I have been working at EMIS - A Euromoney Institutional Investor Company full-time (More than 5 years)
EMIS was a typical entrepreneurial venture for the first 13 years of its life - fast growing, high-energy, aggressive expansion. This made it fun place to work, but as with most fast-growing, decentralized companies, was often disjointed and inconsistent.
After the 2008 economic downturn, EMIS recognized that the company and the market had matured to the point that the "entrepreneurial" company now required structure, consistency and standardized practices globally. As a result, the past 6 years have included a complete (and continuing) revamp and upgrade of the product, investment in new proprietary content, and centralization of teams into fun, productive and consistent local groups.
When the long-time CEO retired, new management brought fresh ideas and even higher-energy to the company.
For someone (like me) who appreciates being able to make a difference in a "small" company environment while enjoying the benefits and investment a large (FTSE250) parent can provide (and also likes the chance to work on almost any continent) EMIS is a great place.
The period from the global economic crash in 2008 to 2014 were tough years of focusing on efficiency and learning how to be successful when clients were becoming more demanding and more frugal. Now, with most of the new management team in place, there is clear direction and a much more positive outlook.
Advice to Management
Keep the company changing. EMIS needs to always be dynamic.
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at EMIS - A Euromoney Institutional Investor Company (Sofia (Bulgaria)) in November 2014.
2 rounds of interviews. 1st one with direct supervisor and HR manager, standard background and motivation questions in a friendly demeanor. 2nd round via skype with regional manager. Again friendly and laid back, piece of cake.
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