Envision EMI

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Envision EMI Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
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  1.  

    Pretty Good

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Tysons Corner, VA

    I worked at Envision EMI as an intern (less than an 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
  2.  

    Incredibly rewarding experience

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    Former Employee - Faculty Advisor
    Former Employee - Faculty Advisor

    I worked at Envision EMI part-time (less than an 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
  3.  

    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 an 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
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  5.  

    never again

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    Former Employee - Faculty Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Faculty Advisor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Envision EMI as an intern (less than an 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
  6.  

    Hectic, chaotic, fun

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    Former Employee - Faculty Advisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Faculty Advisor in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Lots of experience in a short amount of time, free accommodations and most meals, very motivated scholars, challenging but definitely a supportive team environment

    Cons

    Your job IS your life, you're working from 7am to 12am. No upward mobility, management resistant to change, upper levels inexperienced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Longer training for upper level management

    Recommends
  7.  

    If your looking to work hard for every penny, this is the place to be!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Envision EMI

    Pros

    Great pay, great people and they accommodate you well! (Housing taken care of and so is food for the most part)

    Cons

    A lot expected of you, extremely long days and can be stressful at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train staff better

  8.  

    tough

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC

    I worked at Envision EMI full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    nothing-it was a world of make believe

    Cons

    turnover was way too high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Excellent Temporary Positions

    Former Employee - Faculty Advisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Faculty Advisor in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel across country, get to work with kids, and satisfying job experience

    Cons

    Hours can be long on certain days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try hiring more college students on Summer Breaks

  10.  

    Long hours but worth it for temporary employment

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    Former Employee - Faculty Advisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Faculty Advisor in Washington, DC

    I worked at Envision EMI as a contractor

    Pros

    Really rewarding getting to see your scholars grow during the week. Lots of cool things to see with the kids. Definitely a team environment, really easy to ask for assistance.

    Cons

    On site management isn't always qualified which can make sessions difficult and disorganized. Really longs hours, constantly on the go with the programs. Nature of the work is temporary, so it's hard to stay with the company and advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look more at who is honestly qualified for management positions, not just who has worked a program before. More in depth curriculum training would be good prior to start of a program.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Fun and frustrating.

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

    I have been working at Envision EMI full-time

    Pros

    My coworkers were wonderful, the students were great, and food and housing was taken care of. Additionally, since management was so incompetent, you quickly formed a sense of camaraderie with your co-workers as well as the students who could tell the programs is a mess (it also lets you get away with a lot). Overall, I honestly did have a lot of fun working here.

    Cons

    Management was terrible. Nearly every single individual I spoke with that was supposed to be there to "support" us was condescending, rude, incompetent, or all three. When we had an issue and brought it up to management we generally got a "well that's not our problem", "find a creative solution", or "you're wrong". They knew literally nothing about what we were supposed to be teaching and when we tried to change anything (all of us had years of experience with the particular topic we were supposed to be teaching the students) we were ignored or shut down.

    Training is obnoxious and useless. You have five days of training and of this only one is devoted to actually showing you how to teach your students.

    The dress code is ridiculous; forcing students to wear professional clothing especially when wandering all over a giant campus in the middle of the summer is pointless and only results in many blisters and irritated students.

    We were given no mode of communication which proved to be problematic when one of your students went missing/got lost/had an injury. During training we were told we were going to get walkie-talkies but that never happened. This was the worst in the first session where we had no set location for classrooms and spent the day wandering around campus looking for a place to set up a classroom. The students had no way of knowing where we were if they showed up late. I ended up using my personal cell phone to talk to students, something I was not comfortable with.

    We constantly got into arguments with management about pay.

    There were a few in management that were genuinely working and concerned with the well-being of the students but any time they attempted to do anything, they were quickly stopped by the stupidity in the upper management.

    The hours are long, which is not bad only for the workers but also the students who quickly get irritated and cranky due to lack of sleep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire competent individuals who are not extremely rude to your workers and have half a brain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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