Be The First To
Not yet rated.
1 person found this helpful
I worked at EMIS full-time for less than a year
Pros – The people are great and there are lots of socialising opportunities.The main office is in a nice area with free parking. They give people with relatively little experience or qualifications a chance at proving themselves which is rare to find in today's job market. The amount of guidance available means you can rarely go wrong. Every solution is documented and fixes described in a vast knowledge base. This helps employees with no technical experience become excellent problem solvers without them even knowing it. The business is innovative and a market leader which provided excellent job stability and looks really good on a CV. An Excellent place to start an IT career.
Cons – The amount of procedure, policy and red tape is suffocating. Although this allows for Emis to employee low skilled staff and train them up quickly and efficiently, any bright stars would quickly absorb the training and leave for pastures new as soon as possible. I would expect Emis to have a high staff turnover in certain areas of business and with no progression in year 1 regardless of talent I'm not surprised. This is odd as they give people without qualifications jobs but then if they surpass expectation and would be better suited to another area of business they will not allow them to move and would even let them leave the company rather than break the procedure. I found management had very little power and were really just providing statistics and guidance. It may have been that to some degree they hide behind procedures to be your friend and still say no. Too strict on lateness and sickness that produces unnecessary pressure and stress.
Advice to Senior Management – Don't let anyone who stands out leave the business because of a procedure. It's bad business to let your best people go.
Allow team managers a little more management discretion so that in times of need they can help staff out and not hide behind procedures.
Sickness and lateness is a tricky one. It is a Pro for people who are late and unreliable as it will teach them the importance of punctuality, however anyone who is punctual and reliable will feel punished for others peoples short falls if something does actually go wrong.
Keep giving people a chance.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2012-08-24 03:28 PDT
I worked at EMIS full-time for more than 10 years
Pros – Gave me a grounding in the health informatics and EMIS systems are highly thought of in the sector. Friendly staff and quite sociable
Cons – No staff development or investment and so high technical debt. (I left after several years with the company and found many of my base IT skills to be outdated - onus was on self development but that can only take you so far), The company has grown quickly taking many small department managers to levels far beyond their ability.
Advice to Senior Management – Improve delegation, provide training and opportunities to staff (rather the cliques). Stop the detailed procedures and micro management, the IT industry contains many clever people and treating them like children doesn't provide results.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2014-01-26 12:16 PST
I worked at EMIS full-time for more than a year
Pros – Very flexible, laid back approach, using up to date technologies, some helpful staff.
Cons – Pay is terrible, benefits are none existent, staff turnover is alarming and there are many cliques. Organisation within departments is poor and there are no organised social events paid for by the company.
Advice to Senior Management – Set out clear plans on how you can progress through the company as there currently is none. Invest in training, don't make the employee pay to become more skilled.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2014-01-21 12:12 PST
I have been working at EMIS
Pros – Quick to change and freedom to grow
Cons – Lack of communication makes life difficult at times.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2012-01-20 15:19 PST
Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it.
Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.
No thanks –