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EMC Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
2,189 Reviews
3.7
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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.  

    I love working with EMC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    Finished product and the loving atmosphere of the job and the people.. A Lot of room to grow

    Cons

    Hiring managers went off he say she said instead of being professional and investing certain situations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest yourself because nine times out of ten the outcome of things could be different

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Big and nimble

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

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    People focused on technology. Always self-critical and willing to change and adapt to the rapidly evolving competitive landscape. Nice mix of growth, through acquisition and organic. Great benefits, outstanding even (parental leave, autism, adoption assistance - not just a run of the mill benefits package). #18 on the Global Great Places to Work list for 2014 and striving to improve. Walking the talk, not just marketing their way there. True focus on and belief in diversity and inclusion. Lots of smart people working hard.

    Cons

    It's a big company! Scale can bring bureaucracy. Messaging can get blurry, especially when trying to get >70K employees to understand and embrace new and evolving strategies and tactics. Sr. Executive Leadership is a little too insulated from the rest of the population.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the Sr. level folks....Come on down to the cafeteria sometime! You'd be amazed what you can pick up in terms of organizational intelligence if you'd just ask a few questions of whoever is next to you in line when you make your salad!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people and amazing opportunities.You really feel like your making an impact considering the size of the company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive salary.
    Exposure to enterprise IT solutions.
    Unlimited access to knowledge and resources.

    Cons

    It has a large corporate environment feel to it at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Strong company, good culture, very well run.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Strong customer first culture, forward thinking technology leaders.

    Cons

    Senior leadership tends to pick favorites, not all inputs considered. Can be political, centered around HQ.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work life balance, have more open door discussions and provide additional information regarding business and roadmaps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good medium-sized company with good benefits but with a lot of long timers and a set culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, MA

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

    Pros

    Interesting work. Stable. Good benefits, particularly 401k match and healthcare. Good about work flexibility. Good crowd of co-workers all things considered.

    Cons

    Will not typically pay top dollar. Culturally it's set on its ways. Not great about recognition. Upper management has been there a while and that makes change difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much recruiting from within. Need some outside top talent to cross-pollinate. Need to do a better job to identify and retain top talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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.

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