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  1.  

    Average - I have worked at better places...........

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company provides good benefits and flexible hours and you can learn new technologies and it has name recognition in the industry

    Cons

    No camaraderie here, no pay increases and too many reorganizations. As a result there is no stability and high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees and share the profits. The company does well financially and senior management get hefty pay increases but it stops there

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Backward tech company, cold management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Industry leader, great technology, bright people.

    Cons

    Knee-jerk reactions to Wall Street frowns lead to regular layoffs several times a year. New and aggressive VPs wanting to make a mark drive wholesale change without considering if it will really make everything better, seemingly to "make their mark". Low end of the usual tech perks, like stock awards. Mediocre raises. Abysmal employee communications - delayed merit increases by a quarter one year with NO announcement or discussion! It just didn't happen per their prior timeline!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to impress each other with how big your org is and how ruthless you can be with the restructuring axe! Give a darn about the people who are working their butts off so you can get your next big bonus. Maybe your senior Engineering staff is leaving for a reason!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large is not always a plus

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Well established leader in storage products and heavily invested in Cloud Computing vision.

    Cons

    Somewhat of a divided bi-coastal mix of management styles. Wants to be more than they can and has become held back by legacy hardware focused legacy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to start training your managers as you promote some of the weakest leaders into roles they have no clue how to fulfill.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Culture is very old school. If you are looking for a fun, energizing place to work you will be disappointed.

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at EMC full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good big company benefits, good money making potential.

    Cons

    This is not good place to work if you are a female. You will be excluded and it will be difficult to do your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and diversify your work force

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, its a not so great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Leader ship has taken up some innovation decisions to encourage information flow between the teams, makes me feel confident about the company future.

    Cons

    EMC has some smart engineers and managers, but all the engineering work tends to be done at Boston location, folks at other campuses are wasting their time.
    Low pay scales
    Minimal perks.
    Very low annual raises.
    Does not encourage feedback, people who are loud in their opinions seem to be laid off at the first opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Tossed after 15 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    If you like an agressive company with high pressure, long hours, high expectation from management and dealing with the dictatorship of the Sales org. THIS COMPANY IS A PERFECT FIT FOR YOU. Tons of online training and non in class. All is provided virtually

    Cons

    Good ole boys club in regards to promotions and getting ahead in the company. High pressure, unbelievable expectations in terms of what you need to know in all areas EMC sells into NOT just storage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    EMC is losing focus and is trying to be the one stop shop for any IT Organization small medium or large.
    Too many products too much to swallow for it's employees that are stretched very very thin.

    If your going to acquire so many companies then hire an equal amount of field personnel to handle the additional product load. It's become ridiculous can't you see it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales Executives & Middle Management don't have a clue

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits, 401K is solid, ESPP is nice, but EMC stock is a bit of a dog.

    Cons

    Where to start. Senior Sales management has been in place way to long. Sales is still focused on selling storage vs. selling solutions. Getting out sold by smaller more agile companies who are selling cloud solutions. Most sales management and middle management have only worked for EMC. This means they have no other perspective on how to sell and build and develop a strong sales team. When EMC does attract good talent, when they decide to go else where, EMC likes to threaten with legal action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some rock start executive sales mgt from outside of EMC and promote the best people, not the people who have "connections" back to the boston based mother ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Solid company, but still needs improvements.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager

    I worked at EMC full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great on-boarding and training process. Good benefits and support from your team and management to succeed. Very positive attitude with who I worked with.

    Cons

    There internal processes can use a modernized update. You can get locked into a position without a lot of mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more time for training an certifications. Improve the work life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Stable company, best of breed, great benefits, good pay

    Cons

    Too many products, like an engine with no heart, culture is shallow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the federation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    EMC is a great company with an unrivaled benefits package.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    EMC has one of the best benefits packages I have heard of. They are a very diverse and inclusive company, making sure that any and all feel safe and comfortable.

    Cons

    There is no room for vertical career progression. While there is a great education and skill building program, a lot of those skills and knowledge become wasted for EMC because we can't use most of them within the company. Those skills become wasted unless they are taken elsewhere. The career outlook has steadily declined with no improvements since joining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the "you are replaceable" message that is portrayed. If you care to keep your employees, either stop making promises that can't be kept or make good on those promises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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