EMC Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
1,912 Reviews
3.7
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EMC Chairman, President, and CEO Joe Tucci
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work/life balance is pretty good, a lot of trainings if you have time to attend (in 164 reviews)

  • There is also good flexibility around shifts or if there is the need to work from home (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • There is very little work/life balance - and not just in the US but in Europe as well (in 84 reviews)

  • Becoming a really big company - small raises, can be political, but that goes with the territory of being at (in 44 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Truly understands work/life balance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very open environment, opportunities for learning and advancement and the corporation does give you all of the tools you need to move ahead. Also supportive of both onsite and remote working and understands the need for work/life balance.

    Cons

    Some growing pains as the various groups are moved together and trying to determine best methods of collaboration between different work groups with different drivers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Old School Company

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    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Personal & Professional life balance
    Benefits

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to transfer within company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Development Manager

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    Former Employee - Development Manager  in  Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Development Manager in Hopkinton, MA

    I worked at EMC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing, flexibility for work from home, career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Adapting to new technologies is very slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Principal Business Systems Analyst  in  Southborough, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Business Systems Analyst in Southborough, MA

    I have been working at EMC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Started here in 2014 with no expectations and have been pleasantly surprised every day. The environment is excellent, the work is exciting and challenging. Even management is actively involved. There is politicking, like every company, but it is very low-key and private.
    The employees are treated like adults and are expected to deliver like adults.
    Regardless of differences, everyone treats each other very well.
    Also, the flexibility is fantastic.
    So far, so good.

    Cons

    At times, there are too many people involved in a work activity. Meetings are big around here. Besides that, I haven't been here long enough for the shine to wear off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with extremely bright, talented people and great technology.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Hard work is rewarded well. The varied product portfolio gives exposure to a wide range of technologies and the businesses that consume them.

    Cons

    The company is beginning to transition to a new business model (cloud). Sometimes the vision is cloudy too, and that leads to some inefficiencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly defining the goal and a cogent path to path will be crucial as the company transitions to Platform 3. Sharing the vision and the path with the employees regularly will improve the chances for success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    EMC is a highly dynamic company expanding the portfolio of products and services everyday.

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    Former Employee - Director, Renewals  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Renewals in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at EMC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Well established
    Focused
    Heavy on resources
    Leader in the industry

    Cons

    I was west coast based and all attention is focused on east coast and doing business that way
    Not flexible
    Little to no career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace those attitudes and business practices of the companies you acquire. In addition trust that different regions have different and sometime better ways of attacking and succeeding in business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good culture and people

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Nice gym facility, good culture and benefit. People are responsible about what they do. I trust the management team.

    Cons

    Need more work life balance. May need to change a lot and hire some new people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with lots of potential - watch out for pockets of resistance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA

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

    Pros

    High priority placed on customers and employees. In the long run the shareholders benefit from the focus on the first two stakeholders.

    Colleagues are committed, talented and collaborative.

    Compensation, benefits and physical work environment are all commendable.

    Senior leadership team is talented, has developed a great strategy and is moving the company in the right direction.

    Cons

    As with any large corporation, who you work for makes all the difference. A few leaders continue to operate from the same play books they used to drive Data General, Digital and PRIME out of business. They protect themselves and their cronies at the expense of the company. Be especially cautious of Customer Service, Professional Services and the finance teams that support them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    C-suite: Don't let your great work be undermined by a few VP's and SVP's who are threatened by the pivot towards the Third Platform.

    The folks who are repeating their "We are not the problem" mantra, are in fact the problem.

    Have the crucial conversations with every senior leader who has reported 100% attainment of their MBO's every quarter for the past three to five years. Are there really high performers, or do they lack integrity?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice people, nice management, great environment

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at EMC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone was nice and pleasant. The company is very traditional in a sense but also takes much from modern day companies and applies it well. Management was very kind and understanding of any issues and tried to help me out.

    Cons

    There needs to be more clarification on what people expect from you when you first start so you can have some direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I thought I might retire here...

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    Former Employee - Senior Lab Systems Engineer  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Lab Systems Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at EMC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Generous benefits. Work life balance. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    Transitions for re-organizations are not handled well. Middle management heavy. Many managers use fear to motivate employees. This isn't a great way to inspire the best work from people. Depending on the group you work for you may or may not have job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on a program to redistribute talented employees to other parts of the company. Incentive programs are based on measurements that force managers to rate some employees performance lower than they deserve. This scale doesn't insight much trust.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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