EMC Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Won't be relevant too much longer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    Good benefits that are evaluated and improved each year. Well respected company. Sales team is very strong.

    Cons

    Management is confused on what to do. This is company that sells an on-premise storage hardware and the market is no longer growing. They are searching for an identity. Re-orgs and name changes for divisions is common. They encourage multiple teams to work on the same project and don't mind the inefficiency in that. Hiring practices are atrocious. Salaries are way behind the competition. Too many acquisitions without proper integration, so you'll work with teams that aren't even on the network yet, don't use the same tools, etc. Facilities in some locations are great and in others they are way below standard. There is a reason the stock price has been stagnant for the last 6 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out the vision and actually get behind it. You can't expect to compete with the big boys but not actually invest in it or keep the people around that can affect change. Pay competitive salaries and fix the government red-tape approach to every aspect of the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Constant layoffs and internal re-orgs make EMC tough to recommend. Internal politics some parts of the co. are awful.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    If your in the right internal organization you can have a great work experience.

    Cons

    The fact that EMC reorganizes groups constantly make staying in a good situation impossible. No pay increase to speak of after 3 years. Also, don't think if you work your tail off you can't get laid off. Hard work and dedication don't get you much at EMC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your people like robots. You give lip service to "home life balance" and then make everyone feel like they have to take the job home every night or stay long hours. Really?

    Neutral Outlook
  3. EMC Sux

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at EMC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lunch, Health Club, Resources, Site, Commute

    Cons

    EMC is still an east coast company, every decision requires a 6am call (9am on east coast) or requires flying to the Boston area (sucks in Winter)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More independence for west coast organizations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Boys club mentality still exists here although efforts to mask it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Offers Extensive training, travel locally and internationally, technology savvy, conferences around the world

    Cons

    Need to hire more women in management roles, boys club mentality, moved around after reporting a workplace ethical issue, removed from that team and eventually "laid off" although there were plenty of jobs available

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take employee concerns about workplace ethics seriously and don't penalize employees for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    No growth and the management has no strategy.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at EMC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The first couple of years was fine, they have free coffee and sodas, the management was OK until they lost track of running the strategy and tried to blame it on everybody else.

    Cons

    The location at Pleasanton, CA was hard to get to and there was no shuttle to get you from BART to the offices which is 5 miles away. A nightmare of a 4 hour round strip commute. Layoffs non-stop throughout the company even with the top performing employees a lot of nepotism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people who are running the departments, get funding for the infrastructure and people who'll support the infrastructure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    A big, political boys club

    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    Great benefits. Solid products. Pool on-site.

    Cons

    Unexceptional middle management that's primarily motivated by fear and politics. Managing up is a full time activity for most.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Very Unhappy

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Company has Consistent Bonus program

    Cons

    Manager does not contribute to team growth or individual growth. Overstaffed department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    worst company worked for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    nothing good to talk about

    Cons

    they don't know what they are doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to people and humble

  10. 2 people found this helpful

    TECHNICAL SUPPORT ENGINEER

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Hopkinton, MA

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn , start a career

    Cons

    Pay is low for the amount of effort .
    Management overlooks the effort .
    Vendor certifications when taken will have to be paid by employee as EMC cannot afford
    Slow promotions
    Political atmosphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Account Engineer
    Former Employee - Account Engineer

    I worked at EMC full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Health Benefits, paid time off.

    Cons

    Everyone is out for themselves. The sales people are rude and treat the technical people poorly. The managers can behave this way as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually care about your employees and stop being so cut throat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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