EMC Reviews

Updated June 21, 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 (2)

    VP

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    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


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    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.


  3. 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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  5. Helpful (2)

    Beware

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Starting salary is usually good. There is decent training, but many complain it's not enough or that not enough time is allocated for training.

    Cons

    You can count on being replaced by cheaper imported resources, who are desperate enough to take your position at half what you were making. They also abuse these people, who will not be given a raise for many years, unless they can somehow get another job on their H1-B visa. So, besides outsourcing jobs overseas, EMC imports jobs at a much lower cost. Sounds great if you're a stockholder. Sounds horrible if you're an employee.

    Advice to Management

    I was a loyal employee for 15 years. I was a go-to person for specialized needs, and "saved the day" many, many, times in high-profile, multi-million dollar sales situations. I was rewarded by no loyalty in return. This may be the standard in today's corporate world, but EMC could rise above this brutal, anti-American, attitude. Take a little less money at the top and a little from the shareholders, and pay your people what they deserve and give them the respect they have earned. Be loyal to your employees and they will be loyal to you. That's worth more than you know. Also, consider the effect on morale when someone such as myself is forced out - on trumped up reasons, no less. I wonder how many people left after seeing how I was setup for failure, and then let go - even though bringing in more revenue than ever before in my career there, with guaranteed contracts to keep it that way for several more years. This isn't a "revenge" review; this is just the simple facts.


  6. Helpful (3)

    pre-sales Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at EMC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great product and solution set

    Cons

    They treat people very badly


  7. Helpful (2)

    RMA Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laborer in Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Laborer in Franklin, MA

    I worked at EMC

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

    Pros

    Treats their employees very well.

    Cons

    Does not give warnings just terminates

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees a head up if they're going to get fired


  8. Helpful (2)

    Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Good training for professional selling

    Cons

    Sales organization is a pyramid scheme where sales executives are driven hard the first 1-2 years but are then cut so their opportunities can go to top performers.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the green and corruption that is rampant in the organization.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Senior Account Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY

    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

    Good pay, benefits. Some good people.

    Cons

    There is too much overlap between products. Many of EMC's products compete against one another. EMC's products also compete against VMware and VCE's products (VMware and VCE are owned by EMC). This causes confusion for customers and needless internal strife for sales, and technical teams.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clear product strategy and pursue it. Purpose built storage hardware is moving towards commoditization just like all hardware does over time.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Terrible

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC

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

    Pros

    it's a job and that's it

    Cons

    - poor leadership
    - constantly changing strategy and priorities
    - org structures are trashed for a new org structure and than later reimplemented 3 months later under a different name
    - like playing point the finger? it was invented here. no accountability.
    - followers trying to be innovators through acquisitions of start-ups

    Advice to Management

    move up or move out


  11. Helpful (6)

    Won't be relevant too much longer.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager

    I worked at EMC

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

    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 Management

    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.



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