EMC Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Hi-tech and a great company culture

    Cons

    Too many interview steps and the response was delayed

    Advice to Management

    Make the process quick

  2. Helpful (4)

    Bad Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Hopkinton, MA

    I have been working 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

    The company still has money in the bank. They've managed to be profitable over the years but they're products are becoming obsolete so put your seat belts on!

    Cons

    (1) The company has an unwritten policy of sending as many technical jobs to China as possible. There is currently a vast Chinese employee base and it's rapidly growing.
    (2) The company posts many jobs on their website but have you ever tried applying? These are mostly fake job postings for the U.S. worker and U.S. applicants are ignored. Ultimately the company claims there is no qualified worker in the U.S. for these jobs and they hire cheap foreign workers to fill these positions.
    (3) Annual layoff where they purge U.S. workers claiming they are deadweight in order to hire more Chinese and Indian workers. EMC does this at least twice per year.
    (4) U.S. workers constantly are intimated by management and threatened with being laid off.
    (5) No pay raises. Annual review is optional so you don't really know what's going on with your performance. That way they can blind-side you with a layoff claiming you're deadweight.
    (6) Age discrimination. Most managers won't hire anyone over 35 years old.
    (7) Internal group bickering and animosity.
    (8) Back stabbing is rewarded. People constantly throw each other under the bus.
    (9) Upper management priority is to fatten their wallets at the expense of company well-being.
    (10) Company will soon be run by bean counter who is a hatchet man. He couldn't care less about the American worker. The current CEO ONLY cares about propping up the stock price and fattening his wallet before he ascends.
    (11) Company has no creative thinkers and prefers to buy other companies to enhance the technology.

    Advice to Management

    Replace yourself with creative ethical managers.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Account Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Leading market share. Good products

    Cons

    Tough place to work. Constantly pressing you for more. 60 hrs per week is not enough. Like any place they punish success with higher quotas to check yiur income

    Advice to Management

    Turnover is not a grest strategy

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  5. Helpful (2)

    excellent, until they put the wrong people into certain positions.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Franklin, MA

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay,benefits, hours, flexible, time off

    Cons

    to political of an environment. to many chiefs no indians. they put the wrong people in high positions who dont belong. higher ups do not know how to treat people. should have classes for managers/supervisors how to treat people and lead.

    Advice to Management

    listen to the employees when there is a complaint and act on it. when more than one person complains about the same individual something is wrong. and dont sweep it under the rug.

  6. Helpful (1)

    not a good company to join

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    good salary and thats about it.

    Cons

    this company is focusing more on outsourcing all projects to india and cutting jobs in North american region so I do not recommend anybody to go for it.

    the work environment is also not very good.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Old Boys Club with questionable ethics

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

    I have been working 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

    Everybody knows EMC and having it on your resume is positive yet nobody will ask you why you want to leave. Great career advancement opportunity if you are a white male who trophy hunts and spends time with colleagues at the bar.

    Cons

    - Fear and shame based management -Who you know vs what you know success factor -Aggressive to point that drives many to enage in unethical behaviour which is often condoned

    Advice to Management

    Take HR seriously. Management needs training. Biased culture so pervasive that it is normalized. Noi work life balance.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Terrible!

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

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

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

    Pros

    None! ....I guess the only thing is the pay and that you'll learn a lot!

    Cons

    Be prepared to be treated like crap, work 50-70 hour weeks and get no recognition for it, and after taking the time to learn EMC's technology and industry, to be let go for some one with more experience...perhaps in the corporate office, the experience is different.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to get to know your employees and see their potential. Don't ruin their careers when you see the first sign that they don't have enough technical knowledge about a product. Also, avoid defamation, and fraudulent claims on the PIP plans. Don't set your employees up to fail, or make promises and agreements where you mislead them. I know former EMC employees who are considering suing their former managers or EMC.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Political, misdirected, uninspiring

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

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and good benefits. Does attract some highly talented technical staff at the low levels. EMC has a good brand name for now. Hosts good conferences.

    Cons

    Invests too much in overseas product development which will tarnish the EMC brand soon due to poor product quality. The middle management at EMC is uninspiring and untalented with very dated skills which leads to an aggressively political environment. Much of the leadership is too fearful of retribution for making a wrong decision which inevitably causes lost opportunities. The culture at EMC looks to blame others rather than getting the work done and often takes credit from someone else's efforts and accomplishments.

    Advice to Management

    At your next employee survey ask questions regarding the topics in the Cons section and allow the employees to specifically identify the incompetent management by name. You'll soon see who truly needs to be "restructured" rather than laying off the hard working and dedicated workers. And open your eyes to the true cost of offshoring your software development and bring those jobs back to the US.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Horrifying

    Current Contractor - Material Handler in Franklin Square, NY
    Current Contractor - Material Handler in Franklin Square, NY

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

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

    Pros

    There are no pros at EMC

    Cons

    We're to starts well 1#EOQ long hours and is not voulentered your are told to works crazy hours or your fired 2# fake shipments that are shipped out for revue that go out and come back in doors down 3# managers are afraid of there boss and will not stick up for anyone
    4# people have not gotten raise in 5 plus years 5# should a child of a manager work for there parent and get away with murder.

    Advice to Management

    You really need to listen to your employees you works us to the bone and we don't ever see the reward for our work .

  11. Helpful (2)

    Terrible Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Hopkinton, MA

    I worked at EMC as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    It's a successful, large company with an equally large internship program. Many people have told me that their time at EMC was enjoyable.

    Cons

    The work culture/attitude of EMC is incredibly uncomfortable and stressful. My boss tried to tell me I wasn't being paid for certain things when the time was, in fact, billable. Occasionally he also tried to get me to work overtime for free (since at EMC interns are discouraged from working overtime).

    Advice to Management

    Stressing out your employees makes them less productive. A more comfortable environment is much better for work and creative thinking.

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