EMC Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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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. Featured Review

    Great company, knowledgeable management, good benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    The benefits here are good. The company is on top and still on the rise. The management knows what they are doing and where they are going.

    Cons

    Salary is lower than average despite the good benefits. The future career plans of the individual is not particularly cared for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Director, Software Engineering at EMC

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    Current Employee - Director, Software Engineering
    Current Employee - Director, Software Engineering

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Large company with good benefits. Solid revenue stream.

    Cons

    Growth has slowed, and stock price is fairly stagnant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't need to look outside to fill senior leadership roles. Plenty of talent in house.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great place to work, upward mobility if you work hard and make yourself visible

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Great leadership, pays well, awesome colleagues, innovative at the heart, supports ideas, leader in IT industry

    Cons

    Very large, global, can be political, male-dominated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make yourselves available more often, whether it's town halls or in person meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy, UT

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    Work life balance, good salary for the region. Great exposer to the cloud, and the ITIL practices. IF you apply yourself, you can make it larger next time around at similar companies.

    Cons

    Always pushing to have the next cert with no pay increase. Little in the way of bonuses, over a 3 year period for my run. Was told by my manager, I cant give it to you as there is not enough from upper management to go around and it was given to 1 person on a team of 20+. Accomplishments mean little to management, who only fly by the numbers, and not by the big picture or give in, or push an alternate way when a better idea comes along, regardless if you save an account worth millions or demonstrated another way works better than their, large ego's abound, don't step on any toes!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Way to restrictive on time off, and PTO day usage. This is a cover your but organization, and you get nailed hard when the hammer comes down.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Great benefits, fun place to work, good community/culture, driven management

    Cons

    Been here 2 years, not much to complain about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. SQA

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    Current Employee - SQA in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - SQA in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place work, cool technologies

    Cons

    Nothing much to talk here except for the facility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great opportunties

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    Current Employee - Associate Business Operations Analyst in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Business Operations Analyst in Hopkinton, MA

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    work-life balance, development opportunities, and strong guidance from leadership

    Cons

    needs to update its structure and address the large age gap and the problems it creates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a more innovative feel to the work place to foster creativity and collaboration

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I worked at EMC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    decent pay, good benefits, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    limited upside momentum, stuck in position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none. Very satisfied.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Opportunities abound for motivated professionals

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager (Technical) in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager (Technical) in Hopkinton, MA

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

    Pros

    -Significant corporate investment in employee training
    -Opportunities to work in multiple functional areas
    -Industry leader in technology infrastructure solutions

    Cons

    -Difficult to advance without moving around the company
    -"Old School" management is slow to retain young and ambitious talent
    -Change is slow in such a large organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Make significant changes to talent retention strategy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Can learn about a breadth of technologies, access to upper management, ability to grow cross functionally.

    Cons

    Depending on the group product managers get treated like crap. They are given little training in the technology or product but are rapped on the wrist if they don't know everything from day one. It's a dogs life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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