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EMC Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
2,183 Reviews
3.7
2,183 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. Featured Review

     

    Great company, knowledgeable management, good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    good company, friendly environment, people are smart

    Cons

    slow process, some people are lazy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall good company with decent managment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at EMC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid company with good benefits & good pay. Managment tends to be decent, especally on the sevices side. Good place to learn storage and storage services. My coworkers were mostly top notch. Joe Tucci seems to be a smart CEO and was fun to watch.

    Cons

    Seems like managment reorgs happen about once a year and turn things topsy turvy. A good direct manager can smooth these bumps, but not remove them. Heavily sales spiff driven culture which can be a challenge to a solutions driven archtect.
    Not the place to be if you want to learn about the new things going on in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much I can say here. Federation seems to be working for the shareholders. Perhaps look for ways to bring the salespeople back to earth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive compared to last technology company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    There is a high sense of teamwork.

    Cons

    Training is oriented toward staying current in position, versus skills enhancement.

  6.  

    Some good and some improvements needed

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Interesting work within a changing environment. Things change year to year, so the job is not stagnant.

    Very good benefits, 401k matching, health care options for singles and families.

    Openness to moving around within the company every 2-3 years. The company has tried hard to introduce new things to enhance overall experience (upgraded free coffee, random events with free beer during workday, good items at the cafeteria).

    Flexible work schedule (remote options, work-wise program) are available and management is open to letting their employees find the right balance.

    Cons

    The type of work changes based on Sr. Leadership decisions. Very reactive as a company, will make sweeping changes without a lot of understanding of what it takes to change.

    Pay scale is very lopsided, and year to year increases are extremely small, barely growing for inflation. Yearly reviews are done separately from Annual Compensation Reviews, thus taking all the negotiation power away from the employee. The Yearly reviews do not reflect the type of work the resource is providing to the group/company. Extreme lack of understanding of how to keep talent motivated and within the EMC family. Losing many people to start ups, based on tedious work and lower salary. In a good job market, EMC cannot compete if they don't change their salary and recognition standards.

    Some groups there is zero ability to move up, thus forcing the resource to look into other groups for promotions. HR is very hardlined about not going above the standard increase for even the top resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to create more opportunities within the same groups. Consider moving people around in order to keep them fresh and cross-trained when people leave.

    Need to promote and incentivize good "managers". These people are few and far between and it hurts the overall work environment when they leave.

  7.  

    Great company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    great paid, friendly teammates to work with

    Cons

    boring, people don't talk that much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    management, culture, and training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Inside Sales Representative in Franklin, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Inside Sales Representative in Franklin, MA

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Unbeleiveable 6 week sales training program. Management pushes you to develop as a person both inside and outside the office. Company culture is a huge plus, its a great group of people and no suprise that it was rated top 25 in the global list of "best companies to work for"

    Cons

    Very competetive, I consider it a pro and a con depending on the week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, good benefits, work/life benefits

    Cons

    It is one the best companies to work for, globally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Solid Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Good salary, good education regarding the product

    Cons

    Product messaging can be confusing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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