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Emerson Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
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3.4 163 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Emerson Chairman and CEO David N. Farr

David N. Farr

(92 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • In general work / life balance is good for most people (in 15 reviews)

  • Stable company, well organized, decent work-life balance, good training (in 9 reviews)


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

  • just like any other big company (in 4 reviews)

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    A great start-up for a junior student

    Assistant of Markeing Manager (Former Employee) Beijing, Beijing (China)

    ProsOne of the 500 hundreds, great opportunities to study and learn.

    ConsSo strictly and formal working environment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I worked at Emerson Corporate for more than 4 years.

    IT Staff (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO (US)

    ProsThey offer a relatively stable job environment(regular paycheck), reasonably good tertiary benefits (not medical though), and opportunities for some advancement (if you are willing to sacrifice your own integrity).

    ConsCorporate management looks down on the Divisions. They have a serious good-ol-boy network and nepotism running rampant in the entire company. They say they hire diversely, which is true, but do not require nearly the level or amount of work out of more diverse employees. They have performed cost-cutting by hiring overseas, or transferring jobs overseas, but still require those left in the US to perform the majority of the work. They have let perfect job candidates leave the company, and generally hire new untalented, or un(der)-trained new recruits, to save a few dollars. Those same recruits generally learn just enough to find another job, and then leave as well. Salary is mediocre at best (note: this is not necessarily true for the divisions). As for politics, every person that has said low or no politics within these reviews, is lying. This is one of the most politically oriented environments on the planet. The executive area of the company purposefully intimidates each and every employee with their personal (outside the company) political views (which lean very far to the right). As for internal politics, that has everything to do with making yourself look good to your superiors, at the total cost of truth, fairness and making those around you look bad to bolster the higher ups view of you. Understand that this is a business, and making money is the point of business, but they do it in a way the belittles all, and benefits very few. The "massive" number of turnovers in just the IT department alone would have been enough to remove most of middle management and all of HR in most companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up, and start dealing with your massive turnover rate problems. Get a valid method of performance appraisal in place, and start acting on them. Stop playing favorites for family members and those in the good-ol-boy network, and allow your company to thrive appropriately. Some of the founding board members and upper management in this company were family friends, and they would be appalled at what you have done to their once proud company.
    When asked, I do not recommend this employer to my friends, or to those who are not. You should fix that kind of outlook on your company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Electrical Design Engineer (Current Employee) Eden Prairie, MN (US)

    ProsIt's great working with people that cares about the job and have fun on the job.

    Consjust like any other big company

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    Upper Management does not care.

    Assembly Supervisor (Former Employee) Welcome, NC (US)

    ProsThe people that worked for me were good.

    ConsManagement didn't care about Supervisors or floor associates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractive the Golden Rule

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOffice-based environment, no hassle travelling to work

    ConsLow Pay compared to competitors

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    Poor Management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsManagement is clueless on technology

    ConsOrganization is too top heavy

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    Contractor for one year

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

    ProsGreat colleagues and nice working atmosphere

    ConsBureaucracy, lack of flexibility in ordering equipment, everything must cross several management levels, for even small office supplies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, environment and lots of room for growth if you have what it takes.

    Senior Lead Analyst (Current Employee) Mandaluyong City (Philippines)

    ProsLot's of trainings, good pay and lot of good people. Just need to make sure that the management knows what your goals are.

    Consaverage benefits
    some departments have problems with manpower and they tend to work long hours.

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to further improve on continuous improvement opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company for managers

    Engineer-Product Design (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsGood Ethics
    Work Culture
    Flexible Timings
    Project Driven

    ConsNo field visits
    Limited technical exposure
    varying focus on work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork hours allowed work life balance

    ConsNo balance workload for all employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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