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EMC Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
2,056 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 185 reviews)

  • There is also good flexibility around shifts or if there is the need to work from home (in 61 reviews)


Cons
  • There is very little work/life balance - and not just in the US but in Europe as well (in 92 reviews)

  • Hard to change anything since it is a big company (in 49 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company!

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

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    World class colleagues with industry leading solutions... technical and political savvy. There are many internal opportunities in different groups or product divisions.

    Cons

    Overall benefit is not too much competitive comparing with other top tech companies. The frequent structure re-organization keep people feel challenging and not sure the future direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Software Engineer

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

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Healthy Atmosphere
    Flexibility in work
    Great scope of using technology

    Cons

    Difficult to commute especially in snow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    GSCM NPI Project Manager

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

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent opportunity for finding mentors

    Cons

    Silo'd in many respects. Engineering tosses GSCM around all the time and there isn't much you can do about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GSCM needs to be considered at a higher level and develop a more give and take relationship with the engineering department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Learned so much during my internship!

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

    I worked at EMC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Employer. Everyone is very nice and willing to help you. Learned a lot about Java and Hadoop during my summer internship.

    Cons

    Often left to find work on my own.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Well-run but very political

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    - Well-run company
    - Consistent focus on sales, product
    - Well-respected: customers liked our products

    Cons

    - Too much reliance on people being present in the office
    - Not enough spending on marketing programs to grow the brand (I was in marketing)
    - Many layers of management - makes it hard to advance
    - Can be very political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Invest more in marketing
    - Do more to provide career paths for employees

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work environment

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

    I worked at EMC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good company to work in, co-workers are friendly there. Managers are knowledgeable. Learnt a lot during intern.

    Cons

    Stable company that if you like challenges, not your perfect choice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sotware Engineer II

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Hopkinton, MA

    I have been working at EMC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Provides really good life work balance, never have addition job to do after work.

    Cons

    What I'm doing is testing and it's not that fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should employ more young people....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    EMC is a great company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    I love the company culture and direction.

    Cons

    In such a large company it is sometimes hard to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent salary, and good working conditions.

    Cons

    Good ol boy society, very insecure of new people and new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start observing your people more to determine their burn out level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Improving more in the past year than previous 10 years

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    EMC offers great medical benefits. It also offers plenty of personal and professional development through both internal and external training. The undergraduate and master's levels programs reimbursed and even onsite can't be beat. There is a great opportunity to move to different areas of the company especially in corporate. I've also seen the largest change in attitude about making the work environment better in the last year. We now often have "just for fun" activities like cookouts, ice cream socials, bowling outings, etc. to boost morale and to build teamwork.

    Cons

    There are a few areas that EMC could improve in. First and foremost the company has been taken over by corporate guilt and is preoccupied with diversity. Promotions especially to mid level management are based on hitting quotas of different groups (by gender, sexual preference, ethnic group, etc.) and not who is the best person for the position. They've moved directors from their offices to convert them to transgender bathrooms and breast feeding rooms. Most are empty 99% of the time.

    EMC also has a poor vacation policy and caps out at 4 week for 10 years. The 401k match is also less than other companies especially in the tech area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on the best person for a position and not trying to meet quotas. Concentrating on race, gender, etc. just creates reverse discrimination and further the problem.

    Look to reward long time employees with benefits that improve with longevity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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