Eminata Group

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Eminata Group Reviews

Updated June 13, 2014
Updated June 13, 2014
14 Reviews

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  1.  

    This company is a sinking ship.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    There is a lot of flexibility with working at home or in the office.
    Ability to set your own schedule and work with minimal supervision.

    Cons

    Benefits are the lowest of anyone I know, they give you the minimum of everything (vacation, sick time, etc). They don't cover your health care or MSP and don't offer any RRSP matching or bonuses of any sort. They haven't given raises for 2 years in a row.
    The value system is a joke, no one (as far as I can tell) really believes in what we're doing. A lot of practices are a bit shady.
    Management has no business training and goes back and forth between strategies. They've expanded too fast and are now cash-poor and can't pay bills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees some incentive to work for you in the form of better benefits
    Don't expand so fast yet 'lay off' a third of the workforce
    Bring in some people with actual business training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Going Downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Instructor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    Priceless satisfaction helping students graduate in their programs

    Cons

    Instructors must be hired on a certain criteria but campuses hire anyone (students, relatives or anyone applies) who the management know or can't even stand in front of student or doesn't know the subject matter at all.
    Pay better salary and benefits to your employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is traditional (wants to run campuses through control and fear among employees)
    Does not care diversity and seems racial in hiring for management positions.
    Suggestion: Hire someone who can deliver results regardless of that individual's origin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Unwilling to adjust to change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fair bit of freedom as senior management to manage your day/affairs. Ability to step up and do work beyond your normal tasks and help shape comrorate direction.

    Cons

    If time are good, things are fantastic. In times of financial change and challenge, first reaction is to sacrifice people and overload remaining workers in the name of profit. Extremely political work environment set up to isolate players and limit communication for the sake of control at higher levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people and look beyond simple profits to help create a stronger workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Instructor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Instructor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    One time they beleived in their moto:

    Cons

    Curriculum department is full of incompetent staff. All students gets good grade. If a student can breath and pay the tution fee, he will successfully graduate. Employment assistants play with wrong statistics giving wrong impression of successful employment. Majaority of students do odd jobs while in school and they go back to the same job after graduation. One wonder why they spent thousands od $$ to go back to minimum wage job?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some quality staffs. Don't bring in staff from where you worked before and the school that failed for you to move out

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    A rewarding private college classroom teaching environment, despite below par pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Instructor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    Working with students is a very fulfilling experience. Teaching is a unique career, and adult education is provides some of the best experiences you can have in that world.
    I will never forget my favourite students.
    All the students want to be there, and childish antics are at a minimum in the classroom.

    Cons

    Pay is low, benefits a joke. Expect your best students to out earn you shortly after graduation.
    You are working largely for intangibles.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Teaching at the Career college in Vancouver

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Instructor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    Work directly with students. Curriculum was revised.

    Cons

    Micromanaged by the program director even in the interview. Did not have a good feeling about the campus. Could not even take a curriculum binder off the shelf without a "micromanaging" comment. Very stressful. Students looked like they were not enjoying the learning environment - they were micromanaged, too. Not a positive learning environment, but I would have tried to make the classroom a bit more engaging. I didn't have a chance, because I only lasted 5 days. It was just too stressful, and not like other schools. Unpredictable hours/ shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more gentle approach to new teachers will create a more welcoming environment for new staff, especially in the first few days when everything is new and overwhelming.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    The state of IT looks and is handled like a giant personal computer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    Collect a paycheck.

    By observing what's not working, one can actually learn an awful lot about what not to do. That new knowledge can be used for the next career move.

    You'll never have to work overtime; there's a scrict policy against it.

    Cons

    To accept to short sell yourself by 20-30% with respect to job market value devaluates your future value when it's time to move on. Best advice, never reveal how much you earned over there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read and research thoroughly before jumping in one direction.

    The business requires an acumen or set of skills that cost more than what it's willing to pay.

    Cheap people get you cheap results, low productivity which translates into a tremendous time-compounded loss productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Confused Senior Leaders

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    Pay is a bit better than average but the longer hours and almost non-existent benefits offset this positive.

    Cons

    Old fashioned company - the corporate culture revolves around working long hours, sacrificing family time, little employee compensation in terms of benefits, and very hierarchial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address issues in a timely manner. Address them head on and don't sweep anything under the rug. Make a clearly defined decision and stick with it. Do not backpedal, stall or make half-hearted attempts to implement change when it's clearly not thought out in overall plans.

    Take time to assess your employees properly. See what their skill sets are, see what their work experiences have been - trust that they can do the work without your micromanagement, or condescension.

    Work on communication to your employees on all channels.

    Give employees the resources they need to complete their tasks properly. This includes better technology (or holding the Tech Support team responsbile for providing such systems in a timely manner), better work environment (considerations such as office space, gym, chairs, etc).

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Not worth investing time in this company until they make some big changes.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The working environment with regular employees is pretty good. The stress levels are low until upper management is around.
    Pay was ok.

    Cons

    Upper management gives off a very negative vibe/instantly makes you feel like you need to watch where you step.
    No job security/can be let go if upper management doesn't like you.
    Very numbers driven. If you aren’t putting up the required stats if you are an admissions rep, you are gone. It does not matter what the quality of the leads they are getting at any given time is. A lead is a lead, as they say.
    They are more concerned about making money than offering quality, up to date programs to students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so cutthroat with employees. Work to create a positive working environment for employees. Not one where they feel like they could be fired at any time. Your constant turnover should show you that people aren’t happy working there.
    Keep your programs up to date, and have more respect for the students that keep your whole business running! Invest in your facilities, teachers, and programs. Don't just try to get by with the minimum.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    A huge disappointment in leadership and communication.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Manager  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    Excitement with ever growing portfolio

    Cons

    There was no job description, or method to measure successes or failures. Management constantly changed direction. There was no direction from immediate manager, and an expectation that the company systems and procedures would be known and understood... even though they were never explained. Nothing was in writing. I felt stressed the entire time there, less than 6 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to write down the procedures so that new employees can learn what is expected. Understand that it takes time to lean new procedures,

    Doesn't Recommend

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