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
Emerson – Sidney, OH
Develop and implement new processes, equipment and manufacturing assembly systems for new scroll products and/or expansion programs. Coordinate and… Emerson
Emerson – Lorain, OH
Emerson Network Power, Energy Systems North America has an immediate opening for a Principle Engineer - Power Conversion located in its Lorain, Ohio… Emerson
Emerson – Fairfield, CA
Leads large ($10M) projects of significant importance to the organization with significant contractual complexity and risk. Provides project… Emerson
Emerson – Atlanta, GA
include but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned as necessary. • Work with management team to develop planograms in… Emerson
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
Emerson – Pittsburgh, PA
/Essential Functions: The successful candidate will act as a trusted advisor to projects and services departments in the area of High Performance… Emerson
Emerson – Lake Charles, LA
and Functions: This person will be responsible for interfacing with industrial manufacturing customers, suppliers, sales representatives, and other… Emerson
Emerson – Mankato, MN
Prepares rotors, stators and other components for processing through proper resins. Operate VPI systems to control resin levels and vacuum cycles… Emerson
Emerson – Eden Prairie, MN
Emerson Industrial Automation is looking for a contract to hire Shipping and Receiving Clerk to join our team located in Eden Prairie, MN. You will… Emerson
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I worked at Emerson full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
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.Cons
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..Advice to ManagementAdvice
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.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO