EMC Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
1,976 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work/life balance is pretty good, a lot of trainings if you have time to attend (in 177 reviews)

  • You can occasionally work from home if you have personal things to handle (in 56 reviews)


Cons
  • There is very little work/life balance - and not just in the US but in Europe as well (in 91 reviews)

  • Hard to change anything since it is a big company (in 47 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fast pace high energy company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in Franklin, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in Franklin, MA

    I have been working at EMC (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    exciting best of breed technology and products

    Cons

    difficult deadlines, expectations work/life balance a struggle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good internship

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

    I have been working at EMC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Managers go out of way to make sure you are satisfied with your work and you are learning.
    Treated as a real employee.
    Good compensation for an internship.

    Cons

    Some managers travel a fair amount so face time can be less than desired.
    For a technology company a lot of difficulties with internal systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Big company, big benefits and startup culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nashua, NH

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

    Pros

    The company is too big to write a generic review, since each group works differently. The group I worked in had talented people, and it was a pleasure to work with them. Benefits are really good at EMC, although the vacation time could be improved. Hardware was never an issue and people always had top of the line system.

    Cons

    The management changed almost every year and again this varies group to group. Annual raises are not that great and bonuses are sub par. The review system is flawed, because they can only give certain number of A.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall positive experience at EMC, but could benefit from a few improvements.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Education/Sales in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Education/Sales in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at EMC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was well compensated and offered two paid vacation days as well as a paid fourth of July holiday during my summer at EMC. All the employees I met and worked with at EMC were kind, helpful, and appreciative of thier jobs at EMC. My internship in particular was extremely independent which had its pros and cons but in general I enjoyed the independence. The internship allowed for flexibilty and the opportunity for me to contribute my own ideas and apply creativity to my work. My manager worked in a different office accross the country but was always available, helpful, and patient with me to ensure I gained as much out of my internship experience as EMC did.

    Cons

    I think the biggest issue with my internship is the disconnect between the interns in Pleasanton and the interns in other offices. My internship was a new and experimental position so some inconsistency was to be expected but at times, mostly in my first weeks, I felt like there wasnt always a purpose or place for me. I could tell there had been a lot of thought and effort put out to create helpful programs, talks, and workshops for interns in busier offices such as the Santa Clara office but there were no programs exclusive to interns in Pleasanton. Although we were invited to join the interns in Santa Clara for various events, commuting over in the heavy traffic didn't always seem like the most sensible or appealing soluton.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think if the Pleasanton office could develop a more organized, unified, and inclusive environment for their interns, I would not have any complaints about my time at EMC. At times I felt very isolated from not only other offices but also from other employees in the office. Seemed like I was "out of the loop" on many office events, perks, and happenings. These issues may be exclusive to my specific position and office, but still something to consider.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    EMC

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Director in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, technical education and product development. Very driven technical staff and highly professional. Lots of opportunity because EMC continues to purchase new technology.

    Cons

    Tough work life balance. A very coin operated / product sales / company. Driven by quarterly results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get rid of senior level managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Innovative and personable staff who work at a high velocity.

    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Southborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Southborough, MA

    I worked at EMC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work and life balance.

    Cons

    Creating buy-ins outside the PM Plan and performance testing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the knowledge and veracity of your subordinates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice place!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst Intern in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Data Analyst Intern in Draper, UT

    I have been working at EMC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Cool place to work. People are very helping.

    Cons

    Should provide full time opportunities to Summer interns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work life balance

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

    I worked at EMC (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Work/Life Balance and established/recognized organization. Mostly a sales organization; but they provide all the resources that you need to be successful.

    Cons

    Not much. Most managers have long tenures; can be good and bad. Organization is now becoming a set of Federations or separate companies that may or may not compete against one another

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be more strategic about vision and next generation products/services. Needs to move faster into developing markets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great! Super friendly people, they really care about interns. I had a great time getting to know other interns at events

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

    I worked at EMC as an intern

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the culture of being able to take on more responsibility if I wanted to. Allowed for professional development.

    Cons

    I thought that it was really difficult for me to get to work. I was commuting from berkeley to southbay and it was a really long commute and gas was not reimbursed for travel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

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

    I have been working at EMC full-time

    Pros

    Nice work culture and nice environment.

    Cons

    Very far away from my place.

    Recommends

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