EMC
3.5 of 5 1,786 reviews
www.emc.com Hopkinton, MA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.5 1,786 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

EMC Chairman, President, and CEO Joe Tucci

Joe Tucci

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72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "work-life balance is good and you have chance working with lots of smart guys"
    in 147 reviews
  • "There is also good flexibility around shifts or if there is the need to work from home"
    in 50 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance is something EMC has tough time with"
    in 74 reviews
  • "Becoming a really big company - small raises, can be political, but that goes with the territory of being at"
    in 43 reviews
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    Evil Machine Company is very very true...

    Sales Engineer (Former Employee)
    Nashville, TN

    ProsPay used to be good now just like any other IT company. Not a major incentive anymore. If you have the memory the size of their storage arrays to learn everything they require you to know then you can hold your job. If not they toss you out like garbage.

    Cons60 hour plus work week. Run by Sales, Customer Service organization going down the toilet . Used to be first in any industry. Now company run horribly. Required to be A+ player anything less not satisfactory. Too much pressure. Local and Corp Management all basically have ni human skills to empower their workforce but rather use intimidation tactics to keep you working hard. Run like a concentration camp. Management poor at all levels in all org groups.

    Stock reflective through the years ( pathetically hasn't moved much in 10 years). Other companies such as Hitachi, NetApp and HP much better

    Quality of life is none existent. You are expected to be available anytime all the time.. really.
    Company has become pathetic to work for. Never ever work for this company. You have been warned. ......

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of Joe Tucci. He has only done damage to the company and in 14 years hasn't done much for the stock price. Pathetic leader..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lack of vision, lackluster higher management on the software side (IIG)

    Consultant Software Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsNot much actually. Would not work there again, quite a frustrating experience.

    ConsStupid layoffs of the wrong persons, no vision, projects get started and get killed. The IIG division will not last for a very long time IMO. Not talking about the rest of EMC, I heard it's a successful company but not very exposed to the storage side.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo something for more than 2 years, maybe it will work. You don't know, you never tried.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrific

    Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee)
    Hopkinton, MA

    ProsThe benefits are the only thing I can think of that are of any value if you work for this company.

    ConsRampant nepotism, no useful training, no raises, no respect, caters to college grads and supplies them with extensive training, etc. What you get for a salary is pretty much what you will continue to get year after year unless you work a lot of extra hours without compensation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should understand that your employees are people and overwork themselves for you. They deserve respect and compensation for their hard work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOk pay
    Very hard to think of anything else positive to day.

    ConsHardware based company with sales and engagement teams clueless of the digital world.
    Internal IT systems the worst I've seen at any place.
    Work life balance is horrible.

    Anyone considering employment at EMC should dig in and do your homework before joining. seriously, you have been warned!

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor a technology company focus on data and IT, eat your own dog food and give your employees the best tools to work with.
    Take a good look at the mindset and culture create and honestly ask yourself are you competitive in a digital world?

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    Not a good place for beginners

    Associate Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsProfessional work environment, brand name

    ConsBangalore office did not get enough or exciting projects. Not a competitive work environment. Poor benefits

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    This place is inconsistent at best, and a lot of jobs are going to India. Irvine, CA is in the process of shutting down.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsBig company health benefits, overly restrictive 401K. Annual email blasts from upper management will try to convince you to vote as Best Place to Work in the US, so the entertainment value is high if you like drama. In fact, if you like drama this might be your best place to work. No I'm serious.

    ConsManagement communication quality is among the worst. They opened a new "Center for Excellence" in India and started sending jobs there once someone in upper management from India was installed in the ranks. So while they may be hiring in Irvine, CA for some positions, rest assured that as soon as they can replace you they will.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's OK to hire good managers, and to churn the bad ones. You've done neither very well. Some of these people routinely expose you to litigation on a weekly basis. I chuckle under my breath when I think of the other companies I've seen that also took a big fail on this (Motorola).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    EMC IS EVIL!! Avoid the torture...

    Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Hopkinton, MA

    ProsMoney in bank. EMC is very good at stashing lots of cash away while giving employees no annual pay raise!

    ConsSo many... (1) Employees are pressured to work without end. I come home from work after an 8AM-8PM period and open the laptop on the kitchen table (including many weekends). (2) Big releases are pitched as "we need to get this done to save our jobs!" (3) Release occurs and makes enormous money and then .... they lay off a lot of the design team. They call it "reshaping", "searching for top talent", "getting rid of the deadwood", .... They make up nice catchy terms for laying off U.S. workers and outsourcing as much as possible to China.

    EMC product cycle includes: (1) Hiring smart/qualified U.S. workers ("top talent") to design and develop the new product under great stress ("permanent employee"). (2) Releasing the new product and performing initial maintenance releases. (3) Transferring all future support/maintenance to the China team. (4) Laying off many of the U.S. workers and labeling them "deadwood".

    I've worked in the high tech industry for over 30 years and have never been part of such an evil culture. There are many managers at EMC who enjoy disrupting peoples lives and laying them off. You will be passively threatened each day at this company with losing your job. Your manager will readily throw you under the bus and blame problems on you.

    And the truth is this company has very little innovation. Most of the work is porting the existing millions of code lines writing back in the 1990's to newer faster processors. This company simply buys other companies when it needs to innovate. Thus if you like code porting then you might like one thing about EMC.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back in time and run a concentration camp.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very Bad place to work

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Pune (India)

    ProsNothing good here. Employee are treared very badly by top level management

    ConsDue to the decision made by Top level Management Employes are treated very badly. Employees are fired according to the management will. performance of employee is neglected. And many more :(

    Advice to Senior ManagementVery bad way off firing. At-least improve the way you fire the employee. You are not here to create the Job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Manager (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsHi-tech and a great company culture

    ConsToo many interview steps and the response was delayed

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake the process quick

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bad Company

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Hopkinton, MA

    ProsThe company still has money in the bank. They've managed to be profitable over the years but they're products are becoming obsolete so put your seat belts on!

    Cons(1) The company has an unwritten policy of sending as many technical jobs to China as possible. There is currently a vast Chinese employee base and it's rapidly growing.
    (2) The company posts many jobs on their website but have you ever tried applying? These are mostly fake job postings for the U.S. worker and U.S. applicants are ignored. Ultimately the company claims there is no qualified worker in the U.S. for these jobs and they hire cheap foreign workers to fill these positions.
    (3) Annual layoff where they purge U.S. workers claiming they are deadweight in order to hire more Chinese and Indian workers. EMC does this at least twice per year.
    (4) U.S. workers constantly are intimated by management and threatened with being laid off.
    (5) No pay raises. Annual review is optional so you don't really know what's going on with your performance. That way they can blind-side you with a layoff claiming you're deadweight.
    (6) Age discrimination. Most managers won't hire anyone over 35 years old.
    (7) Internal group bickering and animosity.
    (8) Back stabbing is rewarded. People constantly throw each other under the bus.
    (9) Upper management priority is to fatten their wallets at the expense of company well-being.
    (10) Company will soon be run by bean counter who is a hatchet man. He couldn't care less about the American worker. The current CEO ONLY cares about propping up the stock price and fattening his wallet before he ascends.
    (11) Company has no creative thinkers and prefers to buy other companies to enhance the technology.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReplace yourself with creative ethical managers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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