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The Emmes Company Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2019

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3.5
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59%
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71%
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Anne S. Lindblad
38 Ratings
Pros
  • "great work life balance and very relaxed culture(in 8 reviews)

  • "Company strives for employee satisfaction with great benefits and flexibility for remote access(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "High turnover is a problem with middle and entry-level staff(in 4 reviews)

  • "CRA/Data Manager, Protocol Specialist/(in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "admin job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at The Emmes Company part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    none to share at this time

    Cons

    long working hours at this company

    The Emmes Company2019-05-29
  2. "SAS Programmer"

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    Former Employee - SAS Programmer 

    I worked at The Emmes Company full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Unorganized management, small company, many turnover

    The Emmes Company2019-07-30
  3. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Accountant 

    I worked at The Emmes Company full-time

    Pros

    Emphasis on work life balance

    Cons

    Very few career advancement opportunities

    The Emmes Company2019-07-11
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Friendly Office Environment But No Future"

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    Current Employee - Data Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Emmes Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule and ability to work from home (or entirely remotely). Decent PTO and sick time. Health benefits package is decent. Casual dress. Almost all staff have offices with doors. Kitchens on every floor in Rockville. Can walk to metro from office in Rockville. Frederick office is expanding and in good location/ Diverse office environment with large international presence and women in management positions....

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    Cons

    Underpaid by a wide margin - salary bands have not budged much in /years/ and are already below market average. No career advancement - employees get stuck in the same low pay band for years because there is no advancement opportunities besides the dull rinse/repeat cycle of the same tasks on different projects unless you wait up to a decade to maybe be made a Project Manager. Most DMs stay for no more than 2-4 years...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay and treat your data managers like the multitasking MVPs of the company that they are by working on the Cons above. The company used to feel like an honest and more transparent family business, now it just feels cold and greedy.

    The Emmes Company2019-06-14
  5. "ggg"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at The Emmes Company part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    Low team involvement, would like to do more team experiences

    The Emmes Company2019-05-04
  6. "Great Benefits and Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Emmes Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great work life balance and very relaxed culture

    Cons

    transitioning from a smaller organization to a large one, definitely experiencing some growing pains

    Advice to Management

    continue to invest in employees and keep the culture people-centric.

    The Emmes Company2019-03-06
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great starter company, just as good for a career if you are patient"

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

    I have been working at The Emmes Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent training for entry level employees Great benefits including: 3 weeks vacation, 1 week sick leave per year; once weekly WFH schedule; flexible hours (generally 8 hours between 7:30am and 7pm), with additional flexibility for professional development; good health and life insurance; friendly officemates; solo offices w/ doors even for entry level employees. Variation in job duties - different projects have...

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    Cons

    Low starting salary for the job type Limited corporate-level experience opportunities required for career advancement Long delays for job applicants As with any job, some managers are worse than others. Relatively high turnover for entry level positions - likely because Emmes is willing to hire and train people fresh out of college as their first career

    Advice to Management

    Work to quickly raise salaries for employees that are likely to stick around for more than a year. Try to give employees their own projects from start to finish, if possible. Make job requirements more straightforward on the resume. Each project should provide a more specific job posting instead of the lightly edited generic Emmes posting

    The Emmes Company2019-02-07
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good Work, Lower Pay"

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    Current Employee - Protocol Specialist 

    I have been working at The Emmes Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good corporate atmosphere Reasonable insurance coverage Strong education reimbursement program

    Cons

    limited upward mobility weak understanding from senior management of issues affecting most employees

    The Emmes Company2019-02-11
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Emmes Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many exceptional benefits to working for the Emmes Corporation including generous 401k and profit sharing. Salaries are in line with the DC market and the company has made strides to review fairness of salary structures. Company events including an employee picnic and fun events for staff and family are not unusual to find often when you work at Emmes, contributing to the great culture! This is the best company you...

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    Cons

    Growing from a small to larger company has presented challenges that are not unique to a growing and thriving company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do what you are doing to upgrade systems and bring in outside thought leaders to ensure new viewpoints and process development as the company grows.

    The Emmes Company2019-01-03
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Data Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at The Emmes Company full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible work from home

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other CROs, no equity in pay among peers who do the same tasks

    The Emmes Company2018-12-31
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