EMMES Corporation Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. SAS Programmer

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    Current Employee - SAS Programmer in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - SAS Programmer in Rockville, MD
    Recommends

    I have been working at EMMES Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    you can get solid coding experience.

    Cons

    nothing I can tell you now.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Poor business ethics and very high turnover

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at EMMES Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Metro accessible...that's the only good thing I can honestly say

    Cons

    -High Employee Turnover Rate -Low salary with lot of responsibility -Clickish Environment - Raises are not a guarantee -Poor work and life balance for a individual with a family/kids -Extensive work hours with no overtime -Poor management -Employees are not appreciated -You will be required to read a great deal of "SOP" standard order of procedures when hired initially. This takes several weeks and your duties will not commence until the checklist is signed off by each project manager. -A great deal of EEOC cases due to discrimination against minorities -Stressful work environment -Management can be very demeaning .....I can continue but I think if you are reading you get the jist

    Advice to Management

    Advice to President....access the management style of management and HR


  3. Helpful (5)

    Middle Mgmt is horrible. HR is useless

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    Former Employee - Contracts Administrator in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Contracts Administrator in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EMMES Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There were no positives about this company and I try to find the good in even the worst situations but none can be found at Emmes.

    Cons

    Middle Mgmt are bullies. Their behavior is largely left unchecked by HR. High turnover, low pay and you are micromanagement. Toxic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and get new mgmt


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Excellent introduction to clinical trials

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    Current Employee - Data Manager/Protocol Monitor in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Data Manager/Protocol Monitor in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EMMES Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The 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).

    Cons

    Parts 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 Management

    The 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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Good Starting Job

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    Current Employee - Data Manager in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Data Manager in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EMMES Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Low salaries, and no set increase guidelines exist.

    Advice to Management

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


  7. Helpful (6)

    Severely Underpaid and Overworked

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Specialist in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Specialist in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 Management

    Stop rewarding and promoting bad managers.


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

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    Former Employee - Project Director in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Project Director in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  9. Helpful (2)

    Horrible Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (3)

    Intolerable

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    Former Employee - CRA in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - CRA in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EMMES Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Micromanagement 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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (3)

    Bad Management

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    Former Employee - Data Manager/Protocol Monitor in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Data Manager/Protocol Monitor in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at EMMES Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bad management and non existent HR.

    Advice to Management

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



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