EMC Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Tossed after 15 years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at EMC

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

    Pros

    If you like an agressive company with high pressure, long hours, high expectation from management and dealing with the dictatorship of the Sales org. THIS COMPANY IS A PERFECT FIT FOR YOU. Tons of online training and non in class. All is provided virtually

    Cons

    Good ole boys club in regards to promotions and getting ahead in the company. High pressure, unbelievable expectations in terms of what you need to know in all areas EMC sells into NOT just storage.

    Advice to Management

    EMC is losing focus and is trying to be the one stop shop for any IT Organization small medium or large. Too many products too much to swallow for it's employees that are stretched very very thin. If your going to acquire so many companies then hire an equal amount of field personnel to handle the additional product load. It's become ridiculous can't you see it.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Overall, its a not so great company to work for

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

    I have been working at EMC

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

    Pros

    Leader ship has taken up some innovation decisions to encourage information flow between the teams, makes me feel confident about the company future.

    Cons

    EMC has some smart engineers and managers, but all the engineering work tends to be done at Boston location, folks at other campuses are wasting their time. Low pay scales Minimal perks. Very low annual raises. Does not encourage feedback, people who are loud in their opinions seem to be laid off at the first opportunity.


  3. Sales Executives & Middle Management don't have a clue

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

    I have been working at EMC full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits, 401K is solid, ESPP is nice, but EMC stock is a bit of a dog.

    Cons

    Where to start. Senior Sales management has been in place way to long. Sales is still focused on selling storage vs. selling solutions. Getting out sold by smaller more agile companies who are selling cloud solutions. Most sales management and middle management have only worked for EMC. This means they have no other perspective on how to sell and build and develop a strong sales team. When EMC does attract good talent, when they decide to go else where, EMC likes to threaten with legal action.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some rock start executive sales mgt from outside of EMC and promote the best people, not the people who have "connections" back to the boston based mother ship.


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  5. No Growth

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits. Lot of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Consultant promotions, review and feedback mechanism lacks a good process that has an adverse impact on the promotions and salary increase.


  6. Great potential but full of politics and nepotism with everything else in between

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    Benefits are top notch with lots of perks Stable for now Great technology to work on OK salary People you work with have a great spirit, attitude, and are always willing to help.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth considering it's a large company management wants to keep you where you are to play safe Lots of nepotism and individuals that are not qualified in high positions Management changes heads almost every six months. Plan to do your role and only your role.

    Advice to Management

    Talent comes in all shapes and sizes. Give fair opportunity to all individuals and those that are qualified, regardless of race or ethnic background. Offer room for advancement and give people a chance to voice their opinions. Keep individuals that are good at their roles by offering incentives.


  7. working at firm for two years in global consulting unit

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

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

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

    Pros

    nice co-workers, decent managers, time management is good, if you get your work done no one bothers you

    Cons

    Sales force is very weak, they sell what is easy and commodity, no idea how to be strategic and don't have senior relationships. Staffing is almost always throwing bodies at a project

    Advice to Management

    push the envelope and decide if you are really going to be a services firm or just hardware (commodity)


  8. Worst Professional Experience

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

    I worked at EMC

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

    Pros

    Home Office, salary, and bonus plan.

    Cons

    Extremely poor Manager. Unrealistic expectations with minimal direction. Was asked to communicate info I didn't agree with, and didn't want to be associated with the message, but was forced to send it. I was expected to work weekends and was belittled when I didn't. Extreme pressure to draw blood from a turnip on a regular basis. First time I quit a job without having another position lined up. I went on to secure an excellent position with another organization where my talents are clearly respected.

    Advice to Management

    Look at any Manager with a high turn-over rate, and figure out why. Most likely, it's the Manager, and you're actually losing good talent in their employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Opportunities to Change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at EMC full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    I worked here for eight years and had 3 roles over those 8 years. I had a lot of support with switching roles and with relocating. Compensation was better at the end with being a systems engineer, not so great when I started as a consultant. Leadership is non-existent, first line managers have no say in anything, when I left there was a huge communication chasm between upper management and the field. Benefits are good overall, there was a 401k match, healthcare, Employee Stock Purchase.

    Cons

    First line managers are essentially worthless. They have a don't rock the boat mentality. I'm not even sure how some became managers, most likely out of desperation from upper management. The company no longer is an engineering company but led by marketing. THere is no office culture, no HR, work life balance is fine after a while.


  10. Program marketing manager review

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

    I worked at EMC

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

    Pros

    Benefits, lots of wonderful people work in the trenches.

    Cons

    It was incredibly corporate when I was there. Different departments have their own way of doing things, making it hard to get simple things done. Environment can still be very insular, especially if you aren't a formal Digital employee.


  11. mixed

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    Complimenting management will bring gains.

    Cons

    Not enough respect for employees.



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