EMMES Corporation

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EMMES Corporation Reviews in Rockville, MD

Updated July 7, 2014
Updated July 7, 2014
22 Reviews
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22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent introduction to clinical trials

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Manager/Protocol Monitor in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Data Manager/Protocol Monitor in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at EMMES Corporation full-time (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Starting Job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Manager in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Data Manager in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at EMMES Corporation full-time (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Severely Underpaid and Overworked

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Specialist in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Specialist in Rockville, MD

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop rewarding and promoting bad managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intolerable

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    Former Employee - CRA in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - CRA in Rockville, MD

    I worked at EMMES Corporation full-time (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Manager/Protocol Monitor in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Data Manager/Protocol Monitor in Rockville, MD

    I worked at EMMES Corporation full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Data Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Manager in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Data Manager in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at EMMES Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Stable
    - Flexible
    - Friendly co-workers

    Cons

    - Boredom
    - Not challenging
    - Salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Three years and counting at EMMES working with 3 projects

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    People are friendly and willing to help you learn. EMMES supports workers who wish to better themselves through professional development and/or graduate school and can be very flexible with staff's schedules.

    Cons

    Very different then working for big pharma, things work a bit different and for some it may take an adjustment. Many studies are funded through grants and government.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since projects tend to be specific to upper management, I have realized how different different managers and projects function. Some projects could use a significant amount of decreased micromanagement and instill more trust in their employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very supportive of their employees, including continuing education.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Job feels stable within company, low company turnover. Very friendly work environment and atmosphere. Great benefits including tuition reimbursement and profit sharing.

    Cons

    Yearly bonuses not great, but profit sharing makes up for it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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