EMC Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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EMC Chairman, President, and CEO Joe Tucci
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Pros
  • Work/life balance in most system administration functions are good if you can set deliberate limits with managers (uncomfortable to say the least) (in 185 reviews)

  • Work from home option for some teams (in 61 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is off but comes with the territory (in 92 reviews)

  • Still a big company with all that comes with it (in 49 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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    Great company, knowledgeable management, good benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. software engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good coworkers, great manager, I love this company

    Cons

    everything is good, nothing not good


  3. Territory Manager

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great benefits, stock options, good compensation plans

    Cons

    lots of work, expected to work late nights and weekends


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  5. A Great Place to Learn and Grow

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    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at EMC is never dull. The company is constantly trying to evolve, especially in recent years as storage startups have been nipping at its heels. There is also a diverse workforce here; I get to come into work everyday and collaborate with brilliant people, both young and old. It's not uncommon to roam the hallways and meet a person who has been here for 30 years and spent all of his or her time perfecting metadata layouts on disk just to squeeze out every last drop of performance they can. It's also not uncommon to hear about a young star programmer who created an analytics tool that the entire business unit has come to depend on. All in all, everyone is treated very fairly here. Your career at EMC is really what you make of it, and the managers are great at taking notice. The pay and benefits are quite good as well: -Multiple Fitness Centers On-Site -Training Opportunities and Tuition Reimbursement -Medical, Dental, and Life -401k Match -Employee Stock Purchase Plan -Pet Insurance -Telemedicine In summary, this is THE place to work if you want to get into data storage.The potential for learning and promotion from within make EMC one of the best companies in the Boston area to work for.

    Cons

    The main problem is lack of focus. Currently, EMC isn't just EMC the storage company; it operates as a federation of companies - Pivotal, RSA, VMware, VCE, and Virtustream are all part of the larger "EMC Federation". A lot of industry analysts find this corporate structure unusual and are pushing for a breakup. However, Joe Tucci (our CEO) maintains that the federation companies are better together because we can sell end-to-end solutions to customers. Only time will tell if the federation strategy is working... This lack of focus extends throughout the company. The product line is immense and often confusing - I would love to see how much revenue certain products are actually bringing in, compared to the R&D dollars spent on them. At the individual contributor level, there is no shortage of innovation, but there are very few people who are willing to step up and make bold decisions. Instead, what ends up happening is that we try to execute on every idea. Of course, this just leads to a plethora of half-baked tools and processes that we're now forced to use just because someone had it on their goal sheet for the quarter.

    Advice to Management

    Drive more focus into the business. Slim the product line and don't be afraid to say no to anything if it doesn't help the company in the long run.


  6. EMC, Great Financial Rewarsds

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Territory Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Regional Territory Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EMC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great financial incentives for hard working, organized individuals. The benefits are excellent and generous.

    Cons

    Management structure creates tension and a high stress environment.


  7. Sr. product manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work culture - No micromanagement - sales and customer driven

    Cons

    - Not a competitive pay - Not very innovative and disruptive - Old school management

    Advice to Management

    Need to give fresh talent a chance


  8. Principal Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of very talented, smart, driven and committed professionals

    Cons

    Numerous instances of being stove piped and bottoms-up

    Advice to Management

    Look at reorganizing groups with similar functions and missions.


  9. Emc consulting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and good people

    Cons

    Poor stock performance and buyout rumors


  10. EMC MDP Love!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Development Program (MDP) Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Development Program (MDP) Associate in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    Amazing people, a lot of them around your own age. Opportunity to travel. Incredible access to high-level executives - MDP opens doors!

    Cons

    They'll work you hard - but if you're the kind of person who wants to work here you won't mind.


  11. Really enjoyed working at EMC

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    Former Employee - Delivery Manager in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Delivery Manager in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits Good teammates and culture Pay was above average It was easy to get things done via Internal systems (payroll, benefits, ordering equipment,etc.) much easier than other large companies that I have worked for

    Cons

    My job was eliminated Trying to transfer to another role within the company has been difficult



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