EMC Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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    Technology Solutions Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at EMC in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was relatively simple, met with hiring director. Then a phone interview with a staff member and job offer was extended. A simple process all in all.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Senior Software Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Louisville, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at EMC.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and recruiter setup phone interview with hiring manager the same day. After a brief technical screening over the phone with the hiring manager I was brought on-site for interviews with a few senior and principal level test engineers, as well as management. This included a brief chat on the phone with senior management from Irvine. The whole process lasted two to three hours at most. I sensed a good culture and working environment, and was genuinely interested in the technologies being developed at this field office - ranging from from low level storage technologies, which are very abundant in this particular market, to more unique enterprise visualization technologies.

    Interview Questions
    • What are the challenges with backing up data in virtual environments?   Answer Question
    • What do you know about data de-duplication for backups, how does it work?   Answer Question
    • How well do you know Linux/Bash/C/Java? Sketching out and reviewing code snippets. Coming up with solutions to various tasks like monitoring memory usage.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Received a good offer from the recruiter with forms for references, background check and drug screening within a couple days of the on-site interviews. They moved very quickly in comparison with other companies I was interviewing with or had interviewed with recently, which was very refreshing.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    CollegeStudent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at EMC in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was first contacted at my college career fair and I made great conversation with one of the representatives who then decided to take two of my resumes and put one in a general application pool and the other in his departments own application pool. I contacted them the next day to make sure they got my application after applying online and to show initiative. I had a phone interview not too long after this maybe 2-3 weeks later while maintaining contact with the company. The phone interview was the only interview I had and in this they just wanted to know my interests and to get a more detailed look into what I do and why. I was told that they were going to move forward with other candidates so I asked the manager what I could improve on in my interview or skills and he said I was great in everything except talking about what I knew about EMC. I was contacted several months later and was asked if I was still interested in the job so I accepted the position and I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity.

    Interview Questions
    • Make sure to do your research on a company it really pays off to do a simple google search and try to get an understanding of their products or what they do.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate anything I felt that the pay was more than fare for a college intern, and the vacation days were nice.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Technical Support Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Draper, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Draper, UT
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EMC in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    EMC is more worried about soft skills in the interview rather than technical expertise. The better your expertise the better the salary and position. However, without the soft skills you will not work here. I was picked up by an internal EMC recruiter then contacted by her for a 1:1 interview. She met me and walked me in to a 2:1 session. Afterwards I was asked to come back in for a final interview. It was to be 2:1 again but the person opt'd to go 1:1.

    Interview Questions
    • Most positions require RAID, networking, enterprise storage knowledge. They will ask you how much you know about EMC. They like it if you know their history a little bit.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They sent an email (pdf) with the offer in which I had so long to reply.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Customer Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at EMC in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Slow to interview..long process. Once I got interviewed it took way to long to get an interview and then to make a decision. The interview was about average, and felt that it was very fair. I like working with this company, but you work your butt off.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation...take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hopkinton, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hopkinton, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at EMC in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was a long process from application to offer (about 3 months). Expect to have 4 phone interviews and 1 in-person interview with 3-4 people. Way to political... no one wants to make a decision without vetting it with a commitee.

    Interview Questions
    • Many managers at EMC are "Lifers" meaning they have been with the company for 15+ years and they look with skepticism on people who have worked for more than 2-3 companies in their career. It is most difficult to explain to them why you haven't been with the same employer for 10+ years.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes, I was able to negotiate a little for salary, stock and vacation time.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Princ Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at EMC.

    Interview Details

    Long process, in my instance. I can take months from the time you interview until the time yo get the position.
    Stuck me in a room while they paraded several people to talk to me

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
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    Pre-Check Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months - interviewed at EMC in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by a third-party recruiter. He found my resume and profile on Monster.com. I was contacted by a Supervisor for a phone interview. He wanted to know about my skills, my goals, and what I wanted in an employer. I answered him honestly, and a few weeks later, they called me in for an in-person interview. The interview lasted 40-45 minutes. They tested my proficiency (reading, writing, and speaking) with Spanish as my second language. They tested my critical thinking and problem solving skills.They tested my communication skills. Two weeks later, I was offered a position as a contractor with a possibility of being hired Full-Time in the future, after proving great performance in my job responsibilities.

    Interview Questions
    • I was handed a piece of paper with three questions in Spanish and asked to writing my answers down to be reviewed by a Spanish speaking-employee. Each question required a paragraph for a thorough answer. The unexpected part was that my two interviewers sat silently for most of the time that I was writing, then started having a normal conversation, and when I tried to participate in the conversation (while writing) I was told jokingly that "this was a test to see if you can pay attention to the task at hand." To this day I'm not sure if that was a real test, but I've had the job for 9 months now, so I assume that I didn't completely fail. Just a little odd.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was told that a wage would be negotiated with my recruiter (as I was initially a contractor) and that I would be expected to work a 40 hour work week during normal business hours of 6AM-6PM. Later I was able to request a shift of 7AM-3PM, but I was unable to negotiate my wage until I was offered full-time employment.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at EMC in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Met two recruiters at school career fair. 4 interview events total- 1 at the career fair, 2 after driving to an office location (1 in-person and 1 on phone, 30-45 min each), 7 speed-dating style interviews at their headquarters in a room of over 30 people (30-35 min each- pretty exhausting, but everyone was friendly and they kept us hydrated/fed), then one follow-up phone interview (30 mins).

    Interview Questions
    • -Some stats you should know if you've done research on the company before going in for the interview: CEO, market cap., P/E, share price, etc.
      -What makes you qualified for this program and position?
      -Give me an example of how you know how to problem-solve.
      -Give me an example of real work experience you've had working in finance. What were you trying to achieve in that project?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation phase at all.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Service Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phila, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phila, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at EMC.

    Interview Details

    It was many years ago when EMC was a few hundred people. I interviewed with two managers and was hired the next day. They didn't seem too concerned about whether I would cut it or not. They also hired another 20 guys, across the U.S. the same month. About 50% were gone 3 months later, by their own choice. It was a very hard company to work for then, If you didn't like the travel, all nighters, weekends, being called out of bed for a service call, you didn't make it.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Offer and acceptance. They offered a 20% raise from my previous job and I was 23. I said yes.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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