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EMMES Corporation Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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Anne S. Lindblad
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  • Middle and upper management micromanage your work (in 3 reviews)

  • Very low salaries compared to other companies (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "QA Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Specialist in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - QA Specialist in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EMMES Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work place flexibility for teleworking

    Cons

    Salaries are not always competitive

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "It's Good - It's Bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EMMES Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The people are great, professional and supportive. Except see Cons.

    Cons

    Some managers need the basics regarding how to treat people.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees - your managers and VPs are NOT always telling the truth.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Data Manager/Protocol Monitor"

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    Former Employee - Data Manager/Protocol Monitor in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Data Manager/Protocol Monitor in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EMMES Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to get your foot in the door. A lot of in-house training which is useful.

    Cons

    I used to think getting recognized was a good thing. I learned at Emmes, that getting recognized just means more mindless work. I would not have cared if I was given more meaningful work, but I had no passion for the work, it was all very tedious, and I was ready to pull my hair out by the end of the work-day. After handling the workload of 2 people for a whole year, I was rewarded with a sub-par raise (something like 2.4%). That was my sign to look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Give your hard-workers some decent raises or plenty of other companies will.


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  5. "Administrative"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Glen Burnie, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Glen Burnie, MD
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at EMMES Corporation (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Provide training internally and externally. Lot of resources and young staff. Close the metro and buses.

    Cons

    Experiences are limited to the project and or manager's choices of software programs for use by staff.

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EMMES Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing worth pointing out to you

    Cons

    Just stay clear of this place

    Advice to Management

    try managing for once


  7. "Senior statistical analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Bioinformatics Statistical Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Bioinformatics Statistical Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EMMES Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will have a excellent work life balance at the company.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for young professional


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Too much work, enough employees"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at EMMES Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Depending on your supervisor, you may have flexible work hours between 6AM-10PM. Most of the people here are friendly, albeit stressed out from work.

    Cons

    People are constantly leaving the company. On top of that, they are already working more contracts than they have people hired for, so everyone is assigned at least 2-3 times as much as they should be able to handle. Deadlines naturally feel inappropriately fast because of the workload, everyone is stressed out. The company culture is to be constantly busy and stressed.

    For programmers/aspiring software developers, this is a dead end. You won't learn many skills applicable to any other developer job. I'm really more of a glorified IT support person.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people! If you have so much money from all these contracts, where is it going? Clearly not to hiring more people to reduce the workload on your current employees.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Data Manager/Protocol Monitor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Manager/Protocol Monitor in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Data Manager/Protocol Monitor in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EMMES Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary is enough to pay one's bills. Can start in the company with no experience. Benefits are acceptable. Close to metro station.

    Cons

    Emmes is the office equivalent of McDonald's, but for clinical research. Work is doled out like it was on a conveyor belt. Beware, this is not really clinical research, it is information technology work. The company has done its best to take everything interesting out of the clinical trial formula. One spends 30% of time doing work, the other 70% documenting it. Middle management changes often. Outside sponsors make demands and workers have no power to respond. Lots of wasted time and very, very, very tedious. If you do gain any skills, they are nominal. Only work here if you have to.

    Advice to Management

    Scrap your business model, it only works for corporate and winning bids. Hire half the number of data managers, but pay them twice as much. Put a cap on middle managers handing projects off to each other. People here run after the newest disease areas. Have more QC and regulation on middle managers and you wouldn't need so much on new staff.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Management needs work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Manager/Protocol Monitor in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Data Manager/Protocol Monitor in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EMMES Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start with no experience.

    Cons

    Management is clueless. They don't understand that you have to work to keep your employees. Eager to learn employees become complacent and lose motivation within a year once all the micro managing and lack of reward set in.

    On the scale of CROs. Emmes is way behind. Especially when you go beyond domestic trials. Inexperienced in more than one way.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees. Show that you value them...if not you are sure to lose them.


  11. "Great learning experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get the chance to work with people on different teams with diverse skill sets, so you'll learn a lot.

    Cons

    Work culture could be a bit more interactive.



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