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Reviews for Emerson

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.44
Support from management
3.25
Teamwork
3.60
Freedom to work independently
3.53
Internal Communication
3.19
Office / Work Environment
3.80
Environmental Friendliness
3.50
Work-Life Balance
3.37
Challenging Work
3.40
Inclusive / Diverse
3.39

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.56
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.52
Career Development
3.41
Overall compensation for your work
3.36
Company Image
3.66
Job Security
3.40
Handicapped Accessibility
3.73
Workplace Safety
4.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 29 of 110 reviews Parking in 70 of 110 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 12 of 110 reviews Stock or equity options in 27 of 110 reviews 401(k) in 74 of 110 reviews No onsite daycare facility Reimbursed daycare in 3 of 110 reviews Ability to work remotely in 17 of 110 reviews Desirable office location in 22 of 110 reviews Tuition assistance in 43 of 110 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 29 of 110 reviews 401(k) Match in 56 of 110 reviews Flexible spending account in 44 of 110 reviews Paid time off in 56 of 110 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 62 of 110 reviews Relocation allowance in 14 of 110 reviews Life insurance in 66 of 110 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 51 of 110 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 11 of 110 reviews Health and wellness programs in 51 of 110 reviews Employee discounts in 66 of 110 reviews Vehicle allowance in 12 of 110 reviews Employee events in 48 of 110 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 110 reviews Fitness center on site in 30 of 110 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 19 of 110 reviews
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Support from management

none

Teamwork

ok

Overall compensation for your work

I know I got more than many of the full time employees and I was just a temp. If they paid their regular employees decent they wouldnt have to hire temps.

Environmental Friendliness

They have recycle bin but it all gets dumped into garbage anyway.

Company Image

good

Job Security

ok

Workplace Safety

They say “safety” all the time but workers know its just joke. I think they use “safety” as an excuse so that they can “write off” expenses on taxes. Just say “its for safety” and itll get done.

Suggestions for improvement

  • purge mgmt.

What I like about the company

I cant really say since I was temp. (the fact that they had to hire an outside company to find workers should speak of their HR department.). These people should be on the road going to college fairs and job fairs 24/7. but, they hire outside company to do their job for them at company expence.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered
  • Company
    EMERSON PROCESS MANAGMENET
  • City
    Minneapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Investing in the future. The company is too short-term focused, and routinely cuts back on expenses to make current month/quarter numbers.

What I like about the company

I've grown with the company. Compensation is fair, and competitive in the area. As a global organization, I've been exposed to many international experiences

What I dislike about the company

Too short term focused. The company passes on many investible opportunities.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Emerson Electric Co.
  • City
    Pittsburgh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 01.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better pay scale and temperature control within the workplace.

What I like about the company

They are a very diverse company and look to make a difference in the environment in that they encourage us to recycle. Overall they provide great benefits and extra paid time off. The office environment is comfortable and safe.

What I dislike about the company

I feel that they do not pay according to that person's skill level. They are very focused on whether a person has a degree rather than hands on experience.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Emerson Climate Technologies Retail Solutions, Inc.
  • City
    Kennesaw
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered

Company Culture

It’s a great company to woto for

Support from management

Yes

Teamwork

Lots of team building

Freedom to work independently

They do in my dept.

Internal Communication

Pretty good

Gender Equality

Lots of it

Attitude towards older colleagues

Usually good

Career Development

Lots of opportunity

Overall compensation for your work

Pays better than other places

Office / Work Environment

Perfect

Environmental Friendliness

Yes, we recycle everything

Work-Life Balance

Perfect

Company Image

Best place in town to work

Job Security

Yes

Handicapped Accessibility

Yes

Workplace Safety

Awesome

Challenging Work

It’s challenging enough

Inclusive / Diverse

Definitely

Suggestions for improvement

  • Things then Isince I’ve been there so there’s really nothing I would change at this point

What I like about the company

This is been the best job I have had so far and I plan on staying here until I retire. They provide So many opportunities for growth both personally and professionally

What I dislike about the company

When things get tired it’s hard watching Marco just to save money. Sometimes it’s good employees walked out

