My division never wanted to do it.
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Kumbaya… I was 15 years with the company. Bite me
As I try to glean over the latest Emerson sales/purchase debacle and find some insight, It "amuses" me to find a "former" employee trolling these Emerson threads lecturing everyone on the great company he/her/it works for. Gone 2 years huh? Please stop wasting our time selling us what should be in your opinion. Go back to your second verse of Kumbaya.
It amuses me when conservative Emerson employees blame everything that is wrong on wokeness.
I hate wokeness as much as you do, but you are an example of the type of people that are common at Emerson. Non-professional, incapable of seeing why diversity and inclusion are important. Guess what. Lot of talented employees aren’t conservative. They don’t think like you, live like you, or vote like you. You can’t be discounting half of the working population because you hate initiatives to attract younger employees. Do you know where that leads? An aging company nobody wants to work for.
And before you start typing on the keyboard another diatribe like lemmings, let me tell you that I don’t work at Emerson. I’ve been gone for almost 2 years. I work in a company that truly values diversity and that doesn’t just mean minorities and LGBTQ+, but conservatives of all kinds. My manager has a Twitter account where he fights progressivism and he is one of the most professional bosses I’ve ever worked for. I respect him more than any manager I ever encountered at Emerson. He constantly coaches me about biases and to be open to all kind of ideas. From young recent college l grads to 55+ year old employees.
My advice to you is to stop wasting your energy complaining about the small fish. Your company doesn’t suck because of HR initiatives. It’s because you have layers upon layers of incompetent management who can’t figure out how to deliver products on time, and with better features than the competition. You are the market leader because you either bought the competition or are living in the success of products from the 80s. Demand transparency and better leadership. Be vocal about your career development. If those opportunities aren’t given to you then leave.
@Lemming… thanks for driving home my point!
Ya gotta love the personal attacks and inane assumptions. I'm as far from a "deeply entrenched" employee as one can get. This company su_cks, plain and simple. It's just that one should read and think. One shouldn't rely on Instagram, Twitter or CNN for knowledge.
The long previous response is spot on. Cheap and capable is how I describe the plan.
Taking experienced people out needlessly is a significant over reaction but can be cost driven as you ready the business for sale. . Restructuring is part of corporate life so there aren’t guarantees as we know.
But I’ll give you one of the worst examples. One leader developed a new product line with something EMR had never done before. Over 4 years he built the organization from scratch, added millions of dollars on new sales that also improved sales on existing products. This person was let go without explanation. One sentence in the notification giving thanks for the years of service. COLD and HEARTLESS.
You sound like a deeply entrenched Emerson employee.
You also sound like someone clinging to the past.
Which perfectly represents Emerson’s technical strategy!!!
Highly agree with this.
“You only stay here if you’re in a leadership role you can’t get elsewhere.”
Isn’t that the truth!? The leaders who could are already gone. The leaders who are left are either too scared or too unmarketable to leave. Anyone who disagrees with me on this is one of those people.
I also agree that Emerson is behind on the bell curve when it comes to pay and benies. I do wish to differentiate on the comments lacking DEI and comments surrounding support of environmental unfriendly industries.
As far as lacking DEI, I suggest that their DEI program 5 years ago was much better in that Emerson wasn't worried about the color of ones skin, gender or any particular preferences. Just get the product out the door cheap! or maybe whatever improves profit? Emerson frankly was more interested in how cheap they they could get the job done. If management could have gotten amoeba on Mars to do it cheaper, then the CEO would have rented room on the space shuttle. Now we spend time and money trying to to make people feel good about whatever makes an employee feel good about themselves, damn the profits! Hmm think the PLA in Red China is worried about employee morale? Just pointing out that these "New" DEI programs are more divisive and even less inclusive and Emerson would have hired who or what ever would have got the job done the cheapest then and now actually.
As far as the support of environmentally unfriendly companies, which ones are we talking about here? Refineries? Pharma? Plasma Warehouses? Washing Machines? Oh maybe we are speaking supporting EV cars and so forth? Has anyone actually looked into the unfriendliness of manufacturing and using L-Ion maybe? Instead of reading and watching the latest Madison Avenue hogwash or maybe just asking clarifying questions of their Socialist profs in the great hunt for sheepskins, they could spend a few minutes investigating the carbon tonnage of manufacturing and use of gas power autos vs EVs over a nominal life span of say 200K miles. Spoiler alert, takes twice the carbon emissions for EV. Frankly the 5% Elites will still use jets to crisscross the world. I doubt they will revert back to the Hindenburg or Titanic for their high priority tasks. What will you as part of the other 95% be using for your trip to see the Alps or London Bridge?
Don't mean to be harsh, just want to get people to think.
It’s the only differentiator Emerson can offer. They underpay us, have less benefits, lack DEI and support industries that are bad for the environment. Anyone talented with reading comprehension would avoid that like the plague. Unless you offer a benefit that not everyone else does.
You only stay here if you’re in a leadership role you can’t get elsewhere. Emerson has gotten older in the last two years, not younger and that’s a problem for the future.
The genie is out of the bottle now and you can’t put it back in. This is what Gen Z expects and that’s who the company is trying to attract and retain.