Working at Emerson: Company Overview and Reviews

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3.6Work-Life Balance
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3.3Job Security & Advancement
8000 West Florissant Avenue, P.O. Box 4100 St. Louis MO 63136 United States Phone: +1 314 553 2000
$1B to $5B (USD)
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Systems Analyst | Racine, WI | Feb 26, 2019
A strong place to begin your career
First, I worked at a division within Emerson. It was a great place for me to get started. They gave me the opportunity to make decisions on my own and let me face the consequences of those decisions. I learned a myriad of things from how to manage my time, how to deal with different customers and employees, and how to deal with inter department push back, and much more. Management was not always on top of what was actually going on. Often there would be a new policy passed down with little thought to the outcome and benefits of this. For example, say they wanted all suppliers on a pull system, but some suppliers are operating very well not on pull and placing them on pull would have greatly increased inventory and costs, even though there was no initial issue with this supplier. It would not matter, because management said so, you need to get said item on pull. The workplace culture was a little outdated, it had a very old school vibe which led to many young people opting to leave after not too long. However, this did not bother me much, I mostly just do my job and do not worry too much about things like that. The hardest part of the job was easily getting all departments on board with something. There was so much coordinating that needed to be handled across departments for every little decision that was made, this often led to roadblocks when trying implement new processes. The most enjoyable part was the freedom that I had to make my own choices. I was able ...more
Assembler | Lebanon, MO | Jul 15, 2018
Social status is dominant in work place on night shift. Day shift strongly recommended.
As a member of a team ruled by social status rather than hard it was extremely difficult for myself and others to do the job efficiently. The social elite were able to do anything without any consequences. Those of us who were there to work instead of be popular and social got in trouble if we did something as simple as get a drink of water or use the restroom. the social elites on the other hand were allowed to leave their post for well over an hour with absolutely no consequences. Night shift runs a broken system that benefits the lazy and harms the hard working. Work conditions are less than ideal for anyone there to work and not be the center of attention. In contrast, day shift is the complete opposite from night shift. work conditions on day shift are better than ideal. When applying for this company in Lebanon Missouri the best thing one can do is request day shift if they want any kind of advancement opportunity. in the entire time i was there i only got one pay raise, but watched people who came in long after myself getting paid $2 and $3 more an hour than myself just because the were brought into the social elite "club". This job will depress any who are there expecting it to be run properly and the way literally any other job is run. Advancement through anything other than ones own hard work and determination is nothing more than a broken system for lazy people to thrive and hard working people to suffer.
Proslearn patience
ConsBroken system to benefit lazy people
Senior Material Handler | Shakopee, MN | May 19, 2020
Stock price is priority 1
A very poorly run operation. Many coddled employees in the my department who do not have the skill or training for the job. They are there because of tenure, not skill. Many lack the basic skills such as basic math and reading english. Found that fact out over time and was amazed by it. Many boast and brag how your production levels mean nothing. You can do as little as possible it will not matter. Again learned over time it s true. Employees spend more time avoiding work than doing work. The HR department is there for 1 reason to trim cost via odd rules that freeze raises and deny overtime. A sick leave roll back program is the cheapest corporate stunt going where they punish you for using your own benefit. No tracking of individual production is done. The departments are graded as a single entity. The same work dodging employees constantly drag the numbers down. But all are held accountable. Company is way to top heavy with managers and HR who do nothing, create nothing and kill moral. Emerson could cut 40% of the staff today and maintain current production if it were run by the correct people. As a stock holder I am sorry to see such waste of my money by Emerson management.
| Rosemont, IL | Apr 24, 2019
Decent pay, no advancement or growth, no accountability
Paid a fairly decent wage for the work that is performed. Management, however, is very poor. There is no accountability from senior staff and management. Work is tossed around from person to person until someone eventually has to handle it. Management likes to pass work along to others because they simply don't want to do it and expect you to handle it without any assistance or guidance. Management doesn't like to be accountable for anything. There is a huge generational gap among employees. Some have been with the company for 30+ years while others are fresh out of college. This leads to conflict, particularly with the older employees being stuck in their ways and reject change and complain about the younger employees. Poor culture and morale. There are people with criminal records and history employed at the company.
ProsDecent Pay, Benefits, Work-Life Balance
ConsPoor management, Lack of career advancement, Lack of accountability, Poor culture and morale, Antiquated rules, procedures, and business practices, Wide generational gap among employees
Assembler | Minnesota | Oct 20, 2018
Bad culture
