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Emerson Network Power Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
123 Reviews

3.4
123 Reviews
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Emerson Network Power Chairman President & CEO David N. Farr
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance was very good (in 10 reviews)

  • The people in the trenches are all good people who truly want to see the company succeed (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • No regards for work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Health benefits are among the worst (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall great company...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I enjoyed the challenging tasks. There are always different projects to keep me entertained, challenged and it feels great when I complete the tasks. I really enjoyed interacting and working with management team.

    Cons

    Need more opportunities for growth for non-management employees. Lack of promotions and pay raises seems to be at a set %. Sometimes there are corporate politics.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Boy's Club

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Design Engineer  in  Binghamton, NY
    Former Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in Binghamton, NY

    Pros

    The Florham Park, NJ location was an excellent place to work, full of vibrant and competent engineers and managers who wanted you to succeed.

    Cons

    My boss was seriously chauvinistic, to the point where it became clear my gender was going to prohibit advancement. I repeatedly introduced ideas that were shot down, only to be adopted when suggested by a male colleague.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RESEARCH your buzzwords. There was a lot of marketing and management driven specifications that made little sense in the application.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Ok to for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Continuation Engineer  in  Waseca, MN
    Former Employee - Continuation Engineer in Waseca, MN

    Pros

    If you are self driven, always something interesting to do.
    Social interaction after work every couple of months.
    City leagues are supported.
    On site company training.

    Cons

    Work is as needed. Some projects are days or weeks, some are months.
    Management priorities may impede actual production or progress flow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people being productive, as to where and what the problems are.
    A monthly update as to what is perceived as the biggest problems, would help production focus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Field service for burnout junkies.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Engineer  in  Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Customer Engineer in Hartford, CT

    Pros

    Good benefits. Decent pay. Advancement based on time and skills for levels 1-5. Small potential to advance to district manager. Any higher would require a move.

    Cons

    Being On- Call means your pager goes off at 2am and you have to respond to a customer site immediately and may have to drive several hours to get there and work up to 14 hours to correct the issue before being released to go home or get a hotel. Then 8 hours later after you get home they are bugging you to go on another call. It's not always like this, but it can be, and for several days in a row. And working weekends is mandatory. You will work 2 weekends every month and be on call for a third probably. Can you say Burn Out? I finally did after 13 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people for the weekend work load. Check your foresight. It was working really badly when I left. The company had moved from a true-online system back in 2001 to a synchronized system that screwed up all the time and it was a step backwards instead of forwards. Don't punish everyone for the acts of 1 or 2 people. Micromanaging people by putting GPS trackers on vehicles and cell phones and making micro-managerial decisions that turn our managers into nothing more than rule-enforcers is stupid. Stop micro managing and wasting money on BS and give us the tools, manpower and support we need to do our job. Enough said. I'm glad I'm with a new company who trusts their employees and each employee is treated on a case by case basis instead of knee-jerk policies. It's such a breath of fresh air to feel the yoke of micro-management come off of one's shoulders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    Pros

    Great company to work for and lots of opportunities from within! My co-workers were nothing but wonderful people to work with, great benefits and positive atmosphere.

    Cons

    A bit of a "boys club"; women are limited in the corporate ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More equality in the workplace; women can be Directors and Managers too!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Software Engineer  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    The office has a friendly environment and everyone is willing to help out if you have any questions. The work load is good. Never too much that you feel over-whelmed and never too little that you don't know what to do or get bored. Weekly project meetings make it easy to keep up with the overall progress of the project as well as discuss any developments to the entire project team.

    Cons

    Some of the projects are a bit chaotic and problems continue mount and escalate. Some of the legacy code is ancient and some staff members are resistant to update/upgrade. Weekly project meetings are a hassle for some projects when there isn't really anything to discuss.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent place to learn cutting edge technologies

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Sunrise, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunrise, FL

    Pros

    always works on latest technical stack.

    Cons

    Bit dependent on Oracle Stack. Need to explore some other frameworks. Not having Large Enterprise Application development experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation should be neutral between the employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Customer Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Engineer
    Current Employee - Customer Engineer

    Pros

    Decent tech support, Company Car, Cellphone, Internet, Computer and tools.

    Cons

    PTO expires at the end of your anniversary and is use or lose. Pays below the industry standard. Long frequently abnormal working hours, Required to be on call and not adequately compensated for that time. Lots and Lots of weekend work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Obey the law, If you are going to require a guy to accept pages after hours then they are engaged to wait and are supposed to pay them for that time. Allow sick time to accrue if a guy works 10 years and only takes 2 sick days a year and then a situation arises where the employee must be out for an extended period of time it really sucks to put that person on disability after only a week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great at the beginning.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Many paid benefits, vehicle, gas card, internet, phone, insurance. Great training. Travel.

    Cons

    Travel, very little opportunities to move up. Health benefits are among the worst. No regards for work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers do not know the products and expect goals that are impossible (i mean impossible, like making pigs fly) to be completed. Bend to every customers need at the expense of their employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great people, held back by remote upper management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Waseca, MN
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Waseca, MN

    Pros

    Fast paced, challenging work environment. Engineering colleagues were great to work with and acted as a team.

    Cons

    Management was in another facility in another state. Customer expectations were very aggressive. Blamed all problems on assembly staff. Little recognition of talent. Funding of engineering tools was to a bare minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gain knowledge of situations before making crucial decisions that have wide spread effects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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