EMC

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EMC Reviews

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94 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work/life balance is pretty good, a lot of trainings if you have time to attend (in 180 reviews)

  • There is also good flexibility around shifts or if there is the need to work from home (in 58 reviews)


Cons
  • There is very little work/life balance - and not just in the US but in Europe as well (in 91 reviews)

  • Hard to change anything since it is a big company (in 47 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Unprofessional and Rude Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hopkinton, MA

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    No best reason to work, some people are very unprofessional and rude

    Cons

    Unfriendly management and very unprofessional way to work and treat people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be professional to treat all levels of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The perfect work environment!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Hopkinton, MA

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Working at EMC will provide you with exposure to the latest technologies. EMC is a very competitive / goal oriented work environment. The company delivers a clear message to employees, ensuring that everyone understands how their contribution benefits the company as a whole. There are many opportunities for advancement. EMC offers a great benefit package, in-house professional training, tuition reimbursement and stock options.

    Cons

    None - EMC is truely a great place to grow your career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused and competetive

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    EMC is an awesome place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in McLean, VA

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    Sales runs the company and if your are a part of it in any way you will be rewarded for a job well done. They appreciate their good people and you will know where you stand with management. If you have the skills you will always have a place at EMC. The pace is fast and if you enjoy technology this is a great place to work. There are tons of technical and sales jobs at your disposal. Take advantage of the opportunities to move around EMC and get to know as many aspects of the company as possible, it will pay off in the end.

    Cons

    The pressure is high and the pace is fast. Don't expect a vacation at the end of the quarter because sales are job #1. You are needed to help make sales happen, no matter what you do at EMC. Always negotiate your salary up front because EMC is a large company and they don't have a lot of room to change your salary once you join. If you can't deal with the amount of work or the pace of the job you might not want to join EMC. Management has no time for slow workers and if they don't like you your job will be gone before you know it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a great job of trying to balance their employees work and home life as best they can and the employees really appreciate it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    EMC - A good place to learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    At EMC, you have almost unlimited access to information which makes it very easy to incraease your level of knowledge and advance your career. A motivated person can excel in this environment and quickly develop skills that will lead to being over qualified for their current position and salary.

    Cons

    Work at EMC is very demanding. You must be willing to work long hours and meet rapid deadlines in this fast paced environment in order to survive and thrive. It is not the pklace fro someone who is just looking to be complacent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest they match salaries to skill sets in order to retain talented employees. Anual salary increases in Support are limited to two to four percent. Salary increases when you switch to another position within the company are often capped at ten percent. Those two things can create a situation where employees need to leave the company in order to receive fair compensation for their skills and experience.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Been an excellent career starter with room for growth in sight.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Very fast paced work environment making the ability to think on your feet and act on the fly a must. Because of that environment, co-workers are quite competent and dependable.

    Cons

    Because of the fast-paced and intense sales-driven culture it is truly a sink or swim environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the field.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    If you are young EMC is good place to start

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Hopkinton, MA

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    good place to learn, flexible.

    Cons

    many weekend work, no overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be fair, pay over time to IC.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a great place for West Coast Employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Well known company with large market share in storage

    Cons

    East coast company without any opportunity to advance on the west coast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more global

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Quality Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Information Quality Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    EMC has a new program being rolled out called WorkWise. It enables employees to work remotely. Schedules can range from a partial remote, full remote or a hybrid which consist of mixing extended hours for a shorter work week. They also have excellent benefits. They provide an comfortable working environment with access to the latest technology.

    Cons

    Raises are not great. They are very conservative when compensating employees where salaries do not keep up with the cost of living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To listen to their employees and also compensate them for their work. We take pride in our work and we should get compensated accordinly.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Just a job, not a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Financially stable, at least for the moment

    Cons

    Big company mentality -- bureaucratic, slow to react, entrenched ways of doing things persist even if they are counter-productive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the entire IT department and get people who understand that IT's job is to make the company's people more productive.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good work/life balance. Insane customers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Washington, DC

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    Working in Professional Services allows a good work/life balance. You may have to wok hard sometimes but other times it is not too bad. People are respectful of when you need to take care of personal items and issues and many people telecommute. This is essentially a virtual organization now and with that, meetings and collaboration can sometimes be difficult. Expect to only see your manger's face 3 times a year. That can be good or bad depending on how much you can get done remotely and independantly.

    Cons

    Insane sales people and customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more.

    No opinion of CEO

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