EMMES Corporation
3.3 of 5 21 reviews
www.emmes.com Rockville, MD 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014

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Anne S. Lindblad

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68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Excellent introduction to clinical trials

    Data Manager/Protocol Monitor (Current Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsThe data manager/protocol monitor position offers the opportunity to learn some basic programming and provides lots of experience working with the clinical sites. From what I've seen EMMEs is very accepting of employees that need to telecommute (either a few days a week or even full time).

    ConsParts of the job are undeniably tedious, and I have a high tolerance for tedium. The management of my team is pretty excellent, but I've heard this varies across projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe path for advancement is unclear to me. I would like it if there were more transparency about what I can hope for in regards to salary and title over the next 1/3/5 years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Starting Job

    Data Manager (Current Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsThe employees are friendly, and it is a very conducive and quiet work environment. Tons of education is offered internally and externally (with the assistance of tuition reimbursement). This company really prides themselves with balancing one's work and life schedules. The flexibility if needed are great.

    ConsLow salaries, and no set increase guidelines exist.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease work to make sure that salary increases are fair and across the board; it should be automatic upon everyone's annual review.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Severely Underpaid and Overworked

    Clinical Research Specialist (Current Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsSome projects allow employees to work from home one or more days a week. Some of the people are helpful and nice to work with.

    ConsThe company's business model is to have employees work multiple job functions (e.g., CRA/Data Manager, Protocol Specialist/Data Manager or CRA/Regulatory Specialist) and not pay industry standards for even one of the job functions. So, the employees have the work load of four people and are being severely underpaid. This is the reason their is such high turnover in the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop rewarding and promoting bad managers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A company with true vision, great culture and an inspirational love of research!

    Project Director (Former Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsAn open-minded environment. The 401K matching and % bonuses are wonderful.

    ConsThey have no desire to grow too big, which is unfortunate, because they are run exceptionally well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Data Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly staff, good training/orientation program

    ConsNot much room for upward mobility within company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    Pros-Great at hiding information about the company on websites
    -Great at "bribing"/ faking a "great company reputation" to employees with expensive lunch on your first day

    Cons-Micromanage employees
    -Don't value employees--doesn't matter if you have a PhD, Master's or Bachelor's they'll treat you in training as if you didn't even graduate high school
    -Behavioral issues with all employees: constant mood swings, temper issues
    -Not much employee promotional growth
    -Not a very honest place to work
    -Stressful/hostile environment to work in
    -Too many useless e-mails

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop micromanaging and take time out to really examine your employee's average work day instead of caring about $ and business

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intolerable

    CRA (Former Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsReasonable travel and salary. NIH experience. Some good software.

    ConsMicromanagement is fierce. Team communication is poor. No autonomy. CRA turnover is high. Training limited - mostly NIH modules. Many managers have less experience and knowledge than subordinates. Too many useless emails. Staff not happy and environment stressful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward good talent and do not micromanage. Provide the rules and give employee a chance to perform.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent place to grow. Great team.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery nurturing environment. Great management.

    ConsNo major cons to relay.

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    Bad Management

    Data Manager/Protocol Monitor (Former Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsThey have a great training program. This features a lot of clinical background information that can utilized beyond this company.

    ConsBad management and non existent HR.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop rewarding those bad employees and punishing the ones who work very hard to keep the ship running.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Data Manager

    Data Manager (Current Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    Pros- Stable
    - Flexible
    - Friendly co-workers

    Cons- Boredom
    - Not challenging
    - Salary

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn order to keep the young staff members interested in the vision of the company, you should allow them to be more involved in the development of the papers that the studies give birth to. Even if it's a very small role (editing), it is nice to see the end product of what you have been working on before it makes it out to the journals.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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