EMC Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Work/life balance in most system administration functions are good if you can set deliberate limits with managers (uncomfortable to say the least) (in 185 reviews)

  • Work from home option for some teams (in 61 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is off but comes with the territory (in 92 reviews)

  • Still a big company with all that comes with it (in 49 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Be mediocre

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you don't ask question, think or act for yourself, and you don't mind taking orders, you'll be fine here. Plus, it looks good on your resume because other employers know if you can make it here you'll make it anywhere.

    Cons

    Politics, nepotism, unethical behavior, from the interview process to the end, etc. not just myself but other reps were promised and agreed to one opportunity, but got another. Unless you know your manager and his manager and his manager personally, I wouldn't trust them.

    Advice to Management

    I think the culture is too far gone... I don't think change is wanted or possible.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMC full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun job, stay contact with customer. Learn product and competitor's product. Relaxed.

    Cons

    Waste a lots of company's resource and money. Expensive, costly, not efficient and not good for company.

    Advice to Management

    A lots of politically play. Too much over heads. That is why stock never perform well from no on. Need to cut 50% fat.


  3. Sales Review- Stay away - Lack of integrity

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    EMC has great high end storage products.

    Cons

    Company has a dirty little secret that they have no intention on paying accelerators for exceeding quota. They use the provision of "can change your territory and or quota" as you get near your goal. One year they let you get close or make. The year you make it they cheat you out of accelerators and then the next year you have a extremely high quota which is unattainable. Upper Management is a old boys club who takes care of themselves.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Principal Software Developer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Isilon, Principal Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Isilon, Principal Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at EMC (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free beer, food and coffee.

    Cons

    Horrible management. No lateral movement. Very political & too many meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Most of you should be fired. Most provide zero benefit from a technical point of view.


  6. Prefer to keep it anonymous

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fooled By A Sales Pitch in Franklin, MA
    Current Employee - Fooled By A Sales Pitch in Franklin, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are very few "pros" in my opinion about working for EMC Corporation. They are far too focused on presenting themselves as a good company, rather than actually being a good company. If I have to list a "Pro"...the cafeteria staff are pleasant.

    Cons

    Horrible process management, micro managing people rather than root causing issues and mistake proofing. Completely unbalanced workloads and preferential treatment of those that management may consider as the "diversity" face. I am constantly seeing people steal from work (as in no real accountability, no real responsibility, and using company assets to further personal gain rather than doing productive work they're being paid for). Management has absolutely no understanding of process improvement and the expectation to "live for EMC" is pushed, coerced, applauded, and ingrained in their culture. Sadly...if you have a sense of urgency and you care about being productive...you will only be taken advantage of. Be careful of any company who wants someone to "multitask", "work well under pressure", "Juggle multiple priorities"...these are all red flags for a company that has poor process management and has done very little to change it. Management by chaos. Constantly reacting to the current fire, rather than planning to stop the spark. They also make it sound as if working from home is a benefit. This may be true if you are homebound or disabled...but if you are a salaried employee...it only means that they want to take more of your time so that your profit decreases while theirs increases. Quality of life...while they claim otherwise...is a very low priority. Never be fooled. They care about the bottom line...the PROFIT...you should be too.

    Advice to Management

    Hire resources in the right places...you can afford it. Stop "molly coddling" what you can market as a "diversified workforce"...GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO DO AND BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR. Let them measure up by their performance...not their gender, nationality, race, or sexual preference.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Rsa division

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Worker Bee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Worker Bee in Denver, CO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to have on your resume. Typical big company benefits plan. Great if you work at hq.

    Cons

    Very hq focused old school management. Not very clue ful about the needs of a mobile workforce and work from home employees. Lots of product problems that do not get fixed. Chaotic organization giving away the farm on rescue work vs paying customers.

    Advice to Management

    More hiring needed. More quality needed in your products. More training needed. Focus on retention.


  8. SQA Test Engineer

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at EMC as a contractor

    Pros

    Not a nice place to work, people yelling at each other, not working well together and products do not work well meeting customer requirements.

    Cons

    People yelling at each other.


  9. Helpful (2)

    VP

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Strong culture and customer centricity (deals are the center of the EMC universe - for good and bad)

    Cons

    Senior management does not get along or function as a team, hence the current business challenges and pressure from activist investors

    Advice to Management

    Focus on functioning as a team, and stop debating and undermining each other


  10. Helpful (3)

    Used to be a good company, but has lost its soul

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    EMC is a good place to park and earn a wage while looking for other jobs. The leadership is clueless, so you can get away with a lot as long as you make a lot of noise about how good you are. They promote the biggest idiots, so plan on failing big and then working hard to make it look like you saved the day.

    Cons

    Do no expect to stay, because they lay off all the time. They will not do the right thing, so expect frustration if you actually want to succeed by doing something good. Trying to promote the right way of doing things will get your name on the layoff list. They love process and paperwork, and eschew results. Cliques abound, and if you do not have a British accent, a jewish mother, or some other claim to a power base, you will never be accepted.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! You are helping my next employer take over your business! EMC is going bye bye; I and your customers could not be happier.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Draper Utah

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EMC Corporation in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - EMC Corporation in Draper, UT

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    They pay very well. Really nice place to work.

    Cons

    The management is completely out of touch with what's going on. There is not employee employer loyalty which is why they have contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Have better training.



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