EMC Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Program Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Hopkinton, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Great Products, Great Name. You will learn a lot about storage and can really build a good foundation.

    Cons

    Everyone is like sharks. Little to no Diversity in idea, people or cultures. Not very fun place to work. Everyone is middle aged or older so no going out for drinks. Be prepared to work over 60+ hours a week. Very little resources and very little rewards or recognition.

  2. Helpful (3)

    An aggressive environment with old world views

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Director 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

    Not many good reasons to work there; they still allow remote workers and for some people to work from home. Didn't have to relocate to take this job.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity. Barely no women in exec roles, and certainly no people of color. Some chief leaders don't have degrees and they are very old school- don't use smart phone, etc. This all reflects in their behavior. They say they can't find qualified women to promote. People are extremely rude. Entry level people have aggressive tone, say things like "take it up with the boss". Very disrespectful of seniority and experience. Foul language is often used in the workplace. Doesn't really seem like a high tech company. It's like working in an old fashioned steel plant.

    Advice to Management

    A diverse workforce will add some innovation and balance of approach. It will bring EMC into the modern era where people act professionally, they don't curse or tell sexist jokes in the workplace. It is because all your senior leaders look and act the same, that they find this behavior acceptable. It is easy to see that EMC started >30 years ago as a furniture company. They are not high tech!

  3. Helpful (1)

    Not a place for the timid...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, opportunities to learn new technologies.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is non-existent and they will drive you until you can't take it anymore. More are unhappy but won't say it and I saw several leave in my tenure there to go to other tech companies to get away from the culture and were happy they left also. I advised a couple of friends to look elsewhere in their search.

    Advice to Management

    Look hard at the middle management layer as that is the piece of the pie that drove me away and is still driving others.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Company looking to hire at the cheapest possible wage

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at EMC full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    I changed divisions withing emc and I always had smart and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    - When I moved from east coast to the west coast, the HR offered no relocation, inspite of me asking him a few times
    - got a promotion but got only 3% raise
    - After 5 years when I applied outside, i realized I was being paid 40% below the market(stock+bonus)
    - Always interview outside emc, every 2 years to understand your worth so you can negotiate with HR

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect. You cannot expect to get good engineers in California, if you are going to pay then 30-40% below the market.

  6. EMC SMS is talent poor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Detroit, MI

    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

    There is not much other than demand for storage and VMWare should be good

    Cons

    EMC has technologies that any tech company with cash can come up with. Google,Microsoft,Amazon,IBM and Cisco will be lead the big data revolution. EMC will always be a second tier company as support and SMS lacks a good talent pool

    Advice to Management

    SMS management needs a shakeup, hiring people who were fired form EDS will not get the job done.

  7. Helpful (5)

    Pure scum.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Architect, Consulting in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Architect, Consulting in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at EMC full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    You have a job, period.

    Cons

    EMC is the worst company I've ever worked for - and I worked there for 10 years. It's very hard to get in the door, and though they pay well up front, you can forget about a raise. I went 4 years without one, and the other years were at 2%, even though I was a "rock star" making the company plenty of money in Consulting. I was setup for failure and let go because I couldn't meet their unrealistic certification goals, while also billing at 130%. The reason being very clear that I could be replaced by two foreign H1-B workers for the same amount they were paying me. And if you're considering working for EMC on an H1-B, realize that you will NEVER get a raise and they will bring you on as cheap as they can, and work you to death. I've seen it; my friends are still trapped there on their H1-B's.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and GENEROSITY. Perhaps as generous as the execs are to THEMSELVES. No Xmas parties, yet the execs get millions in stock and bonuses? It's classic raping of this country by the corporations. EMC squeezes the life out of their people, in an effort to increase the bottom line so the stock they give themselves, or their boards grant them, (and they grant other execs while sitting on THEIR boards - that's how it works), goes up and they make millions. Meanwhile, benefits are cut, there are hiring freezes, and everyone is expected to work twice as hard for no raises. Stay away from this parasitic company!

  8. EMC has one female senior executive

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Strong brand, buys competitors frequently

    Cons

    Low pay, limited advancement, forecast reviews are brutal

    Advice to Management

    EMC needs to be a positive place to work. Stop endlessing bashing every competitor and fix the product issues.

  9. Virtual Sweatshop...Nano-Management

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Appealing pay structure and benefits.

    Cons

    Hard to stay afloat with minimal direction and development from leadership. Seemed like there was high turnover which causes issues in developing markets. 3 new account managers in 2.5 years... really?

  10. Helpful (2)

    Simply The Worst! I'm looking to get out!

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

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

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

    Pros

    (1) Decent salary although EMC is extremely cheap with pay raises once you're in.

    Cons

    (1) Must work weekends and evenings.
    (2) Management considers holidays and vacations optional pending their approval.
    (3) Incredible amount of managers/beancounters whose sole purpose is to hunt for "non-performers" when they themselves are the biggest liability.
    (4) Annual Layoff where upper management hands the platter out demanding heads from lower management with financial incentive for providing heads. These are the people blamed for all the bad decisions management has made through the year. This way upper management looks like they've again fixed the "problem" and of course they get to keep their jobs.
    (5) Annual Hiring where more sacrificial heads are brought into the slaughter house.
    (6) Backstabbing is the norm. Employees are encouraged and rewarded for throwing their peers under the bus to management. This happens multiple times every day.

    Advice to Management

    Lay yourself off. Almost every manager at EMC seems like they use to be a sleezy used car saleman who figured out a way to make a lot more money by doing practically nothing.

    I would like to offer some advice but I truly feel EMC management is helpless.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Great until org got big, bloated, inefficient, and hyper-political

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

    I worked at EMC full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, flexible schedule, work from home, people (most, anyway)

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, politics, too many high-paid directors and VPs doing nothing of value, too many reorgs for the sake of reorgs, ultimately position offshored to China (an English technical writing job, no less!) with no warning or inkling.

    Advice to Management

    Know the value of your employees and choose quality work, accumulated knowledge, and breadth and depth of experience over mindless "cost savings."

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