Emma Employee Reviews about "steep learning curve"

Updated 7 Oct 2020

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Emma Geschäftsführer Dennis Schmoltzi
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  • "Very low salary considering the company size(in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. "Not much of a startup anymore..."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - North America Business Development in Frankfurt am Main
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emma for less than a year

    Pros

    -International Company -Opportunity to take real responsibility very quickly (but steep learning curve) -Nice office

    Cons

    -Routine work, lots of busy work, lots of hours expected -Low pay -Emma really isn't a startup at all. There are now over 400 employees and a fairly corporate structure. -Some teams definitely get a clearly higher priority to resources over others

  2. "Steep learning curve, super dynamic, great team spirit,"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The learning curve is very steep - It’s not just possible but very much encouraged to be entrepreneurial and change things (quite different from what I have seen/heard from most corporate environments) - The team is young and passionate and cares about what they do - Days are not predictable = days are not boring! Extreme growth requires high degree of flexibility

    Cons

    Not for people who are looking for a routine-heavy 9-5 job

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  3. Helpful (4)

    "The sleep company that will keep you awake at night"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Emma full-time

    Pros

    - Steep learning curve - Being part of a fast-growing, global company - A nice new office and some other benefits

    Cons

    - Hire and fire culture. Pressure is extremely high. If you don't perform or if you are not quick enough, they will find a way to kick you out. Many people left because of the high stress level and being close to a burnout. - They will expect you to do plenty of extra hours without any kind of compensation. Salary is below average or average (depends on the hierarchical level). - No structure, very instable processes, quite messy. - No appreciation (they say they don't have time for that) - The behaviour of the top management is very questionable, manipulative, aggressive and toxic. I have heard plenty of racist and sexist comments from the top management during my time at Emma. Everyone knows it, no one acts because they are afraid they will get in trouble.

    Emma Response

    July 16, 2020Junior Employer Branding & University Recruiting Manager

    Hi there, thanks for taking your time to review us! We are happy to read that you perceived Emma as a place where you can learn a lot. Learning and growing is an important part of our culture. But we also do take your feedback seriously. We are working very hard on becoming the world’s leading sleep tech company. To reach that we are always questioning the status quo to improve processes and make things more efficient. Here it is particularly important to us to support our team members in the best possible way and to provide a pleasant working atmosphere with fair conditions so everybody can grow to their best selves. The behaviour described is of course not in line with our values and does not reflect the daily work at Emma. Communication at eye level is very important to us, whether you are a team lead or an intern. All team members at Emma should treat each other with respect. Diversity and tolerance are very important to us. Everybody gets the same chances and opportunities - regardless of gender, age, or origin. If one of our team members observes something contrary, we would like to encourage everyone to stand up against it and, in case of doubt, to contact their team lead or another person they trust (e.g. one of our internal confidants). We wish you all the best. Anna

  4. "Good start for career starters"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Frankfurt am Main
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steep learning curve. Central location. Semi-autonomous work. Informal working environment. Nice looking office.

    Cons

    Very low salary considering the company size. Open office policy, meaning that everyone sits together without room dividers. It get really noisy even when half the staff doing home office. No bonus or any financial benefits other than the 12-month salary. Very high hierarchy.

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    Emma Response

    July 10, 2020Junior Employer Branding & University Recruiting Manager

    Hey there, thanks for taking your time to review us. We are happy that you enjoy our office and the work environment. But we also take your feedback very seriously. Questioning the status quo is very important to us. Please feel free to talk to your team leader and your team members if you have ideas for improvement to make Emma an even better place to work. All the best, Anna

  5. "Demanding and adventurous work with lots of fun events"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern HR in Frankfurt am Main
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Emma for less than a year

    Pros

    Multinational and young team members and a really pleasant start-up atmosphere. Steep learning curve and lots of responsibility.

    Cons

    Sometimes the amount of different tasks to handle at once can be a bit overwhelming.

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