons

    None I could think of


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