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Emerson St. Louis Reviews

Updated April 16, 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. "Solid corporation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  2. "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.


  3. 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.


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  5. "Good start point for audit job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Internal Audit Staff in Ferguson, MO
    Former Intern - Internal Audit Staff in Ferguson, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emerson as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance; friendly culture

    Cons

    Could have some training/orientation for interns/1st year staff


  6. "Great Employer makes work enjoyable"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Good Managers
    Safe Working Environment
    Responsive and helpful HR
    Fair Treatment
    Higher Industry Wage
    Perks like Health on site club access free
    On Site medical department
    Employee store with payroll deduction.
    Adequate new and reasonable uniforms not just a few shirts and pants.
    Access to family recreation facilities on site.
    Student Loans up front.
    Free yearly birthday physical
    Executives are pleasant and friendly to Security Staff
    Multiple roles available.

    Cons

    Location is in the metro area.

    Advice to Management

    None thus far


  7. "Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Emerson as an intern

    Pros

    Independent projects
    Relaxed deadlines for interns

    Cons

    No formal intern program
    No formal mentorship or networking programs
    Work culture

    Advice to Management

    To recruit top, young talent, update your recruiting strategies.


  8. "ORACLE DBA"

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    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome place to work! great people.

    Cons

    no cons at all for this company

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Honesty"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is clearly a culture from the top-down of openness and honesty. It really feels like everyone is in this thing together, and management seems to practice what they preach.

    Cons

    The United Way campaign is pushed very hard. Please stop.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Vice President"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Vice President in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    When I first started it was a great place to work, with strong values, great portfolio, strong strategies. It is now going through some dramatic changes.

    Cons

    Overdependence on oil & gas markets makes it vulnerable. Long term strategies unclear


  11. "Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Emerson (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Technical Team with whom you could learn more than you would in a college

    Cons

    Lack of experienced and proper marketing team that could back the strong technical team

    Advice to Management

    Trust your technical team


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