EMC Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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  1. Good medium-sized company with good benefits but with a lot of long timers and a set culture.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, MA

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

    Pros

    Interesting work. Stable. Good benefits, particularly 401k match and healthcare. Good about work flexibility. Good crowd of co-workers all things considered.

    Cons

    Will not typically pay top dollar. Culturally it's set on its ways. Not great about recognition. Upper management has been there a while and that makes change difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much recruiting from within. Need some outside top talent to cross-pollinate. Need to do a better job to identify and retain top talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Okay company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Technician in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Support Technician in Draper, UT

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

    Pros

    The company has great benefits if you are hired on to the company. Many of the new hires are hired on as contractors and within a year the company may convert you over to a full time employee.

    Cons

    There is not very much room to move up within a specific department. The company does not offer promotions unless you are to switch departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Positive compared to last technology company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    There is a high sense of teamwork.

    Cons

    Training is oriented toward staying current in position, versus skills enhancement.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Produce or go

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    Former Employee - Mid Market Sales
    Former Employee - Mid Market Sales

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

    Pros

    Great feeling of camaraderie. Aggressive recruiting

    Cons

    Constant drain due to super high sales pressure on long sales cycles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your employee

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. Overall good company with decent managment.

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Solid company with good benefits & good pay. Managment tends to be decent, especally on the sevices side. Good place to learn storage and storage services. My coworkers were mostly top notch. Joe Tucci seems to be a smart CEO and was fun to watch.

    Cons

    Seems like managment reorgs happen about once a year and turn things topsy turvy. A good direct manager can smooth these bumps, but not remove them. Heavily sales spiff driven culture which can be a challenge to a solutions driven archtect.
    Not the place to be if you want to learn about the new things going on in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much I can say here. Federation seems to be working for the shareholders. Perhaps look for ways to bring the salespeople back to earth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. good company

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

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    good company, friendly environment, people are smart

    Cons

    slow process, some people are lazy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Great learning opportunity for learning, but not a place for a long term career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Lots of great little perks like most IT companies today. The benefits are very good. I also had the opportunity to work with some very bright and talented people. They have the resources to do what needs to be done, and are willing to invest in the future of the company.

     When they buy a company they are also pretty good at leaving the culture of the company independent, and don't make it as cold and stuffy as the headquarters.

    Cons

    EMC has a very competitive and siloed culture company wide. It's not a place to work if you are not willing to play political games, are super aggressive, constantly push back on people and toot your own horn. They are also quick to squeeze out anyone that doesn't fit their mold in non-engineering positions, leaving no room for diversity of any kind. Somthing they are aware of from their HR speak, but it's not changing.

    They are trying hard to steer the massive ship to adapt to market trends but it's slow and sluggish, and very reactionary in every way. They fail to hire people who understand the market trends they want to follow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start knocking down silos, and stop enforcing them with the culture and compensation structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Won't be relevant too much longer.

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    Good benefits that are evaluated and improved each year. Well respected company. Sales team is very strong.

    Cons

    Management is confused on what to do. This is company that sells an on-premise storage hardware and the market is no longer growing. They are searching for an identity. Re-orgs and name changes for divisions is common. They encourage multiple teams to work on the same project and don't mind the inefficiency in that. Hiring practices are atrocious. Salaries are way behind the competition. Too many acquisitions without proper integration, so you'll work with teams that aren't even on the network yet, don't use the same tools, etc. Facilities in some locations are great and in others they are way below standard. There is a reason the stock price has been stagnant for the last 6 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out the vision and actually get behind it. You can't expect to compete with the big boys but not actually invest in it or keep the people around that can affect change. Pay competitive salaries and fix the government red-tape approach to every aspect of the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Never work manufacturing here,

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    Former Contractor - Production Associate in Franklin, MA
    Former Contractor - Production Associate in Franklin, MA

    I worked at EMC as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Can't be fired, but if you stay you'll eventually die.

    Cons

    Just a front so they can pick up U.S. gov contracts if it wasn't for that it would all be in China, and don't ever expect to be converted from contractor, you'll die before that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Twelve dollars an hour with no benefits, sick days, vacation time or prospects gets exactly what you pay for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. "Welcome to the machine"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Architect in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    The company is here to stay.

    Cons

    I arrived at EMC via an acquisition, and felt like a cog in a machine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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