EMC Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
1,981 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work/life balance is pretty good, a lot of trainings if you have time to attend (in 179 reviews)

  • There is also good flexibility around shifts or if there is the need to work from home (in 58 reviews)


Cons
  • There is very little work/life balance - and not just in the US but in Europe as well (in 91 reviews)

  • Hard to change anything since it is a big company (in 47 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent company with plenty of room for continued growth & success

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT

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

    Pros

    Very dynamic company with distributed, shared leadership. Lots of opportunities for learning & growth. High value placed on diversity & inclusion. Great products & services. Creative & powerful "federation" strategy.

    Cons

    Still trying to break away from the perception of being a storage-centric company. High level of organizational complexity which can be confusing or frustrating for some people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Hopkinton, MA

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Competitive compensation
    A lot of opportunities for growth with the company
    Strong management team, taking the company in the right direction

    Cons

    Few vacation days
    Many public holidays are treated as 'floating', making them difficult to actually convert to days off (you need to ask for what's already yours)
    Office space lacks sunlight - most buildings originally designed as labs, not offices

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good, solid place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a very good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Highly intelligent teammates
    Free snacks and drinks
    Interesting projects

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that it was a bit difficult to find documentation about certain projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, great culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Top tier talent, great managers, culturally conducive to a work/life balance that fosters success. Great vision by the leaders of the organization and drive initiatives that get results.

    Cons

    Perks limited, visibility outside of immediate organization low. There is definitely a career path, just need to state it from the start

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage development to areas outside of immediate business unit

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    great office culture, mentors for interns and rotators

    Cons

    location is far outside Boston

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Improving more in the past year than previous 10 years

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    • 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
  9.  

    Good Working experience as Coop

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Hopkinton, MA

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

    Pros

    Good Experience, great team. loved the working environment. Working during summers is fun, lot of events.

    Cons

    Took almost 3 months to get started with my work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My team was great, very accommodating and helping. They aren't into agile methodologies but trying to move to that.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Recruiter

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    AWESOME, cool, lovely, fun and happy to be with others

    Cons

    Not all managers care about internal growth

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Hopkinton, MA

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to network with many people. Comfortable pay base and training available.

    Cons

    If you know someone then your practically in with the company. If you don't, meet someone that currently works there. Competition for available positions is aggressive. There is always someone that is younger, smarter, or more experienced. That's when knowing someone at the company can pay off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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