Thread regarding Emerson Electric Co. layoffs

Are there divisions to avoid working at in Emerson?

Can you tell me which ones and why? I have a job offer but want to get some inside feedback before making my decision and don’t want to identify myself.

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Thanks for the input. I “boldly” took a job at another company.

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Post ID: @bitv+1iz2XIef

EMR marketing should be fired for Go Boldly. Bold-faced liars

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Post ID: @aveo+1iz2XIef

Accepting an offer from Emerson should be your very last resort. I worked in multiple businesses and in multiple teams within those. And from I hear from colleagues who still work there, nothing has changed since. In most cases it is worse.

You might land at a good team with people that try to care but either the management will sc--w up, and/or people will get complacent and do the bare minimum. The latter due to burnout and demotivation caused by ideas constantly shot down.

Only those who have been there for decades hold the power to make decisions. Any initiative from the bottom took an unnecessary and wasteful amount of energy due to red tape and obstacles thrown by the leaders who were supposed to encourage you. A friend who left to another company who was a manager at Emerson once shared that the culture is toxic and breathes negativity. I think many current employees would agree.

I experienced both bad leadership and complacency multiple times. Both can greatly impact your earning potential and career growth. If you are one of the people that can drink the Emerson leadership principles kool-aid you might be able to quickly rise through managerial roles. But from what I’ve observed individuals in those positions lacked leadership and coaching skills. Most had zero passion for developing those who reported to them.

Emerson is notorious for having people who have never worked anywhere else. Which leads to people not staying up to date, not due to lack of talent but because the company is not good at providing opportunities to develop your skills. Very little training, minimal investment for conferences and classes, not having formal mentorship programs, working with outdated practices and tools, no culture of knowledge sharing.

Promotions were rarely given. Accomplishments were not celebrated. Going above and beyond efforts had very little reward or recognition. Raises were small and put on hold every few years when the price of oil crashed. Getting a promotion at Emerson was a constant change of titles. Your day-to-day work was the same. There was a running joke that all the people at the company would end up having the title of VP of something. Also there was way too many managers per employee. Very top heavy organization that prioritizes planning over execution.

As a previous poster said, if you end up taking the job, you will learn a lot about what not to do. That’s by far the best thing I can say about my experience at Emerson.

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Post ID: @5vxs+1iz2XIef

I work in finance and FLMC are a complete nightmare to deal with. In my view, collaboration is key in large organizations and FLMC finance is intransigent, obstinate and the folks are often rude. That flows down from the top.

Don't know about working in the business itself, although I know the market performance has been variable over the years and hence there's been plenty of lay offs.

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Post ID: @3hex+1iz2XIef

I was going to say Automation but everyone beat me to it.

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Post ID: @2txx+1iz2XIef

Automation - There are some really good people but leadership, as a general statement, is lacking at Emerson. Decisions are only made at the top and the rest of the org tries to manage to those decisions. Thus it becomes very political and often tied to bonus compensation. AKA - you'll see a shift from "we are a growth company" to "we need to hit quarterly margins" in a flash!

If you're a young employee you'll gain great knowledge and experience that becomes really valuable at your next step in your career. As an experienced employee - you'll learn a little bit about good practices and a ton about what not to do.

Is it something you can count on for the next 15 years? Not unless you enjoy spending 30-60% of your day politicking to have your POV represented.

My experience while there was invaluable for the role I'm currently in, at a different company. I never felt welcomed or appreciated at EMR. I thought it might be me. Until I left and realized how many really good people at EMR are caught in the "the grass is greener here" trap.

Take the experience and run with it...to your next role at your next company. Plan on 3-5 years.

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Post ID: @2njb+1iz2XIef

Don’t take the job. It may start out ok but never ends well.

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Post ID: @1xze+1iz2XIef

If ComRes is sold I think it will be good for the employees.

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Post ID: @1wgb+1iz2XIef

Avoid comres since many of the businesses are suspected of being up for sale. Many automation businesses are toxic cultures.

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