The environment at Emory Healthcare varies. It woudl depend on the department you work for and the role you play at Emory Healthcare. Some look like they can go straight to a picnic after work during the summer and some dress corporate all year around.
The culture is very traditional. Think of it as a good ole' boy system. It's not what you know, it's who you know. If you want to work for Emory and move up, you need awesome interpersonal skills in addition to office political skills. I've worked for Emory for over 15 years and I've learned how to play the game. Being qualified, knowing your job, and having great managerial skills does not guarantee a promotion at this company. You have to know the right people.