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Often bizarre internal culture due to the influence of incumbent senior management

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Current Employee - Corporate in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Corporate in Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Emerson full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Emerson has robust internal procedures, especially with regards to acquisitions. Impressive track record of successfully integrating acquired companies into the main Emerson business.

Cons

Despite the very unique collection of characters in senior management, Emerson favors the "Stepford employee" who does what they are told and do not have much in way of personality. Secondly, management watches their employees very closely and any supposedly suspicious behavior (eg. taking or making (very brief) calls in unused meeting rooms) - have led to the employee in question being accused of job-hunting. I have never seen such extreme, laughable paranoia on the part of senior management at any of my former workplaces. Emerson offices are open-concept and some employees have the decency not to subject their coworkers to the gruesome details of their / their children's medical or personal issues, hence their decision to make such calls in private.

Advice to Management

Thinly-veiled threats of kicking employees off the "high potential" list if they refuse to move every two years as decreed by management is the best way to lose your most talented pool of employees. Don't just pay lip service to "work-life balance" and then expect employees to uproot their families and move in the interest of "career development" every 24 months. Also, learn to respect employees' choices where their personal life is concerned - I have heard stories about how women who are divorced or have chosen not to marry (for various reasons) are called names and insulted by senior management. Ironically, no one questions or makes fun of the single / divorced men. This is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Software Developer

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Emerson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Really couldn't think anything good.

    Cons

    Too many. Avoid working at this place.


  2. Depends on your area of work

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Emerson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Micro Motion is a very solid company to work for with consistent business in a growing field. They stress a employee centered work environment, however depending on your department this may not quite hold water. It depends on the department you work for, but some seem to have consistently happy people and strike a great work life balance. This seems particularly true for Marketing and Engineering since they often can focus on long term goals.....

    Cons

    However the people who work in Operations and Sales seem to have a much tougher time due to the constant prioritization of End of Month and short-term goals over the big picture. This is especially true of jobs within the Inside Sales group (The CSC), which despite having some fantastic people, seems to always be understaffed, under trained and generally stressed out. In addition it seems well known across the company that these problems exist, but there seems to be little interaction from HR and leadership on actually trying to fix the underlying issues, especially related to staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop spending so much time staring at the monthly goals and minimizing costs and try to figure out how to grow the company over the next 5 years. The direction that comes down from up high always feels so short sighted and it seems to be getting worse by the day. Micro Motion has a great business and tons of opportunity but it seems to spend too much time focused on next weeks goal.


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