Emma Work Life Balance FAQ

Read what Emma employees think about work life balance at the company and make sure this fits your lifestyle. Employees have questions about everything from the work from home policy, overtime and flexibility.

Emma has a work life balance rating of 3.4.

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6 English questions out of 6

10 March 2020

What is working from home like at Emma?

Pros

The structure of this company is ideal for motivated people who want to bring in their ideas no matter their title. You can really thrive at Emma and my team members were the nicest co-workers I have ever worked with!

Cons

There is no option to regularly work from home.

Advice to Management

I study at a university and I would love to dedicate more of my time to working at this company. Between my classes and considering the travelling time I think that I would be more efficient working from home. This model is currently not popular at the company but I would love to have the option to work from home.

There is no option to regularly work from home.

10 March 2020

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12 January 2021

How is the work/life balance at Emma?

Pros

Perfect opportunity for fresh graduates and for those who are willing to constantly learn something new about their profession and contribute in the process Friendly and professional working atmosphere with a flat hierarchy and respect among the teammates; Feedback meetings which help you identify your weaknesses and develop yourself; Ownership and responsibility of your tasks/projects;

Cons

Work-life balance can be difficult to keep during closings, but you are not alone

life balance can be difficult to keep during closings, but you are not alone

12 January 2021

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12 January 2021

What is overtime like at Emma?

Pros

Good work environment Very nice coworkers Caring team leaders

Cons

Long hours and lots of responsibility for little compensation

Long hours and lots of responsibility for little compensation

12 January 2021

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20 September 2019

Does Emma reimburse for mileage?

Pros

Many interesting projects Good chance to improve your Office skills Good customer service experience Marketing projects (Contact content creators, influencers) Analyze reports, people analytics, instagram influencers stats Team work Gym is paid for by the company German classes are paid for by the company Open-minded people FREE COFFEE <3

Cons

Very low salaries (half the minimum wage) It is important to be careful about the people/relationships you develop because something you say can be turned against you. Very often it feels like an actual customer-service job, rather than an internship.

Advice to Management

Go green! Invest in environmentally-friendly products and get rid of PLASTIC BOTTLES. Give all employees a water bottle they can refill. Pay your interns the minimum wage (no matter how long the internship is).

German classes are paid for by the company

20 September 2019

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20 May 2021

How are flexible working hours at Emma?

Pros

* People community are nice, friendly, and approachable * Flexible working hour, a lot of work freedom * Exposure to various aspects of the business. * Clear financial information, everyone knows how well the business is.

Cons

* Low salary, way below Frankfurt average. And it might not improve as they aggressively open new headquarters to get access to cheaper talents elsewhere in the world. Consequently, high turnover rate. The average tenure in Emma is 7 months. * Slow promotion process. Even though Emma claims to be a start-up, you can consider promotions to be as slow as in corporates. Probably in the past, many positions were vacant but now the hierarchy is full. * Huge workload and there are concerns about work-life balance as well as hire-fire practice. * Less and less candor in meetings. If you voice a new idea, you usually are the one to implement it. People then just play the game of "who speaks first". * Decision is made often with few people on the top so there is no such thing as " everybody is welcome to challenge existing ideas and voice their ideas". * Emma is aggressively expanding everything, so all facilities are very thin and every project is halfway done. Foundation of growth is as thin as spring ice. It is very messy at the end.

Advice to Management

* Be loyal to people, raise their compensation and take care of their career development. You cant exploit high performancers with low salary forever * Improve your "Making Impact"slogan, because it is not involved people with functional responsibilities. * Be less ambitious and focus more on building foundation of growth.

Flexible working hour, a lot of work freedom

20 May 2021

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