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EMC Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
2,121 Reviews
3.7
2,121 Reviews
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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.  

    IIG Devision Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    Was a great culture before current leader.

    Cons

    Current leadership killed culture. Continuously shrinking business to achieve profit versus innovation to achieve both growth and profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace senior leadership with leader that is focused on innovation, growth & culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Working at a remote EMC acquired company

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

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

    Pros

    Integration into EMC is professional and relatively straight forward. Benefits are OK.

    Cons

    High difficulty to be seen and recognized if not in the home office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to your acquired resourced and integrate them!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunities to Change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    I worked here for eight years and had 3 roles over those 8 years. I had a lot of support with switching roles and with relocating. Compensation was better at the end with being a systems engineer, not so great when I started as a consultant. Leadership is non-existent, first line managers have no say in anything, when I left there was a huge communication chasm between upper management and the field. Benefits are good overall, there was a 401k match, healthcare, Employee Stock Purchase.

    Cons

    First line managers are essentially worthless. They have a don't rock the boat mentality. I'm not even sure how some became managers, most likely out of desperation from upper management. The company no longer is an engineering company but led by marketing. THere is no office culture, no HR, work life balance is fine after a while.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seemed good at the time, in hind sight management needs work in the service division.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Service Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Service Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    My team was great to work with. Manager was open and approachable. Ability to set own schedule was pleasant.

    Cons

    While training was big when I first started, after 3 years it totally dried up. Corporate would not pay to fly employees to the training centers on the east coast (where 90% of all classes are held). The hotel, per diem, and rental car weren't issues. Only the plane ticket was the issue. In my last year at EMC I did not receive any kind of corporate classroom training on anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop running the corporate like an east coast business. That model is dead and buried. Start thinking like a California business where your employees are your most valuable resource and pay them like it. Nothing irks an employee more than seeing the business make record breaking profits and then to see none of that come back to you. Woohoo, we made $5 billion in pure profit last year! What's that, we're not even getting a 1% profit sharing? Oh but Tucci (the CEO) is getting a huge 8 digit bonus? Great... Thanks...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    You need to stand up for yourself

    • 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

    Great company to work for. Great benifits

    Cons

    If you don't speak up and ask for a salary increase, you'll get the bare minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let valuable employees with 7+ years experience walk out the door because you don't pay them what they are owed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Organization that cares about its employees

    Current Employee - Technical Software Engineer II in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Technical Software Engineer II in Draper, UT

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

    Pros

    Able to work from home when needed.
    Fantastic Benefits Package
    Excellent Training programs
    Management works with you to progress your career

    Cons

    Being forced to share your desk with alternate shifts
    Not flexible on hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more Space in Utah, the COE is over-crammed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    the benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    the company has become pretty big and lost touch with employees

  9.  

    Love it here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer I in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer I in Draper, UT

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, great opportunity

    Cons

    none that I can think of at the moment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place Overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Computer Engineer in Hopkinton, MA

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Good 401k match and stock purchase program. Awesome office camaraderie.

    Cons

    Management is a little out of touch with the engineers. Engineers often treated like a commodity rather than an asset.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the engineers better to stop the brain-drain.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing opportunity

    • 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

    Tons of opportunities for advancement. Fantastic team. Management is the best one could ask for. Communication across divisions is wide open.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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