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Emerson Reviews

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. "Project Manager"

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    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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  2. "Frustrating Experience"

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    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

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Once a Great Place to work and I was Proud to be an Employee"

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    Current Employee - Problem Resolver in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Problem Resolver in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, Interesting work, Nice Facilities, People remaining are A-Players who work very hard but getting burned out.

    Cons

    Not a Positive outlook for Oil and Gas, Emerson is almost exclusively tied to Oil and Gas. Review process is the worst I have ever seen as your direct manager and department head have little influence. Moral is low as annual compensation reviews have been deferred. Two large reductions in force the last two years have cut many areas to the bone but management has not matched expectations. Pay - Declining, Opportunity - none, Workload - Increasing

    Advice to Management

    Match your expectations to your current workforce or you will continue to see the the herd heading out to other pastures


  4. "Balance work and life but compensation can be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sidney, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sidney, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management on board with the clear goal in the future

    Cons

    Lack of diversity and limited compensation. Pension plan just has been turned into cash flow plan. Need to be more competitive in salary and benefit.


  5. "Product Management at Emerson Process Management"

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    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


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

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    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Varied"

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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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    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


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Below Expectations"

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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


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Stagnation"

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    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.


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