Emakina Reviews

Updated 9 Aug 2020

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3.9
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Emakina CEO Brice Le Blévennec
Brice Le Blévennec
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointment"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in İzmir
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Emakina full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, as long as you do your job no one checks you Working with foreigners is fun Great kitchen, beverages, fruits Dedicated English teacher, you can get private/group classes Happy hours, playstation room International business trips

    Cons

    Management is not trustworthy, they always giving promises without keeping them. Management decreased salaries "permanently" and showed Covid-19 as an excuse for that. Terrible location for a software company. It's located in an industrial area which is not a good environment to relax. Be aware that they are going to hire as a "CMS Developer", not a Software Developer. Every project depends on a CMS and it slows down your personal improvement. Company lost a lot of talented developers which means they don't have any plan for the future. You waste a lot of time during meetings, sometimes it occupies your whole day.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "No strategy for the future"

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

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

    Pros

    Office environment, knowledge share, happy hour organisations

    Cons

    Bad HR strategy, losing seniors, no transparency, low profile team leaders, huge quality difference between teams.


  3. Helpful (9)

    "Not a place to stay for long time"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in İzmir
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Multi-national teams, therefore frequent English usage. - Kitchen is great, coffee machine, beverages, fruits - High-quality colleagues(I think it's changing) - Relaxed environment, no one checks what you do - Play station room - Working hours are flexible

    Cons

    - Huge salary differences between people doing the same job. Some people might earn half of your salary, some people earn more than double. - The technology stack is shallow in the backend. CMS platforms are used even when it's not needed(no custom backend) because big clients ask for them. - You won't work projects in Turkey, projects are in foreign offices and TR is a delivery center. So what you do and how management acts completely depends on your relationship with the foreign office. TR management doesn't have any effect on your assignment to the projects (which is your whole work). - If you don't have any project(Maybe the foreign office didn't like you much), it's expected for you to wait for months without any work. You can work on whatever you want in this period. - You can't trust management, lots of promises are made and not kept. Even when there is a positive improvement, it might not be long term.(euro-based salary, excuse leave rights for some days, shuttle) - Office location is painful to reach with public transportation, you need to walk 1.5km after metro, no other choice. - Outside of the office is not for you to relax, people just stand outside. - The lighting of the office is not nice. You see the sun directly sometimes or you can't see your screen, or time to time it's too dark or too bright. It's painful. - Air conditioning works loudly. - After management changes, talented people are leaving the company.

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  4. "good place"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Istanbul
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emakina full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are lots of social events in this company.

    Cons

    I could not remember for a negative side.

  5. Helpful (6)

    "A Family Company EmakinaFR"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Paris
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Working environment - Kitchen - PS rooms - Location

    Cons

    - Management makes every problem public, if they part ways with someone they will write about all her/his faults on social platforms. - Management thinks they do everything perfect. Planning/Organisation everythink you can think of and therefore there are a lot of circulation. - Its more like a family company, not like a corporate company you used to see in 21st century. - English speaking is very limited and even most of the customer don't speak English even if they know they prefere to communicate in French. - No onboarding process before projects even if you recently join the EmakinFR you need to run behind people just to have a locale environment to work with. - Using really old technologies therefore you can't improve yourself with the works you do. - Management don't speak face to face with employees if there is a problem and without speaking they can blame them anyway. - Emakina has a lot of entities which employees can switch between if they can fit with their entity, which can happen often. But if you are worked with EmakinaFR and you part ways to join another entity, they can send e-mail to their MD like "be careful with that one" even if you have positive feedbacks from you colleges etc. - They doesn't respect you as a person, and they don't behave like professionals.

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  6. Helpful (14)

    "Not keeping promises"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in İzmir
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fleeeexible working hours. If you work for an entity with different timezone, you can just simply put more "e"s - Colleagues with high-level knowledge - Chance to work with people from different cultues - In case of need, they provide free english courses in the office (Yes, in working hours. Yes, for real. And yes, company has an english teacher.) - Colleagues are extremely friendly except a few ones. - Happy hours, playstation rooms. - International business trips.

    Cons

    - Management literally decreases salaries - Limited room for self-deployment - Management makes poll for employee related decisions and doesn't care the results. I think they're having fun by doing that. Otherwise there is no purpose of that. - Almost every project is CMS. CMS is everywhere...

    Emakina Response

    June 1, 2020CEO

    We do not decrease salaries but fluctuations of EUR to TRY change rates may affect salaries paid in EUR and converted to TRY, sometimes getting higher, sometimes getting lower. We are studying the best way to protect our employees from those fluctuations and may revert all salaries to be in TRY.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly colleagues"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in İzmir
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emakina full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible working hours - Happy hours - Very friendly & helpful colleagues

    Cons

    - Same tasks everyday - Limited room for self-development - No real career advancement

  8. "Most probably the best software related company in Izmir."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Dev 

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

    Pros

    Global, salaries are really good, nice office environment

    Cons

    No performance bonuses, no remote working

  9. "Working as Tech Lead at Emakina NL"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people with a great culture! A couple company events every year with the Ski-trip as highlight (~ 90% of the company joins). The Pool table and mixed charity events which are organised.

    Cons

    The development projects are mainly focused around Salesforce Commerce Cloud. And no table tennis :(

    Emakina Response

    January 10, 2020Marketing Manager

    Thanks for your review! We really appreciate it and will take the table tennis advice to heart :-)

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emakina full-time

    Pros

    Great people, culture and knowledge within the company.

    Cons

    You need to like an expat culture (+- 50% expat / 50% Dutch)

    Emakina Response

    January 10, 2020Marketing Manager

    Thanks so much. And yes, we love our international culture. 20+ nationalities at the moment!

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