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Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
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  1.  

    Jack of all trades

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA

    I have been working at Envision EMI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Multilevel experience with various departments including human resources, marketing, accounting, etc. Work life balance is a challenge, especially during summer months. Fantastic team of people.

    Cons

    Expected to be an instant expert at many tasks, roles, positions including HR, marketing, accounting, etc. Management training program for all employees would be helpful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Work hard (very hard) with really great people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Envision EMI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tremendous experience for entry level supervisors - great resume builder, but you'll definitely put in crazy long hours. Some of the best people I've ever worked with and an education mission I could get behind.

    Cons

    Verrrry long hours, more often than not very under resourced. A churn and burn type of environment.

  3.  

    Don't Bother

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Envision EMI

    Pros

    Well, there were quite a few until the new CFO got rid of them. So....co-workers are the only pro

    Cons

    Unstable, financially. Turn over. Low pay

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  5.  

    Great company; Some issues with organizational structure.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Program Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Program Coordinator in Washington, DC

    I worked at Envision EMI as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    It is an amazing company to work for and there is a lot of room for professional development. One of the best things about the company is that you are doing fun and engaging work. Moreover, It provides you with the opportunity to travel and work with bright and intelligent students who are interested in becoming leaders in their respective field. The staff is young and progressive, so the work environment is usually fun and upbeat.

    Cons

    Sometimes it seems as though upper management is not responsive to the needs of the temporary staff employed throughout the conference sessions. The pay is not enough for the amount of work put into the job, and since most staff do not live in the DC area, they often have to deal with the difficulties of finding short -term housing and travel accommodation. Lastly, the interview process and the lack of selectivity (because they need so many staff members) often leads to hiring individuals who are not right for the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what you do well. Try to come up with new and creative ways to retain temporary employees for future conferences. This can be achieved by offering more benefits, restructuring training, and providing more relocation assistance. Hiring needs to be more streamlined.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Poor Leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Envision EMI

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people here and the mission of the company is a good one.

    Cons

    There is a significant lack of good leadership, the compensation is not not enough and a large number of layoffs has led to too much work for too few people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Pretty Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Tysons Corner, VA

    I worked at Envision EMI as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    over all i had a great experience, the pay was good for my position, i was able to go to different cities to experience their programs

    Cons

    they were going through a major lay off at the time, so it was a stressful situation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Don't apply unless you're desperate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Faculty Advisor
    Former Contractor - Faculty Advisor

    I worked at Envision EMI as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The minimum wage pay adds up after working 16+ hour days per 9 day sessions. You also meet some great students from all over the country.

    Cons

    The program coordinators and managers rarely have any experience in education or management. They are clueless 98% of the time and when provided with suggestions, they immediately dismiss you and treat you rudely the rest of the term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the temporary employees actually enjoy teaching and encouraging the wonderful scholars that attend your programs, however, hiring competent managers and coordinators would be key to retention and happy temp advisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Incredibly rewarding experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Faculty Advisor
    Former Employee - Faculty Advisor

    I worked at Envision EMI part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff from all over the country, ability to travel with free acomodation and most meals provided. Interacting with scholars is really rewarding and can make up for some of the difficult parts of the job.

    Cons

    Long hours - literally working 7am-midnight everyday during conferences. Some discrepencies between stated conditions during the interview process, offer letter, and contract, although pay was still reasonable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better training program that doesn't seem like a waste of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    No mobility at a circus run by clowns

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Vienna, VA

    I worked at Envision EMI full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There is no work-life balance. You work hard and are not valued in the least. There is no opportunity for personal growth offered.

    Cons

    Everything. Executive team is so full of crap and only look out for themselves. They are surely receiving bonuses based on cutting the bottom line. They think people can't see thru the smoke and mirrors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep looking out for yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    never again

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Faculty Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Faculty Advisor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Envision EMI as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free housing and meals, can make a good amount of money for the summer for a college student. Teaching was the best part - became very close to students and fellow teachers as well.

    Cons

    Training is the most useless thing I've ever gone to. Long hours (13-16 hours a day), low pay, but the worst is the mismanagement and disorganization of upper level management. A lot of unncessary, burdensome rules. Turnover is very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the advice of your employees, and don't treat your employees like children. Happy employees mean happy clients, I promise. 15 hours a day is absolutely ridiculous, teachers should not be babysitters either.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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