EMC Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
1,922 Reviews
3.7
1,922 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work/life balance is pretty good, a lot of trainings if you have time to attend (in 164 reviews)

  • There is also good flexibility around shifts or if there is the need to work from home (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • There is very little work/life balance - and not just in the US but in Europe as well (in 84 reviews)

  • Becoming a really big company - small raises, can be political, but that goes with the territory of being at (in 44 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wonderful Internship Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Talent Acquisition  in  Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Global Talent Acquisition in Hopkinton, MA

    I have been working at EMC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    EMC has a very friendly and welcoming work environment. The company is very flexible with your work/life schedule and the pay is great. My department is very fast paced and keeps me busy with projects that help me to better understand my career goals. I was welcomed by a very supportive staff who rotates frequently to show me the various roles that our department has to offer. I love the fact that every building has a gym and café area, both which are very convenient.

    Cons

    Car-pooling from Worcester gets a little irritating and expensive after a while. I think that the company should do a shuttle for interns who don't have cars. It will be more convenient! Also, I would like to see more diverse backgrounds giving full time employment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at EMC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The team I worked with was a fantastic group of people. Human Resources stays on top of the newest and best benefits for the organization.

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance is a bit off. Would like to have more "fun" brought back into the environment in the office.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Strong work ethic, competes hard

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Services  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Services in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at EMC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Focused and driven culture, accountable employees, good online training opportunities, key player in IT industry. Moves fast and often seem to compete harder than many of our competitors. Much flexibility around work arrangements as long as work gets done.

    Cons

    Annual performance review process is inconsistent, sometimes received them, sometimes didn't. No company matching for charitable contributions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company, stuck with legacy technology & customer base

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA

    I worked at EMC full-time

    Pros

    Strong can-do culture
    Visionary leadership and still an industry leader
    Good pay
    Good at Sales and Engineering - execution is key

    Cons

    Has become too cumbersome organizationally
    Not nimble enough in reacting to changing market
    Need to act more as a global company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Experiment more - try new business models, tiger teams/spinouts for new technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can't beat the benefits here

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    It's a big company so it's dependent on which organization you get into. Career advancement is good there because hiring managers are just an email away. That's how I got my last 2 positions there. The health insurance and 401k plan is good. I'd recommend you anyone looking to retire to work there just for the benefits. I'd also recommend anyone looking to go to school while working to work there for the Tuition Reimbursement and job connections.

    Cons

    More than likely you will be under paid as an Engineer. Most software jobs there are stable, but chances they will eventually be outsourced.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Emc was a great place to work!!

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    Former Employee - Implementation Delivery Engineer  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Implementation Delivery Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at EMC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Pay also I worked in a great group of people!!!!!

    Cons

    Very Political Company!! Very clicky!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good, Well-Managed Company

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at EMC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very execution focused, and decisive. Also, very prudently managed. Very good people. Very technical. Work/life balance is improving as a corporate cultural value.

    Cons

    Complex organizationally. Some redundant functions. Despite outstanding financial performance, stock remains flat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buy back shares, and explore other ways to move the stock price.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Feel good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Security Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Security Engineer

    I have been working at EMC full-time

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and perks. Super flexible manager and work schedule. Tons and tons of growth opportunity. Innovative ideas are always welcome. Lot of investment goes in for the employee. Work-life balance is good as well. Well-thought leadership.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is the compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good overall company with excellent benefits

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    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect  in  White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in White Plains, NY

    I worked at EMC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I liked the remote worker flexibility and collaborative mentality. Lots of technical talent to bring to bear when solving issues. Opportunities to move to other areas within the business as well as partner businesses such as VMware

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be tough. Sales is a revolving door which makes other parts of the delivery and customer sat process a challenge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It was a good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    Free company events and contests, cafeteria onsite, laidback work atmosphere

    Cons

    The End of the Quarters are brutal to work. Maybe ease up on the employees.

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