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Emerson process management
  • City
    Marshalltown
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 16.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • The improvement in cafeteria is needed also the location is not very convenient for all

What I like about the company

This is a good company to get started with your career in industrial engineering or automation

What I dislike about the company

The pay scale is not really good but it is better than most

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Emerson electric company
  • City
    Saint Louis Place
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 14.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I what i would like allow work remotely

What I like about the company

I find the survey interesting, even more if it is related to the work evironment

What I dislike about the company

No comment, I'm satisfied to date

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    EMERSON
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered
  • 03.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Don't waste money on inadequate/insulting safety equipment.

What I like about the company

They really try to do their best by their people.

What I dislike about the company

While they care about their people, they waste money on frivolous safety ideas that are both inadequate to the task and a nuisance to workplace efficiency.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Emerson climate technologies
  • City
    Ava
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I believe in on-site daycare would be a great addition to the company's plan.

What I like about the company

Through my daughters health issues, they have been very flexible with me and my family. And I would recommend them to anybody

What I dislike about the company

I have no disapprovals at this time

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Emerson
  • City
    Lebanon
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 07.Nov 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More family events to share with employees

What I like about the company

I have enjoyed working at Emerson.

What I dislike about the company

Vacation amount. Compensation. Family events

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Emerson
  • City
    Eden Prairie
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 22.Oct 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Very patriarchal management culture. Coworkers are friendly, but management makes it clear there are hard boundaries on behavior, dress code, internet usage, and generally the need to always look busy even if you are on a temporary break at your desk.

Support from management

It's a numbers game. Even though your financial numbers are heavily affected by the economy, you are held to arbitrary goals. If you make it, all is well. If not, management is very much in a "throw you under the bus" in mentality. Managers blame subordinates when numbers are not met. HR backs up managers no matter what.

Teamwork

It varies. There are pockets of competitive people who simply will not share. And there are others who are super cooperative. Beyond that, you're affected by the quality of your team. They mean well, but might not have the ability.

Freedom to work independently

Sometimes you feel micromanaged, but there is too much too get done, so management simply doesn't have time to micromanage you. You have a laptop, take it home, wherever, and yes, work independently a lot.

Internal Communication

Very good about sharing financial results and projections with employees. Sometimes you feel like you are being spammed by stupid stuff from personnel and you can't filter it, so it is very distracting. There used to be an internal message board but it was banned when management decided it was too negative.

Gender Equality

Most women in the company are admin/ secretary type positions, but of the few who are in engineering most are treated favorably. There is not an overt statement that women are the be favored, but in proportion to the number of women hired, a very high proportion of them in engineering are on management track. Engineering tends to be male centric so supply of women is low, but the proportion of women in management is not as low as the overall proportion in the engineering areas.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Once you pass 50, you are sort of diverted to the "retire in place" path. When new management opportunities come up, younger workers are favored. This creates a sort of decline because the older you get, the more stagnant your job gets and the less respect you get. Periodically they have a early retirement carrot and stick incentive to encourage over 55 to leave, but with a threat that if they don't they are at risk for lay off. But the early retirement bit has rules that managers cannot early retire someone unless they give up the position, so sometimes they just make older workers' lives bad enough they want to quit anyway (and the manager keeps the position). HR supports this.

Career Development

They pretend to care, but truth is only about 10% are on a success track and everyone else is out of consideration. They have a very complicated annual review process that includes a "career development" section, but it is just for show, to go through the motions. If you are an entry level employee, yes, you have a lot to learn and you'll be given many opportunities to gain expertise. Yes, you'll go from I to II to III, so to speak. That is expected. But 90% get parked at "senior" level. There's no hope for them to advance beyond that.

Overall compensation for your work

They say they are "competitive." Which means they conspire with other companies to make sure they don't pay too much. Once you arrive, whatever your starting pay is, you will only get cost of living increases and even that may be paused if business is bad. There is an edict passed down from upper management that "merit" ratings will only be "performs as expected" no matter how hard you try. So, on paper, they look legit. This company pays slighty less than other companies and they take advantage of engineers who just want a comfortable life and not disrupt their lives by changing jobs just to get better pay. You won't get what you're worth unless you go to work somewhere else, and they won't try to stop you from leaving because that would set a bad precedent with other employees. But they do have to pay competitive rates on new hires. It's just that after that, it's just cost of living, no matter what.

