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Excellent Company to start a career with who give anyone a chance - a little too much red tape.

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Former Employee - IT Support  in  Leeds, England (UK)
Former Employee - IT Support in Leeds, England (UK)

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

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  1.  

    Its ok....

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at EMIS

    Pros

    Quick to change and freedom to grow

    Cons

    Lack of communication makes life difficult at times.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Fantastic Job before starting University

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Second Line Support Developer  in  Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Second Line Support Developer in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at EMIS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyable part of a small team of a much bigger company different challenges some application programming and web development very reasonable to work for i would still be there if i had not had problems with uni

    Cons

    you must complete there training even if you know it all from working for other companies who work for Government

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The development environment works well don't change it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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