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TranSmart/EJM Corporation:What's it like to work here?

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TranSmart/EJM Corporation experience report

  • 19.Feb 2019
  • Employee

I have had an opportunity to work on a huge variety of projects over the years and quickly climb the ranks in the firm.

4.83

Company Culture

Everyone knows and respects one another here. And we are always willing to help each other get the work done.

Freedom to work independently

Being a small company with a lot of work, employees are given multiple opportunities to spread their wings and run with a project.

Internal Communication

Emails are sent out throughout the year about project wins and how they affect us. Bonuses also speak loudly to how the company is doing. More emails throughout the year would be nice though.

Gender Equality

Firm is woman owned.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Employees are treated fairly although, older employees are not expected to learn new technology/software like the younger employees, which puts added stress on the younger employees.

Work-Life Balance

We have a ton of work and when deadlines approach, some overtime is generally needed. Employees are expected to step up instead of hiring additional workers.

Company Image

We just won our largest project ever which is huge for us. It is also a huge project for the City of Chicago which will be highly scrutinized in the public eye.

Job Security

I was given a substantial raise when I moved and bought a house so that they could keep me on staff.

Challenging Work

Projects are always new and different with a variety of design issues that need to be solved along the way.

Inclusive / Diverse

Firm is minority owned.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Instead of having separate sick and vacation time, I would put everything under PTO. I never ever come close to using all of my sick time which just results in me taking extra 'fake' sick days so that I do not lose those hours.

What I like about the company

Everyone knows each other at our company and everyone are friends with each other, hanging out with each other after work, helping everyone meet deadlines, etc. I have watched the company grow throughout the years I have been here in part to my contributions. It is great to work somewhere in which your coworkers are like family and your work has immediate impacts in the company and community.

What I dislike about the company

With the workload that we have had and that we currently have, it would be nice to hire additional people so that employees are not overworked. It would also be nice to hire these people before the projects hit so that we do not have to take time away from our work to help train and bring the new people up to speed in the midst of a deadline.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    TranSmart/EJM Corporation
  • City
    Chicago Loop
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered