Emerson Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
177 Reviews
3.4
177 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, travel expectations are low for some positions (in 17 reviews)

  • Stable company, well organized, decent work-life balance, good training (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • work - life balance is not so great (in 4 reviews)

  • For such a big company with such a magnitude, they extremely under-pay their employees (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bad onboarding process

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Edina, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Edina, MN (US)

    I worked at Emerson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a relatively stable company if you are able to take the stodgy silo culture and strong matrix organizational structure.

    Cons

    Not the best onboarding and training program, and if you can't cut it, despite being ill-equipped, the company will kick you out the door very quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to train your new hires better, get them into the the thick of things more quickly so that they are practicing what they learn, and break down the agonizingly thick silo walls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I have been working at Emerson full-time

    Pros

    Balance to work and life

    Cons

    none I don't have any cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Well balanced company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technician
    Current Employee - Information Technician

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

    Pros

    Work-Home life seem to be very balanced in this company (and even more-so depending on your boss).
    Vacation accumulates fairly quickly.
    They like to keep individuals in house, it is easy to move up the ladder here.

    Cons

    The HR staff here moves slower than any HR group that I have ever worked with before!
    The salaries at times can seem to be a little less competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to make sacrifices to keep solid employees. There have been many good employees leave for an outside company because Emerson would not meet some simple requests.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Strong, stable management team at the senior executive level
    Excellent financial and business planning
    Good reputation in the marketplaces they serve
    Generally good, work life balance

    Cons

    Huge differences in culture and compensation across different operating units
    Salaries will lag the industry average over time
    Reluctance to let poor performers go
    Company tends to work in silos across the business platforms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be quicker to react and let go of poor performers
    Establish standard compensation planning across business units

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Complicated environment with little direction.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Facilitator in Niwot, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Facilitator in Niwot, CO (US)

    I worked at Emerson as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I really don't have anything good to say about this company.

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid, too little direction, the left foot doesn't know where the right foot is headed.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lead man

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Man in Chino, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Lead Man in Chino, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    There are none they don't teach you anything I learned on my own or from watching others maybe one pro is a paycheck but the company doesn't pay well.

    Cons

    training management is awful they don't pay well supervisors need to be investigated for others to see how poorly they do there jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train your employees better and don't let management write people up for others mistakes also pay setup people operators and lead man better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Stable, Secure, but lacks the young zest of creativity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A very big stable company. Lots of interaction with colleagues around the Globe. Work-life balance is fantastic.

    Cons

    Since it is a big company, it is hard to make a mark in the industry. Specially when you are working in the remote/offshoring offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe it will best if they can also try to see the leadership potentials in their new employees specially in the offshores.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst I in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst I in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Emerson full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. The job is not that toxic as compared to other jobs in the industry.

    Cons

    Salary is not as high compared to other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the salary of the employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great Place to Cultivate a Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Professional in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Technology Professional in Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow and advance in all areas of the business. Generally promotes from within. Strong mentoring program and great educational support.. Training is available to all employees and encouraged. Passionate people at the leadership level and very goal oriented. Facilities across the globe are fantastic and the corporate campus in St. Louis is particularly beautiful with multiple cafeterias and gyms. Work/life balance is for the most part maintained though travel requirements for leadership roles can be taxing.

    Cons

    As with many large companies Emerson can be slow to change and some of the creativity is missing that can be present in smaller firms. Compensation is comparable but can be slow to increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more input from all levels of the business when setting company goals, there can be a perception of an ivory tower.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Really Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emerson

    Pros

    Values their employees and has a very good business pan for continued sustainability

    Cons

    Not too many turn-over, reducing opportunities available for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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