Emma Reviews

Updated 28 Apr 2021

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3.8
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Emma Geschäftsführer Dennis Schmoltzi
Dennis Schmoltzi
63 Ratings
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  • "Low salary, a lot to do, messed processes(in 6 reviews)

  • "It get really noisy even when half the staff doing home office(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Health Care Assistant in Ballinasloe
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very apporachable, caring facilities, fun

    Cons

    Short staffed, not much teamword

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  2. Helpful (7)

    "All that glitters is not gold."

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Emma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Suitable for people with less experience -In most teams, autonomy to work on projects

    Cons

    -Low Salary -Toxic environment -Favouritism -No regard or incentive for hard work -Free drinks considered as "benefits" in a 2020 workplace -Fails to inspire loyalty

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  3. "This company is led by a bully and should be illegal"

    1.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Frankfurt am Main
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Emma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are nice people working in some teams, but most of them have left or feel completely miserable.

    Cons

    If you join this company, be aware you will be asked to do things that are really unethical, such as writing fake customer reviews on Amazon or tricking customers to get more money. One of the founders is a bully who harasses employees with aggressive comments and manipulative behaviors. He made several sexist and racist remarks at public All Hands and HR didn't do anything. If you're being interviewed by the founder, be aware he will judge you by your physical appearance. He will make comments about how you look in the supposed "professional" interview board. Completely inappropriate. You'll see people crying and being fired for no reason every day. It's the worst fear culture you'll see in your life. Don't join unless you want to leave traumatised.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "No bureaucracy but strong politics"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Steep learning curve Strong culture of challenging the status quo Ownership from day one You are in charge of the process

    Cons

    There are still some politics/favoritism here and there: Overall, if you don’t speak during a meeting, you are perceived negatively even when you bring results in. But sometimes the culture can be “challenging ideas” just for the sake of it/to please upper management.

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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Very unprofessional leadership fostering a toxic working-environment"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Frankfurt am Main
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Emma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place if you're fresh out of Uni as you can learn things yourself.

    Cons

    Very low expertise levels in the company, so in case one wants to become an expert in anything, they should not want to work there. Toxic backbiting environment. Extremely unprofessional and unrespectful founder. (tone of voice towards his employees) Don't expect any loyalty from the leadership team whatsoever (there are 2 or 3 exceptions). Everything that is said about the company culture is a joke and leadership plays by it's own rules. The only ones that actually live the culture is HR (which is easy, because they don't have to sell mattresses for the founders). I have seen more people leave crying and being fired for no valid reasons whatsoever, than even in some 3rd world country companies. There is a lot of badmouting of people in management circles The company founders have lied to me personally multiple times and broken promises multiple times and also have multiple times damaged the good nature of employer/employee relationships. I have also heard this from other directors. It's normal for C-levels to throw colleagues under the bus to cover themselves (I have witnessed this on multiple occasions)

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Only for Fresh Graduate"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ops Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Consider yourself lucky if you land in the right team (supportive team leader and team colleagues) which does not happen often in Emma - Ownership from the start - Interesting projects - Steep learning curve - Accessible colleagues - Nice location - Suitable place for people with less experience

    Cons

    - LOW salary compared to the industry (expect no significant raise) - The other CEO is straight-up racist towards some specific groups (even in the company's WhatsApp group) - Office politic and favoritism are apparent

  7. COVID-19

    "Genuinely agile and fast growing organisation full of smart friendly people"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Performance Marketing Manager in Frankfurt am Main
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced company that is surprisingly agile for the size with lots of opportunity to take ownership of any opportunities that you spot. Very good onboarding procedure, even during COVID times. Encouraged to share ideas and plans early, this results in useful feedback before, during and after committing to projects. Friendly and diverse environment full of people from all over the world with a very high level of English speaking. Clear idea of the company culture which is well presented during onboarding and is followed closely by the teams. Objectives and priorities for the company are clear with a good level of transparency on how the company overall is performing. Supportive approach to testing and trying new ideas. Challenging senior leaders is actively encouraged and has positive results based on what I have seen so far.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are slightly below average for Frankfurt but expected to improve during 2021. Computers are not great. The amount of possible tasks that need to be done - this is not really a con but does require very careful prioritisation.

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    Emma Response

    February 4, 2021Junior Employer Branding & University Recruiting Manager

    Hey there, thank you for your review! We are happy to read that you enjoy your time at Emma including our agile work style and our super smart team members. We are always working on improving ourselves! All the best, Anna

  8. "Great Employer"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emma full-time

    Pros

    The company gives a lot of ownership and freedom

    Cons

    Assessing the impact of employee is not always fair

  9. "Company with disruptive culture, good for proactive people"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Frontend Developer in Frankfurt am Main
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Own your career and decisions, good comunication, flexible schedule, german classes

    Cons

    Need more time to find them ^^

  10. "One of the best companies I worked with"

    4.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    non-traditional set-up, good benefits, flexibility in work hours

    Cons

    none I can think of except for long work hours

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