Being able to act and talk like a productive employee is more important then actually being such. The place was very cliquey, if you weren't part of the in crowd they would not tell you the mistakes you made they would just instead talk bad about you to the others and since you don't know what mistake you're making you would keep making it and they would keep talking bad and laughing at you. This was an ingrained part of the culture. It's rather unprofessional and nonproductive, that's how they liked it though. The micro-management by the operations manager was also very annoying. There was never any reason for them to be doing so, they should have used the supervisor and team leads more effectively. Then there's the all the over time you're expected to work and they tell you that it will reflect in your review, not true the people that work mindful overtime get the same as people working 15 hours or more per week.
ProsThe product is fun to assemble and good amount of pto.
ConsThe culture
Welder | Boulder, CO | Mar 9, 2020
Extremely Clean and Climate Controlled Production floor attached to world HQ.
Always had every safety precaution taken. Sometimes a little above and beyond with the red tape, as some incidents were 100% operator error, and had nothing to do with the welding process, happened in shipping dept. But overall I felt that the environment was the safest I've worked in. Having HQ attached to the production floor had pros and cons. Easy access to HR and Engineers. On the flip side, a little to much changing of the guard within the engineering dept.; which would put production methods at odds with the tried and true way of fabrication or welding methods. In essence over engineering made things more complicated then needed. Also had lots of visitor/customer tours, which could stop production, and turn into extended cleanup time. Tuition reimbursement, and profit sharing were the best benefits for myself.
Senior Assembler | Racine, WI | Sep 8, 2018
Not a bad place, mangement sucks
There is favoritism there. They call themselves a family company but yet spouses aren't allowed at the 10year banquet. Office people show favoritism when it comes to disciplining an employee. Basically if you know someone in HR and your safe to bully people or talk crazy to supervisors or other workers. Employees on the floor are allowed to talk to supervisors anyway they want with nothing being done. They pass on in house employees when it comes to promotions, and hire outside people instead. Ise could use lots of improvements. Better training could improve things. Better background checks. Stop hiring just anybody off the street. I use to love working there, but I was getting bullied and everytime I went to the office, nothing was being done. My supervisor witnessed a few incidents and still HR did nothing.
ProsJob security, wages
ConsBullying, short breaks, not enough training
Welder | Gunbarrel, CO | Jul 8, 2019
Chump change for welders
If you've been working here for over a year you can easily get yourself a better job that pays way more. It might not be as confortable as this but you'll be making an actual living. For how much this company is worth you'd think they would pay their employees that work on the floor a reasonable wage, but no I'm over here rationing my food for every month i've been working with them. Plus they got me locked in a contract so I cannot leave until that contract ends. They knew exactly what they were doing. On top of all this the welding I do is extremly repetitive and boring. After about 3 months of working there I could do their work with my eyes closed. If you're a skilled welder look elsewhere, if you stay here your skills will dull.
ProsEasy work
ConsBoring, low pay, they cap how much OT you can get, low cap for wadges
Machinist | Genoa, IL | Oct 9, 2018
Horrible work environment
The pay and benefits are very good for the type of work....but it comes with a price. Your time will be micromanaged to the minute....literally. If at any hour during the day you do not meet rate you must explain TO THE MINUTE what you did that caused you to not meet rate. You will have management constantly coming at you with the opening "If you want to continue working here....." If your job is not done at the end of the shift you must stay and do it or face disciple and yet they will backtrack you punch out time to the scheduled time so you will spend time often cleaning or something on your own time. There are lead men that are supposed to be your union brothers that police the place all night and make threats. It gets extremely hot in the summer. Very dirty environment.
ProsI didn't see any
ConsIts explained in my review
Mechanical Drafter | Louisville, KY | Jan 4, 2019
I was being trained for a mechanical designer position during a contract base assignment. Emerson terminated my employment without notice.
I would not recommend anyone to work for this company especially on the subsection TopWorx. They have very poor EHS conditions on the shops. Also they would assign a non-manager employee to train you. I had to deal with a very poorly mannered mechanical designer who was supposed to train me and instead would set me up for failure all the time. They finally got me fired with no previous notice or an explanation. One day when leaving the workplace I received a phone call from Ahead human resources (Staffing agency) saying that my assignment had ended. That was it. Very unprofessional.
ConsPoor job conditions and a very depressing looking office.

Questions And Answers about Emerson

On average, how many hours do you work a day at Emerson?
Asked Sep 26, 2016
10 hours 5-6 days a week every week
Answered Mar 2, 2018
9 hours per day when there is over time. No over time is a minimum of 8 hours per day. approx 45 hours per pay check.
Answered Oct 18, 2017
How do you feel about going to work each day at Emerson?
Asked Oct 23, 2016
Most days I look forward to work
Answered Aug 9, 2018
Hated it, hated going to this company. Managers and supervsior , need more people skills.
Answered Nov 27, 2017
What is Emerson sick leave policy? How many sick days do you get per year?
Asked Sep 21, 2016
It is a point system.
Answered Jun 14, 2018
Typically, if you get sick you are able to leave. You get a week of sick time with compensated pay each year.
Answered Dec 17, 2017
What benefits does Emerson offer?
Asked Sep 7, 2016
Full benifits
Answered Jul 7, 2018
Gym Membership 401K Match
Answered Jun 15, 2018
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at Emerson? What are the steps along the way?
Asked Jul 21, 2016
I walked in on October 1991 and was hired on the spot. Work there for eleven years till closed
Answered Nov 15, 2017
2 months, multiple interview process.
Answered Nov 2, 2017