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EMIS - A Euromoney Institutional Investor Company Chief Executive Officer Guy Dunn
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "20 year history - optimistic future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EMIS - A Euromoney Institutional Investor Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMIS - A Euromoney Institutional Investor Company full-time

    Pros

    Being associated with Euromoney Institutional Investor is a plus and opens doors when conducting business

    Cons

    Not a lot of vacation time, no room for growth, and micro management is part of the culture

    Advice to Management

    Cater to your talented salespeople so that they stop leaving for other opportunities

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting challenges and great teamwork make this a fun place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Technology
    Current Employee - Technology
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EMIS - A Euromoney Institutional Investor Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Multi-cultural environment
    - Small enough company where you can make an impact and take pride in your work
    - Opportunity for international travel
    - Work on a modern platform with the latest technologies
    - Opportunity for career growth
    - Work/life balance
    - Relatively new CEO making many positive changes

    Cons

    - Challenging market conditions
    - Emerging markets such as Russia struggling at the moment
    - Lack of flexibility to retain key employees


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Some decent employees, but near-zero directions from Senior management"

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    Former Employee - Client Relationship Manager
    Former Employee - Client Relationship Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EMIS - A Euromoney Institutional Investor Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Non-hostile environment, international peers, engaging in multiple facades of the b2b finance information sector, flexible working locations

    Cons

    This company displays some of the classic symptoms of "multi-national corporation ill-fitting syndrome."

    Incompetent senior management and mid-level managers that have little engagements with their colleagues. Unless you are in sales/client service, or hight levels of product and IT management: most entry-level jobs in product and IT are tedious and time consuming. Why so? This is due to the rigid web framework this senior management has directed to use. Most trivial data problems could be solved if developers have more room in writing their apps and tools, but for unifying the "look", they are sacrificing the usability and data search capabilities. They are wasting money on a large entry-level product team to manually maintain data quality, and it's a shame to waste all these motivated young colleagues on very meaningless jobs.

    Since the departure of the founder from the management team, the atmosphere and motivation has gone down year-by-year. You can't possibly move up from entry-level positions in this company. Most of the mid-levels and senior management members were recruited from outside teams. Though they seem to care for the product, they failed to understand its core value because they are not engaging deeply into the entire production chain. Most of the time, they could only pinpoint the trends of the industry and asked the team to "follow the trend." Such unclear direction kills motivation from product development to sales and client service.

    Another "excellent" decision from the management was to "centralize" work forces and slim down staffing in each country in order to make the company balance sheet pretty for their past financial year. Multiple countries shared one general manager- translates to: dragging decision making time on a local basis (because your manager is 6-12 hours behind on time difference) from signing client contracts to purchasing marketing materials. Without a country general manger comes horrible HR support for non-UK/non-US offices (UK/US got lucky because senior management shared their payroll with you, but not your salary). Prepare to claim your maternity benefits by yourself even when you are in the "cherished" sales/accounts department. Some countries' offices only signs staffing contract with you to avoid legal troubles, and staffing agencies they use only gives you minimum benefits.

    Advice to Management

    You hired all those bright people and you drove them away one by one. Time to wake up and start from scratch. The company rated 2 stars for its overall performance- but seriously, the engaging colleagues saved a star for you.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Mismanagement 101."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EMIS - A Euromoney Institutional Investor Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated employees and Decent product.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Bad pay compared to peer group. No communication between senior management and client facing employees.

    Advice to Management

    Retire.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "for me an excellent place to work from day one."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Uniquely international culture
    A business with a solid reputation in its industry
    Opportunity for international travel
    A culture of promotion from within
    A number of entry level job opportunities for those interested in getiing exposure to the electornic information business

    Cons

    Probably not up to market levels in salaries in various places
    Part of a publicly traded group which can impede the company's ability to maneuver autonomously.
    Although ther is a culture of promotion from within, many position at the company are not likely to offer much career advanacement potential


  7. Helpful (1)

    "I definitely don't recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at EMIS - A Euromoney Institutional Investor Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely colleagues and location, modern building

    Cons

    arrogant management,pretending deaf and blind, pure and difficult to sell product

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees , say good morning and smile

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed feelings"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EMIS - A Euromoney Institutional Investor Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good salary.
    - Flexiblity for vacations etc.
    - Good colleagues.

    Cons

    - Shifting priorities.
    - Ad hoc management decisions.
    - Poor training.
    - Poor strategic planning.
    - Poor employee management.
    - Rivalries between departments.
    - No career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    EMIS could be a great company. We have good people and a uniques product. However, you need to train your employees and do long-term strategic plans and stick to them. I could add many more...


  9. "Software developer at EMIS"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great and friendly environment was one of the key points for me
    - Strong company policy and separation of duties.
    - long term vision about IT infrastructure and software development
    - It's really good to feel that this company is always ready to support you, and even your family, if needed.

    Cons

    - as in the most big companies you need more time prove yourself and get to higher positions

    Advice to Management

    Keep the great spirit of this Company and make it bigger (easy to say :)


  10. "Content Manager"

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    Current Employee - Content Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Content Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Recommends

    I have been working at EMIS - A Euromoney Institutional Investor Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good salary and benefits - private medical care, sport benefit card etc.

    Cons

    nervous job, disorganisation among employers in job implementing/no strong insructions how to operate how to reach the goal or those instructions do not work at all in practice :(


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