EMC Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. Senior Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Good compensation.

    Cons

    No periodic group outing or family/children activities during holidays events.

  2. Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at EMC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Santa Clara office has strong management team

    Cons

    Strong East Coast culture sometimes promotes stale thinking and lack of new ideas

  3. Big company attitude

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Professional work place, deep resources and knowledgable people. Good work / life balance.

    Cons

    Tricky inter departmental politics and constant re-organizations

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize leadership.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Consultant Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent healthcare benefits, not so good 401K, not so good stock purchase plan, respect for individuals, lots of smart people to work with, good work life balance,

    Cons

    Too many management layers, hierarchical, complicated processes with too many stake holders, size of the company and different cultures between Hopkington and bay area

    Advice to Management

    Reduce management layers, instill accountability, clearly communicate strategy, make federation to company's advantage, be more agile and competitive

  6. SQA

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    Current Employee - SQA in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - SQA in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at EMC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place work, cool technologies

    Cons

    Nothing much to talk here except for the facility.

  7. Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    decent pay, good benefits, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    limited upside momentum, stuck in position.

    Advice to Management

    none. Very satisfied.

  8. Helpful (2)

    EMC is OK, but typical big company

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at EMC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and my team, mostly because of my boss, has a very good work-life balance
    My biggest Pro is actually being close to work (short commute)!

    Cons

    Since most of my team is remote (in other cities/countries), I find the work environment very boring.
    EMC also has a history of laying people off, especially if they can find cheaper workers in India/other.
    It annoys me to constantly hear EMC is 'a great place to work'. Maybe its just time I moved on, but I think EMC could do much better and doesn't compare to other big companies in the Bay Area. For instance the cafeteria here (SC) is the worst I've ever experienced in the Bay Area, and most EMC locations don't even have one.
    I've seen lots of 'good' people leave or get whacked in only 3 years. Almost like a epidemic here in SC.

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying off good people and opting to hire lessor qualified people in other countries simply because they are cheaper. This is a shameful and stupid practice (you get what you pay for in my experience). I've personally witnessed several groups/areas that have degraded in expertise & quality due to this practice. I also think making an effort to co-locate more teams so people can actually work with others in-person and not deal with remote sites all around the world is not only more efficient but makes for a much better work environment. Don't forget people are what makes a company special and 'a great place to work'.

  9. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is here to stay.

    Cons

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

  11. Helpful (1)

    EMC Sux

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lunch, Health Club, Resources, Site, Commute

    Cons

    EMC is still an east coast company, every decision requires a 6am call (9am on east coast) or requires flying to the Boston area (sucks in Winter)

    Advice to Management

    More independence for west coast organizations.

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