EMC Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Beware

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    pre-sales Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  3. Helpful (2)

    RMA Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Account Executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Senior Account Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (4)

    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


  8. Helpful (6)

    Won't be relevant too much longer.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Never work manufacturing here,

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Production Associate in Franklin, MA
    Former Contractor - Production Associate in Franklin, MA

    I worked at EMC as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Can't be fired, but if you stay you'll eventually die.

    Cons

    Just a front so they can pick up U.S. gov contracts if it wasn't for that it would all be in China, and don't ever expect to be converted from contractor, you'll die before that.

    Advice to Management

    Twelve dollars an hour with no benefits, sick days, vacation time or prospects gets exactly what you pay for.


  10. Helpful (4)

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

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

    I have been working at EMC

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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?


  11. Helpful (2)

    EMC Sux

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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)

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

    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 Management

    More independence for west coast organizations.



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