EMC Reviews

Updated June 21, 2015
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EMC Chairman, President, and CEO Joe Tucci
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Pros
  • Work/life balance in most system administration functions are good if you can set deliberate limits with managers (uncomfortable to say the least) (in 185 reviews)

  • Work from home option for some teams (in 61 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is off but comes with the territory (in 92 reviews)

  • Still a big company with all that comes with it (in 49 reviews)

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  1. FT employee contracted out to client

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in East Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in East Brunswick, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits. Access to latest in IT. Great co-workers and bosses. Excellent severance system (pay continuation) provides financial security.

    Cons

    Quarterly reports that took so much time to write but were barely looked at by management. If you're assigned full-time to a client you don't truly feel part of EMC, as you're quite disconnected. Too many bosses and re-orgs (back a few years ago).

    Advice to Management

    You're doing well. At the customer engagement level, more team leaders to encourage and assist the staff performing the work. And when the client ended my engagement, you were there to help me move on. Not many companies do that and it was incredibly appreciated.


  2. Schedule and Dispatch Specialist/Customer Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SCHEDULE and DISPATCH SPECIALIST/CUSTOMER ENGINEER in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - SCHEDULE and DISPATCH SPECIALIST/CUSTOMER ENGINEER in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at EMC (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Solid benefits, generally supportive work environment. Option to telecommute.

    Cons

    Long work hours; unbalanced work streams. Lack of opportunity for employee improvement and advancement.


  3. Used to work there wish I still did

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at EMC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, above average wages. They do not hold back when it comes to raises, bonus money and rewards. They treat there people right

    Cons

    Upper Management is in the ivory tower and not in touch with the lower levels. The only time you hear from them are at events such as kickoff or the like.


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  5. Sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company culture, product portfolio and high earnings potential.

    Cons

    Work / Life balance with extremely demanding workload


  6. Helpful (2)

    Senior Account Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY

    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

    Good pay, benefits. Some good people.

    Cons

    There is too much overlap between products. Many of EMC's products compete against one another. EMC's products also compete against VMware and VCE's products (VMware and VCE are owned by EMC). This causes confusion for customers and needless internal strife for sales, and technical teams.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clear product strategy and pursue it. Purpose built storage hardware is moving towards commoditization just like all hardware does over time.


  7. Helpful (1)

    good company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best benefits among other IT companies. Longest annual leave given, Best Medical insurance, Flexible working hours. Have best solution in Data related infrastructure and software.

    Cons

    I have lousy boss that time, so even the company is great, a worst boss can ruin it all.


  8. Good, solid place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in White Plains, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home available full-time.
    Low-stress most of the time.
    Solid sales/business, so not a lot of drama.

    Cons

    Can be mundane/boring.
    Slow to move up unless you constantly say yes.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Limited opportunity to grow but ample to Stay where you are .

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solution Architect in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Solution Architect in New York, NY

    I worked 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

    Get some good training and spend time on making right contacts. EMC Brand helps to built your own career in corporate world. Exciting to know inside story of how branding and marketing works in technology world !!
    There are lot of EMC product out in market and you will always have work.

    Cons

    Promotions and salary hike are for chosen few . it is very closed licensed based products , so you are stick to it for rest of your career. Company put his profit first and foremost before employee. lots of management changes makes you wonder where you will be tomorrow.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work on training and share profit with larger group of employee.


  10. Helpful (1)

    It was pleasant but nothing to write home about

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice people with a nice atmosphere. good benefits.

    Cons

    not big raises. no good training.


  11. A waste of my time!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Systems Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They REALLY want you to stay current on your education!

    Cons

    For over a year, I've done nothing. All I want to do is the job that I was hired for (SE to one of the major SIs they partner with). But I have not been given the opportunity. Never given the chance to interact with team members, staff. Am still trying to understand why I was hired. But the good thing was I got paid all my salary/bonuses. I was in sales, and for the last 4 months, had no expenses to report!

    Advice to Management

    Give people the chance to do the job they were hired to do, don't go off doing their job, act like a manager, not one of the staff......



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