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4 days ago

Business Development Mgr for Latin America (Rosemount Analytical)

Emerson Houston, TX

Rosemount Analytical, a division of Emerson Process Management, is currently looking for a Business Development Manager in our Houston, TX location… Emerson

9 days ago


Emerson Sidney, OH

Evaluate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair all types of electrical systems, including solid state and electronic circuitry as found in CNC… Emerson

22 days ago

Customer Service Representative-Industrial Automation

Emerson Eden Prairie, MN

Control Techniques Americas, LLC, a business unit of Emerson Industrial Automation, is currently seeking a Customer Service Representative in Eden… Emerson

9 days ago

Associate Mechanical Technician, 14

Emerson Sidney, OH

Adhere to all corporate and laboratory safety standards and policies, including all EPA regulations. Builds, test, and analyze failure modes of… Emerson

15 days ago

Senior Product Certification Engineer

Emerson Shakopee, MN

Responsiblities will include: • Interpret applicable safety standards and apply the requirements to the products. • Participates in product… Emerson

7 days ago

Utility - Burlington, NJ - Instrument & Valve Services

Emerson Burlington, NJ

and number. 2. Read Purchase Orders and identify customer or vendor requirements for shipping and receiving. 3. Knowledge of Inventory Control… Emerson

15 days ago

Control Systems Engineer II

Emerson Houston, TX

* • As an active team member you will participate in control systems projects (both brownfield and greenfield) involving the latest technologies… Emerson

7 days ago

Engineering Project Leader

Emerson Saint Louis, MO

About Emerson Emerson is a FORTUNE 120 global technology company where consumer insights and engineering come together to create innovative… Emerson

21 days ago

Sr Software Engineer

Emerson Chanhassen, MN

We are looking for an experienced software engineer to lead manufacturing software project activities for both local and global release. The software… Emerson

17 hrs ago

Proposal Administrator – new

Emerson Hazelwood, MO

• Manage receipt and acknowledgement of customer Request For… Emerson

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    Great Place to Learn, Great Place to Retire (if you can stay employed)

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    Emerson has great processes and strong, stable leadership. It has great training infrastructure for its leaders, including very effective mandatory training for first-line managers and 360 reviews for directors and above. The company focus on profitability assures that the company at least is viable going concern and will be around for the indefinite future. The company has a fantastic retirement plan if you don't get laid off before you can build it up. For those who join now, there is a profit sharing contribution to your retirement. The older folks get a pension.


    It's incredibly difficult to cull out poor performers - especially at the individual contributor level, but when profitability of a business unit is an issue, a layoff can ensue that takes out a whole swath of people - both good and bad.

    The culture tends to breed a lot of cliques and factions - both inside the various business units and especially between them. There are mandates to the business units to collaborate more effectively but for the most part these mandates are only given lip service. Each BU and Line of Business has its own P&L - to which incentive pay is based - and *everyone* is short staffed. Hence there is significant disincentive to collaborate if there is no way for both BU's to heavily monetize the opportunity.

    The company has a strategy to move into MRO & Energy services enabled by enterprise software. This strategy permeates the business with teams in every platform (Climate, Process, IA, etc) trying to execute it.

    Unfortunately, the company is not a true software development company - it is a component manufacturer with firmware development for the electronics it sells. Software development - especially enterprise software development - is an enigma to senior leadership.

    Therefore, while the software-enabled service strategy conceptually seems like a great idea, it has been extremely problematic to monetize. Many of the issues lie with the execution, but quite frankly the initial strategy was flawed as well. I'm not sure if there have been adjustments since 2013.

    Finally - the place is a case study in unfunded mandates. I heard "we need to do more with less" so many times that it ceased to have any meaning. There are process groups that expect compliance with certain process changes but the funding for the QA and project management heads to implement the changes is never there..

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    Be more willing to admit that a strategy isn't working and come up with a new approach. People in the office of the chief executive need to be willing to allow the business units more flexibility in their go-to-market approach for services and software. Be willing to take a hit in profitability and do what it takes to truly fund innovation. Don't make it so hard to fire people.

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