EMC Reviews in New York, NY

Updated June 22, 2014
Updated June 22, 2014
1,909 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 164 reviews)

  • There is also good flexibility around shifts or if there is the need to work from home (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • There is very little work/life balance - and not just in the US but in Europe as well (in 84 reviews)

  • Becoming a really big company - small raises, can be political, but that goes with the territory of being at (in 44 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mostly great people with a few laggards

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    On the whole, a hard working group of pros who are intelligent and have a good understanding of the ecosystem - peers, competitors, partners, and adjacent businesses. The company is making the transition from a legacy storage business to a next-gen stack provider with Pivotal and VMware in the mix and is poised to be one of the few survivors of this epic transformation of the IT industry. Job mobility is reasonably good and career opportunities are good.

    Cons

    Laggards remain who only want to sell big boxes of disks, and many still don't understand the difference between infrastructure and what cloud really means. Fortunately, these are the minority and this group is shrinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing the federation story but bring the organizations much closer together.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at EMC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Alot of technology, most of it industry leading. Good quarters can be lucrative. Plethora of training available.

    Cons

    Pressure. The sales quotas go up every quarter. High turnover of account teams leaves engineers constantly looking over their shoulder. Management is also very stressed and have tendency's to take it out on team members. No real office. Sit in different location each day due to flex office space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up. They are engineers, not soldiers or puppets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Learn the technology then find a better company to build your career

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at EMC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great technology, training and work from home

    Cons

    Lack of diversity, poor work life balance. Very difficult corporate culture, not a good place if you are female or a minority. There's a reason why this company is never on the 'Best Companies to Work for' list!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's no hope here. Any change would mean they would not have jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Employee Experience

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at EMC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    EMC is a top company to work for. They offer strong leadership, onboarding, training, team support and structure that assists in the successful completion of projects and customer satisfaction

    Cons

    Some projects are bid without full input from the delivery team creating some issues to complete work in the timeframes with high quality required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure to validate with Key team members timelines and process and solutions at beginning in SOW creation for projects to better understand project deliverable expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Always changing landscape of opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Consulting  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Consulting in New York, NY

    I have been working at EMC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Was very entrepreneurial and some areas are still. Plenty of different discipline areas to explore and develop in. Customer satisfaction driven organization.

    Cons

    Becoming very bureaucratic in it's operations. Less cross role flexibility, meaning your role is all you're to be working on. Lost the basis of a good consulting organization. People are turning their brains off to work within the constraints of the machine that is being built. Doesn't seem to be improving consulting revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you want to stay effective and relevant, as a consulting services provider, you need to benchmark better against highly successful consulting organizations, especially for consultant retention and development. If you just want to be a body shop, then continue your path of rate erosion and lack of entrepreneurial outlets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place - fun - fast moving - never bored

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at EMC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work / Life balance. Planned own schedule and work meetings. Great tech company. Plenty of opportunities to move into different positions.

    Cons

    End of Quarter Stress. Too much pressure to close the quarter. Driven quarter to quarter. Super high focus on sales. Even for post sales positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work force.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at EMC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    EMC provided Smartest and biggest projects.

    Cons

    EMC was Constantly re-organizing which was confusing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce re-organization.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at EMC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hi-tech and a great company culture

    Cons

    Too many interview steps and the response was delayed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the process quick

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Liked the company, but Client Services group was non-existent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at EMC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits, PTO, etc. I was able to work at the client site for many years.

    Cons

    Kept stressing the importance of career growth, but their efforts to help were half-hearted. My management rarely showed its face to my client, and behaved as if they were entitled to have me work there. Also, there was too much focus on useless certifications with no advancement even if you did get them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember your strength is your consultants.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at EMC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Leading market share. Good products

    Cons

    Tough place to work. Constantly pressing you for more. 60 hrs per week is not enough. Like any place they punish success with higher quotas to check yiur income

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turnover is not a grest strategy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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