EMC Reviews

Updated June 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. 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.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Old Boys Club with questionable ethics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Terrible!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Political, misdirected, uninspiring

    • 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 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.


  7. 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 .


  8. Helpful (2)

    Terrible Internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Miserable place to work

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

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

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

    Pros

    Peers are great to work with

    Cons

    -Salaries are so low there is no incentive to advance stick it out as hourly
    -Management holds employees accountable for them not meeting their bonuses.
     Quote from last meetin - "You are taking food off of my childrens plates"
    They lack the ability to properly motivate and manage a work group.
    Force us to start work 30 minutes before our shift starts and refuse to pay us for that 30 minutes.

    Advice to Management

    You are clueless


  10. Helpful (1)

    Program Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (3)

    An aggressive environment with old world views

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!



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