EMC Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
1,984 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 180 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.  

    Principle SQA Engineer

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    Former Employee - Principal SQA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal SQA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with friendly working environment. Good salary and consistent bonus program.

    Cons

    The working environment is great but it is a crowded space with many technical leaders/ideas. Sometimes, I found it a bit challenge to promote one's new ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This truly is a great work environment with great benefits, strong leadership with a commitment to employees on a personal and professional level. There is plenty of opportunity to learn new skills, work with different teams and develop your career. Also there is a commitment from management to employees on both a personal level with the new giving back program which allows employees the opportunity to support their local charities and also larger work sponsored charity programs.

    Cons

    Several reorgs and changes within management and direction over the past several years has been somewhat disruptive to our direction. Although the communication of the changes has been open it has been difficult to stay on track with the constant change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, work culture and recognition of good work

    Cons

    EMC is slightly old fashioned compared to Silicon valley companies. If you are an immigrant looking for Green card, they make it very complicated for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The immigration team is very painful to work with and this could lead to employee attrition. The company has to meet the perks and work culture of Silicon valley companies if they are serious about retaining good talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent company with plenty of room for continued growth & success

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    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
  6.  

    An Amazing Organization where you are the only limit to your success

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    Current Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Draper, UT

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

    Pros

    Senior Management regularly meets with front line employees
    Ability to nominate anyone in the organization for awards and recognition with minimal red tape
    Paid time off to donate time to charity
    Extensive and complete benefits package
    Numerous growth opportunities
    Extensive training
    Fantastic work environment

    Cons

    Only con is that the size of EMC can make being nimble difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what you are doing, this is an amazing place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Manager

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    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
  8.  

    It was a very good experience

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    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
  9.  

    Great company, great culture

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    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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    Good, solid place to work.

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    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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