EMD Strategies Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2020

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EMD Strategies Managing Partner Justin Rheinhardt (no image)
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11 Ratings
  1. "Fantastic Growth Potential"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at EMD Strategies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    EMD as a company is continually growing. The employees make up a young, diverse, passionate group of individuals looking to excel in their careers. As a smaller business, you have opportunity to show your strengths and bring new ideas to the table. Flexible PTO.

    Cons

    None come to mind

  2. "Cut down the pressure"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EMD Strategies full-time

    Pros

    I had a brilliant mentor here

    Cons

    The management really needs to lower its expectations from each employees and reduce the pressure. It's driving people mad. The training also needs to improve so that the expectations could be met. There is also a lot of competition among the employees that must be reduced as well.

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  3. "They don't provide what is necessary."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EMD Strategies full-time

    Pros

    It's a good opportunity if you're just starting to work. Though it will be hard due to the inadequacies of the training, you'll definitely learn a lot from the experience.

    Cons

    The expectations are too high but you don't get the equal amount of training and support from the company. They don't provide what is necessary for what they are asking from the employees so they shouldn't put too much weight on them.

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  4. "Poor scheduling"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teller in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EMD Strategies full-time

    Pros

    There are supportive and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    Poor scheduling makes working here exhausting and confusing. Some tellers are overworked while some are having the time of their lives. It makes us think that there are favoritism going on because of the unfair scheduling in favor of just a few.

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  5. "Bickering Managers"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EMD Strategies full-time

    Pros

    Most employees get along well, though some are hiding their true intentions.

    Cons

    The bickering of the managers from different departments drive us nuts. They are always in competition and their irrationality affects us employees under them. We always have to be on our toes all the time and always double check our work so we can't be picked on by the other department's managers.

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  6. "Inadequate support from the management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EMD Strategies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Could be a good company if they can train their employees well and provide support.

    Cons

    The training the company provides comes short of what the company expects from its employees and what it's trying to achieve. Then there's inadequate support from the middle and upper management.

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  7. "Management Does Not Care"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EMD Strategies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This company is decent when you're just starting your career.

    Cons

    Management does not care about its employees. They literally have zero concern about the well-being of the employees and what's happening to the company. The company's training program is also poor. The training sessions conducted here are inadequate and sometimes inefficient for what management is trying to achieve. Management simply does not care.

  8. "Run far, far away"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EMD Strategies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -- Good benefits, unlimited PTO, snacks, etc -- Dedicated colleagues

    Cons

    EMD approached me with the opportunity to start and run a new department and assured me that I had full management buy-in and they were excited to have me on the team. That sentiment lasted for about 3 months, at which time the two people who hired me left the company (along with 5-7 other full-time employees) and I started reporting to the CEO. Outside of the CEO's moodiness and chronic indecision, he and his brother (the CFO/Partner/it's unclear what he really does at the company besides funding a large portion of its operations) have no idea how to run a scalable business and take it out on everyone around them. Additionally, the two brothers often have competing priorities and put employees in the middle of their disagreements. There is also little training, processes or HR to speak of and most of the management is rather incompetent and in way over their heads but are too obtuse to recognize it, let alone try to improve. This is not a place to grow or learn and I highly recommend you listen to the other reviews here and do not even entertain the idea of working for EMD.

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  9. "I Can't Survive Here for Long"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EMD Strategies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free snacks are better than the people here.

    Cons

    There is an underlying enmity between the staff and the management. Employees feel great when the management folks are not around, and the management takes pleasure in poking the employees or interfering in their work. I am not happy to work in such a hostile environment.

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  10. "Learn how to manage your temper"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EMD Strategies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with great people before they or yourself leaves.

    Cons

    This is truly the most torturous company I've ever worked for. owners have serious anger management issues, they scream at the belittle employees in their face, and in front of other employees. Random firings and forced resignations have led to other employees fearing for their jobs.

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