EMC Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great products, terrible corporate culture

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

    I worked at EMC full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great individual contributors. Gave me the skillset to get the great job I have today.

    Cons

    Promotions are far and few between. Raises are minimal and were skipped two years in a row. Took my bonus and raise from me after a customer assaulted me and I complained about it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    EMC

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Logistics in Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Logistics in Franklin, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Willing to use technology to provide a better work life balance. Example ..telecommuting. The employees are knowledgeable and willing to teach ,train, learn. Middle management is flexible and willing to assist.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for career advancement /pay increase. Not strong in communicating goals and plan. Division of labor between groups leads to confusion & company is extremely top heavy.

    Advice to Management

    share in the wealth. value the people making you your bonus.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great benefits but no work life balance

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

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good but have slipped over the years. Great campus with on site gyms in most buildings. EMC name still looks good on a resume!

    Cons

    No work life balance. Working across multiple geographies means working around the clock. No budget for equipment or headcount which is leading to quality issues and burnout of employees which will have huge implications going forward.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your A players. Promotions are few and far between, raises aren't keeping up with the cost of living. Salaries have fallen behind the industry.The exodus has begun. This was a great company but remember, it doesn't matter how good your sales team is if they don't have a quality product to sell.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Varied experience depending on leadership

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    No matter what function or level, this is a fast paced company, with a ruthless focus on results. Take initiative and be passionate about your work. Lots of talented people work here, especially early in career.
    Can be an exciting an vibrant experience.
    Once you've earned your stripes, you also earn trust and flexibility.
    Progressive regarding remote working in most cases.

    Cons

    Command and control, hierarchical culture.
    Pervasive toxic leadership in some organizations.
    Lots of politics and emphasis on flash instead of substance.
    Some lifers have become complacent and are enabled to remain while offering little to no value.
    For an 'innovative' high tech company, they are laden with red tape and process.
    Resources are tight and headcount is almost impossible to grow. Even replacing a person who leaves voluntarily or is let go is difficult. This results in poor performers staying on longer than they should - even at very senior levels.

    Advice to Management

    Reward healthy leaders rather than those that strong arm.
    Invest in management development, especially in the Sales and HR organizations.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Declining comp with inflation and no more stock options

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

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

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

    Pros

    Steady pay, good benefits, good products, generous educational opportunities. No shortage of thank-you's voiced by leadership. Not much else good I can think of.

    Cons

    20% Performance based pay. 24 by 7 on call, including holidays, for field management. Leadership is always saying thank-you, but doesn't back it up financially.

    Advice to Management

    Staff for the 24 by 7 mission in the field, so we don't have to worry about the phone ringing nights, weekends and holidays. $24b in revenue, paying dividend and 69k employees, means there is no excuse for 24 by 7 standby. It's bad leadership to ignore it.


  7. On the customer service side, long hours, never enough, no pay increases.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Very good health benefits, Free coffee.The food sales doesn't want after a meeting they will let the customer service side have the crumbs.

    Cons

    Any customer service or pm positions that EMC can move to Draper Utah(contractors) or India they will. Not enough customer engineers to handle day to day service requests or IMAC activities. District service managers, CE'S are overwhelmed. If the customer is a level 4, EMC doesn't care about them. They are in the process now of laying off or early retire ASR's, FSS's CE's in order to hire younger people out of college(lower pay). Every action on the Customer service side is reactive / fire drill.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineer in IIG

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

    I have been working at EMC full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Nice people

    Cons

    The IIG group is basically dying a slow death. All our products are being sunsetted and offshored. There is very little growth and investment in new products. There is very little direction as to where we are headed as far as products.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out where you want to go. Improve the quality of the products. Focus more efforts on fewer things.


  9. EMC is at a crossroads

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pre-sales Technical Executive in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Pre-sales Technical Executive in San Jose, CA

    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

    There will be opportunities for people on the outside to come in and have a few good years. Fantastic people at EMC.

    Cons

    The company is suffering mightily with the "Innovator's Dilemma" and spends more time on positioning its own products against one another than it does fighting the competition. EMC moved from Sales Kickoff being the big event each year to the Marketing Event dominating...relegating Sales to a "virtual" affair. Not a good sign, but inevitable. This is no different than any big and mature company.

    Advice to Management

    Management is feasting on the remains. They have their places at the table and need no advice from those who haven't managed a spot for themselves.


  10. Stuck in the 20th century

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

    I have been working at EMC full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    If you don't want to work hard, or work long hours, you don't have to. You will rarely get an email after 5pm. Benefits are good, pay is so-so but could certainly be worse.

    Cons

    Everything moves at a frustratingly slow pace. Bureaucracy and consensus building is suffocating all creativity. Being creative and taking initiative will get you treated with suspicion rather than rewarded. I could go on, but those are the big ones.

    Advice to Management

    Start managing and rewarding by real tangible results, not by how many milestones in a bullsh!t process people can check as complete.


  11. I had good learning opportunities & worked with good people, but I do not like how they treat US-based resources.

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

    I have been working at EMC

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

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities and interesting work.

    Cons

    Does not reward top performers outside of engineering, and they use and discard resources.

    Advice to Management

    Reward and try to keep your top US performers.



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