Office / Work Environment

New-ish building, good air, lots of sunlight, you can get a special chair if you think you need it at your desk. Lots of cubicles, shortage of offices and conference rooms. Noise level is not so good if you are on a conference call and concerned about your background noise coming in on the call. Like a lot of cubes, you work with your back to the walkways, so people can walk right up on you and read your screen.

Free coffee, hot beverages. Refrigerator in breakrooms. Microwaves. Sinks (but no garbage disposals in sinks). Snack machines. Lot of people bring cookies, cakes. Sometimes when a catered lunch has extra food, it will be put out in the break room for anyone who wants it.

Environmental Friendliness

There are recycle bins. However, there are styrofoam cups. Company tolerates employees charging their electric cars in the parking garage. A lot of paper gets printed and recycled.

Work-Life Balance

Among engineers, even the jobs you expect to be "out at five" are pressed for unpaid overtime for extended periods. Among managers, everyone has a laptop and mobile phone and is expected to participate in teleconferences in early mornings and late evenings. Lots of people take work home to "catch up" in evenings and weekends.

Company Image

Everywhere I went, when I told people where I worked, they seemed impressed. Customers seemed to have a good opinion as well.

Job Security

The business, oil & gas, is cyclic. When it declines, there are layoffs. Probably about eery 4-5 years. Some people are more at risk than others, and it had nothing to do with your performance -- just bad luck to be in a department with a lot of layoffs, or maybe if you are an older worker who is perceived as making too much money, has too much annual vacation and implied insurance costs.

Handicapped Accessibility

The main doors are not automatic and are a little hard to open. There seems to be accommodation in restrooms -- handicapped stalls and stepstools. Wide-ish hallways. Elevators. Lab areas are less maintained for accessibility.

Workplace Safety

If anything, it is too high, to the point of inconvenient. There are unarmed security guards. The general environment is pretty safe. There are frequent drills to evacuate the building, and training in how to respond in case there is an armed attacker. The person in charge of safety is about 180% on top of things.

Challenging Work

Assuming you make some effort to move towards what you are interested in, you find work you enjoy. It won't last forever, and you'll have to periodically move around. It will be difficult, so it will be challenging. Even if you are doing something you don't enjoy, you will be faced with a load or difficulty level that can be called challenging. A few people are not doing challenging work. The assumption is they chose that path.

Inclusive / Diverse

Not many black or hispanic people. There are a whole lot of Phillipinos imported from Phillipine branch, and a lot of green card and H1-B. No one shares salary info, so we have no idea if green cards or H1-B are wage busting or not. But that is the general opinion -- that they are paid less to keep other engineering wages down. Why else would there be so many of them? It is hard to believe it is hard to get engineers to move to Austin.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Emerson needs to loosen up on the patriarchal management mind set. The employees are treated like children sometimes. Scrutinize your managers better, not just in an employee survey every 3 years. Emerson claims they have a psychologist screen managers. It is definitely not working. They need to fix that.

What I like about the company

To the extent you can be part of the 10% on career track, it can be super exciting. There are opportunites to travel the world, attend conferences, publish articles and make presentations, meet people from other business units and be on the cutting edge of commercially available technology.

What I dislike about the company

The annual review process is a complete sham, a parody of reality. It should be junked, as it is just a thin excuse to avoid rewarding people for their attempts to advance. You have to be really careful about which managers you work for. Some are great and some are horrible. In either case, HR always backs them up, right or wrong. If you end up with a bad manager, your options to move are limited. A lot of people are just hanging in there hoping a miracle will happen and a reorganization will save them. There are frequent reorganizations, so even if you have a good manager, it is not a permanent thing. You really need to think ahead and move while you can.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Emerson Process Management Lllp
  • City
    Round Rock
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Marketing/product management

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered