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Emerson Reviews

Updated 25 January 2015
Updated 25 January 2015
192 Reviews
3.4
192 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.  

    Strategic Planner

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Business Development in Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Extremely strong HR department - great internal career planning
    Good work culture with friendly and fair people - good recognition for good work

    Cons

    Pay varies for similar roles depending on bargaining capacity
    Industrial company with limited growth opportunities within US - so need to look outside US for the best career orrpotunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place but likely won't work for most

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Emerson full-time

    Pros

    Salary is good, fun benefits in many of the departments. Group is fun to work with. Challenging work at times. Company rewards those who work hard and stay with them long term. Good work-life balance, travel expectations are low for some positions.

    Cons

    Not many training opportunities. Expects relocation throughout career, must be very mobile. Old school benefits, who still offers a pension? Company lacks diversity (of race, gender, and age) in many of the U.S. locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard to recruit top young talent with the benefits package that has not been updated in many decades. Spouses work (or like to) in the 21st century, hard to relocate a family w/o company support.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Process System Engineer

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    Former Employee - Process Systems Engineer in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Former Employee - Process Systems Engineer in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Good experience, big projects, friendly working environment, opportunity to travel

    Cons

    very strict employee policy, complicated employee hierarchy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Stable company

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Good product and good benefits

    Cons

    People are not motivated to work hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Brussels (Belgium)

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

    Pros

    emerson is good company to start and build your career. if you want to work in an international environment or work in a different WA, I can recommend this company.

    Cons

    very pollitical, because of the large and complex organisation, the company itself struggles to implement competitive solutions like.
    you need an MBA an

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work a mid to senior level

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emerson full-time

    Pros

    stress free work culture
    Flexible timings
    No pressures
    Employee friendly policies

    Cons

    For Fresher this is a dreadful company...this doesn't mean they burden you with work..they pay you decent amount....there wont be much work...you came, play and go. No once cares....but this will affect you in long run. once you move out of this company...you have nothing, no zeal to work, no scope to work, no respect for policies...after all this will ruin your career in the long run. But if you are planning for your retirement in Punjab, its ok else don't look for this as a fresher. One more thing they don't take you anyway, if you are from top notch institute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your recruitment policies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Get the right manager and this place is great.

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery CO-OP in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Service Delivery CO-OP in Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Perks at the world headquarters; gym, cafeteria, free gym bag, company store, nice campus, 401K.

    Cons

    Seas of cubicals, and people give a lot of push back on process improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let some of the younger generation change a couple things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Engineer in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Service Engineer in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    Values, flexibility and the culture it self

    Cons

    visit sites with hot weather

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very well managed international company

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    Overall very well managed company that is stable, promotes from within, had only 3 CEOs since 1956. Although a US based company, more sales outside US. Places ethics very high.

    Cons

    Divisions operate in silos. There is hardly any collaboration between them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Corporate is not a great place tor women/minorities

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    Former Employee - Corporate IT in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Corporate IT in Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    I gained corporate experience at a large, international company. Emerson never changes, which is a con to me, but a pro to others. They have a gym with a free personal trainer and classes, which was literally the best part about going to work.

    Cons

    Sexual harassment from men. Very closed-minded to new ideas. Political. Very black & white, and most employees are "robotic." I learned that the only reason why most people stay there is because it's comfortable/safe, not because they are passionate about what they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to new, innovative ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Emerson Response

    Jan 13, 2015Head of Global Talent Acquisition

    Your comment regarding sexual harassment is very concerning to us. Harassment of any kind is not tolerated at Emerson. If you would, please contact the Emerson Corporate Human Resources Department to ... More

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