EMC Reviews

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93 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 176 reviews)

  • You can occasionally work from home if you have personal things to handle (in 56 reviews)


Cons
  • There is very little work/life balance - and not just in the US but in Europe as well (in 89 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.  

    not to shabby of a place

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

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    very nice place to work

    Cons

    random reviews are not tolerated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need to buy better shirts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK for Boston

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    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager  in  Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in Hopkinton, MA

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    It is one of the few remaining large technology companies focused on the Boston area. They treat their employees reasonably well.

    Cons

    They have an East cost outlook towards technology. Fine for business, but not for technologists. They something more than generalities of storage to provide focus across product lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a single vision for the the company. The current one seems to be one of breadth and coverage, which works OK, but makes much investment redundant.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It's awesome

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Franklin, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Franklin, MA

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Exciting, fun, great people, great environment.

    Cons

    Intense, aggressive (but this is all necessary in sales)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    pays well has many other big company issues

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    Current Employee - Director, Field Marketing  in  Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Director, Field Marketing in Hopkinton, MA

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    great pay, really great pay compared to surround companies and industries. strong technologies that work. after may layoffs, most of the little people are really great.

    Cons

    big company with big company issues. distributed budgeting means little collaboration between large business units..so you can have cultural and budget strategies that differ greatly from VP to VP. No work life balance at all..unless you know someone or tied into a VP....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create a budget watchdog team to look for waste, nepotism or corruption within each major VP/business unit operational budgets. Like governments, you can find a lot of bad things once you scrach just below the surface. much low hanging fruit for cost savings still to be had.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Working for EMC is OK

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    Good Money when we're selling

    Cons

    Riffs when we're not selling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buy Data Domain, and allow them to be an independent company

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Smart & Aggressive

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    Current Employee - Advisory Account Technical Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Account Technical Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Great Pay for Hard workers

    Cons

    Disrespectful work atmosphere...dod eat dog

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recession is eating your ILM strategy

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good pay, difficult culture

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    Former Employee - Marketing Program Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    - Solid company
    - Good salary

    Cons

    - Difficult culture.
    - Aggressiveness seems to be encouraged by senior management. Very important to be seen as putting other people down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Persuasion skills should be valued more than aggressiveness

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the better larger high tech employers

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    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager  in  Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in Hopkinton, MA

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Storage leader. Financailly sound. Good employees. Supportive environment. Dealing with weak economy better than many high tech companies.

    Cons

    Typical challenges of working in a large company with distributed operations. EMC runs a reasonably tight ship and the weak economy has necessitated modest layoffs, salary cuts, benefit reductions, and reduction in travel. But EMC has handled this challenge with more respect for employees than many peers. EMC's strong position in networked storage products may become a liability as large server vendors - notably HP and IBM - put more emphasis on regaining larger share of the storage revenue and attempt exploit the convergence of computing, storage and networking in next generation data centers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recent actions (across the board paycuts, end of 401K match) taken to deal with the tough economy were better than the alternative of RIFing people. Continue cutting down on unnecessary executive perks - that will send a positive message to the rank and file.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    pay and benefits are good, while you last...

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    pay and benefits were pretty good

    Cons

    everybody is eventually laid off by EMC. I worked there 10 years, good reviews each year, plenty of pay increases, always nose down....then cut because of outsourcing...or because I was from a former group that was out of favor...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys need to get some cash into the hands of shareholders...you botched VMWARE and then Donatelli departure was embarrasment

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you can get a job not subject to off-shoring its a good place to work for a big company.

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    Current Employee - Consulting Engineer  in  Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Consulting Engineer in Hopkinton, MA

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Interesting work and good compensation

    Cons

    Too many jobs being off-shored

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the total cost of off-shoring it's not a cheap as you think.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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