EMC Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
1,912 Reviews
3.7
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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.  

    excellent, until they put the wrong people into certain positions.

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager  in  Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Franklin, MA

    I worked at EMC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good pay,benefits, hours, flexible, time off

    Cons

    to political of an environment. to many chiefs no indians. they put the wrong people in high positions who dont belong. higher ups do not know how to treat people. should have classes for managers/supervisors how to treat people and lead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the employees when there is a complaint and act on it. when more than one person complains about the same individual something is wrong. and dont sweep it under the rug.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Close minded with army mentality

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

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

    Pros

    I honestly can't think of any

    Cons

    High stress environment for no apparent reason. Senior management have been there for their entire career and cater to people who are just like them. If you have different ideas/recommendations you will be labeled as a "trouble maker." HR is not there for the people but to help weed out the weak and support the 20 year veterans who have final say no matter what. Public humiliation is the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice because nothing will change this culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    not a good company to join

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    good salary and thats about it.

    Cons

    this company is focusing more on outsourcing all projects to india and cutting jobs in North american region so I do not recommend anybody to go for it.

    the work environment is also not very good.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old Boys Club with questionable ethics

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive

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

    Pros

    Everybody knows EMC and having it on your resume is positive yet nobody will ask you why you want to leave. Great career advancement opportunity if you are a white male who trophy hunts and spends time with colleagues at the bar.

    Cons

    - Fear and shame based management -Who you know vs what you know success factor -Aggressive to point that drives many to enage in unethical behaviour which is often condoned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take HR seriously. Management needs training. Biased culture so pervasive that it is normalized. Noi work life balance.

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

    How does this place get "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist  in  Brentford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Brentford, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Market leading products.
    Purchased many companies that have provided good services.
    Really cannot say much more.

    Cons

    The company is well below par. Managers manage managers. Too much politics, most of the employees are unhappy with the salary. Departments such as Marketing and Local IT where the lower salaried employees do all the work yet the managers are getting bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the managers closely a lot of details are being pushed away. The employes are extremely unhappy with the granular management that occurs.

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

    Terrible!

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at EMC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None! ....I guess the only thing is the pay and that you'll learn a lot!

    Cons

    Be prepared to be treated like crap, work 50-70 hour weeks and get no recognition for it, and after taking the time to learn EMC's technology and industry, to be let go for some one with more experience...perhaps in the corporate office, the experience is different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to get to know your employees and see their potential. Don't ruin their careers when you see the first sign that they don't have enough technical knowledge about a product. Also, avoid defamation, and fraudulent claims on the PIP plans. Don't set your employees up to fail, or make promises and agreements where you mislead them. I know former EMC employees who are considering suing their former managers or EMC.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Political, misdirected, uninspiring

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and good benefits. Does attract some highly talented technical staff at the low levels. EMC has a good brand name for now. Hosts good conferences.

    Cons

    Invests too much in overseas product development which will tarnish the EMC brand soon due to poor product quality. The middle management at EMC is uninspiring and untalented with very dated skills which leads to an aggressively political environment. Much of the leadership is too fearful of retribution for making a wrong decision which inevitably causes lost opportunities. The culture at EMC looks to blame others rather than getting the work done and often takes credit from someone else's efforts and accomplishments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At your next employee survey ask questions regarding the topics in the Cons section and allow the employees to specifically identify the incompetent management by name. You'll soon see who truly needs to be "restructured" rather than laying off the hard working and dedicated workers. And open your eyes to the true cost of offshoring your software development and bring those jobs back to the US.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disgraceful company

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    Current Employee - DCOPS  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - DCOPS in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    The only pros I can think of are that one day I will no longer work here. Its another faceless company that makes billions and squeezes every drop it can get from its workers for little reward.

    Cons

    So much pressure from the word go gets put on you to get managers their massive bonuses and nothing will get in the way of that -NOthing! Employment law doesnt matter to these guys. Say goodbye to your social life and friends cos you just wont see them cos you will either be in work or you will be exhausted from doing an on call rotation or just expected to work overtime for free. The attitude of management is verypoor and remember the more you do the more this gets taken for granted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! That is if you want to keep destroying this once fine company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrifying

    Current Employee - Material Handler  in  Franklin Square, NY
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Franklin Square, NY

    I have been working at EMC as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    There are no pros at EMC

    Cons

    We're to starts well 1#EOQ long hours and is not voulentered your are told to works crazy hours or your fired 2# fake shipments that are shipped out for revue that go out and come back in doors down 3# managers are afraid of there boss and will not stick up for anyone
    4# people have not gotten raise in 5 plus years 5# should a child of a manager work for there parent and get away with murder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to listen to your employees you works us to the bone and we don't ever see the reward for our work .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Go

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good company in terms of benefits, facilities etc.

    Cons

    Everything under Manager control and is easy for abuse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no checks & balances to ensure Manager's role is not abused. So fix it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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