Emerson

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Emerson Reviews

Updated 8 December 2014
Updated 8 December 2014
183 Reviews
3.4
183 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.  

    Very well managed international company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    a Fortune 100 company with product influence globally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Collections Specialist in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Former Employee - Collections Specialist in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

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

    Pros

    good, stable company. promotes from within.

    Cons

    work - life balance is not so great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nothing but overtime

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Elyria, OH (US)
    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Elyria, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Great pay for CNC machinist.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work everyday of your time. When you are at work you are expected to skip lunch and your breaks. Since the pay is based on production every time you stop the machine you lose money. Most people last about 4 years before they can't take it anymore and have to quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sending manufacturing jobs overseas!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lousy....

    • 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

    approachable leaders, decent pay/benefits, time off policies are okay

    Cons

    old-fashioned, top-down company, unreasonable workload, lack of development/mentorship programs, lack of support, lack of training

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Why I love working for Emerson

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

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

    Pros

    - Most of the managers / directors are highly skilled individuals who employees can look up to and be inspired by (I am proud to say that even after working for my manager for several years, my respect for him has continuously grown as he always finds new ways to impress me).

    - The company invests a lot into employee trainings and, being such a large and global organization, it also offers plenty of development options for driven and talented individuals.

    - Upper management is not only friendly but also sets clear goals and expectations so that people are constantly aware of what the overarching organizational goals are.

    - Ethics is truly a core value and I am pleased to say that this is one of the most fair and honest places I have ever worked.

    Cons

    Being such a large scale organization, change (at any level) is pretty slow. However, I believe this to be a CON for most large scale organizations - not just Emerson in particular.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should spend more time growing their people. This would ensure that people are constantly challenged and that they will be ready to take the next step in the organization when the time is right.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    - Great company to work with
    - friendly environment
    - professional employees
    - real multinational company

    Cons

    - companies are not fully integrated, it's still separate business units and companies
    -ambiguous career development and non clear about the ability to move in different roles between SBUs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clear communication with their employees about their career development and ability to move between different roles in different SBUs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Director

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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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