EMC Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work/life balance is pretty good, a lot of trainings if you have time to attend (in 164 reviews)

  • There is also good flexibility around shifts or if there is the need to work from home (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • There is very little work/life balance - and not just in the US but in Europe as well (in 84 reviews)

  • Becoming a really big company - small raises, can be political, but that goes with the territory of being at (in 44 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good overall company with excellent benefits

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    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect  in  White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in White Plains, NY

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

    Pros

    I liked the remote worker flexibility and collaborative mentality. Lots of technical talent to bring to bear when solving issues. Opportunities to move to other areas within the business as well as partner businesses such as VMware

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be tough. Sales is a revolving door which makes other parts of the delivery and customer sat process a challenge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mostly great people with a few laggards

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    Current Employee - Advisory Systems Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Systems Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    On the whole, a hard working group of pros who are intelligent and have a good understanding of the ecosystem - peers, competitors, partners, and adjacent businesses. The company is making the transition from a legacy storage business to a next-gen stack provider with Pivotal and VMware in the mix and is poised to be one of the few survivors of this epic transformation of the IT industry. Job mobility is reasonably good and career opportunities are good.

    Cons

    Laggards remain who only want to sell big boxes of disks, and many still don't understand the difference between infrastructure and what cloud really means. Fortunately, these are the minority and this group is shrinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing the federation story but bring the organizations much closer together.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at EMC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Alot of technology, most of it industry leading. Good quarters can be lucrative. Plethora of training available.

    Cons

    Pressure. The sales quotas go up every quarter. High turnover of account teams leaves engineers constantly looking over their shoulder. Management is also very stressed and have tendency's to take it out on team members. No real office. Sit in different location each day due to flex office space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up. They are engineers, not soldiers or puppets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Employee Experience

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    EMC is a top company to work for. They offer strong leadership, onboarding, training, team support and structure that assists in the successful completion of projects and customer satisfaction

    Cons

    Some projects are bid without full input from the delivery team creating some issues to complete work in the timeframes with high quality required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure to validate with Key team members timelines and process and solutions at beginning in SOW creation for projects to better understand project deliverable expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Working at EMC is a positive experience where teamwork and diligence will go a long way

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    Current Employee - Associate Customer Service Engineer  in  Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Customer Service Engineer in Warren, NJ

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

    Pros

    Willing and able team member are always there to help out. There are always new products to learn about so it keeps your mind fresh for your career

    Cons

    There is too much finger-pointing. Also, though the amount of work that there is to do can be daunting, some try to push off the workload too much to others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would behoove management to be more in-tune with what goes on in the field

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place - fun - fast moving - never bored

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Work / Life balance. Planned own schedule and work meetings. Great tech company. Plenty of opportunities to move into different positions.

    Cons

    End of Quarter Stress. Too much pressure to close the quarter. Driven quarter to quarter. Super high focus on sales. Even for post sales positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work force.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at EMC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    EMC provided Smartest and biggest projects.

    Cons

    EMC was Constantly re-organizing which was confusing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce re-organization.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Advisory Solutions Architect

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Solutions Architect  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Solutions Architect in New York, NY

    I have been working at EMC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great customers, smart engineers and sales teams to work with.

    Cons

    Consulting team are very separated from rest of company..
    Aquisitions haven't been integrated well in certain areas.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for. Training is top notch

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at EMC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Everyone is there to help out. Really good training and decent compensation.

    Cons

    Too much fun at work. Wife wants me home more. Sometimes we are given so many opportunities it's hard to decide which direction to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good benefits; you work +70hrs/week; great educational and learning opportunties

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical PM  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Technical PM in New York, NY

    I worked at EMC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The health benfits are great; you have the opportunity for great training across many of the umbrella companies such as RSA, VMWare, VCE, in addition to all the products EMC sells

    Cons

    Work in excess of 70 hrs/week; more and more administrative work; conerns over PM delivery being shipped overseas. Unless your sales, your nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize not only the sales teams; but reward the implementation & project managers that actually make it all happen. Having resources entrenched with clients while implementing one solution usually follows up with additional sales and revenue. But these resources need the financial motivation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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