EMC Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
1,971 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 177 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 91 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great work life balance

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at EMC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work and life balance is good, people there are good, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    pay more attention on software features not quality. Need to simplify the development process and improve the efficiency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at EMC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    too good to work for life

    Cons

    great place to work in bay area

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    EMC is a highly dynamic company expanding the portfolio of products and services everyday.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Renewals in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Renewals in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at EMC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well established
    Focused
    Heavy on resources
    Leader in the industry

    Cons

    I was west coast based and all attention is focused on east coast and doing business that way
    Not flexible
    Little to no career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace those attitudes and business practices of the companies you acquire. In addition trust that different regions have different and sometime better ways of attacking and succeeding in business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice people, nice management, great environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at EMC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone was nice and pleasant. The company is very traditional in a sense but also takes much from modern day companies and applies it well. Management was very kind and understanding of any issues and tried to help me out.

    Cons

    There needs to be more clarification on what people expect from you when you first start so you can have some direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I have worked in EMC US for half year

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at EMC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    flexible work style, and no big pressure on the deliverable. life balanced. free coffee and instance noodle.

    Cons

    so quite in the office, and no advanced technology. re-org happened frequently. Lunch is bad and not free.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the team stable and communicable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice Company to work

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

    I have been working at EMC as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    working culture, Manager was nice, team member were nice.

    Cons

    no benefits for contractors, No training for contractors

    No opinion of CEO
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    EMC is a diverse workplace with great benefits and employees who genuinely care about their jobs.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Most of the people I work with (here in Santa Clara) are very open-minded, collaborative, and have the main goal in mind: Deliver the best possible service to our customers. The benefits are great. For example, when I took a maternity leave, our company offers the Short Term Disability Buy Up Program, and if enrolled, you are covered through MetLife which is EMC's own insurance, so as to make sure you receive your regular salary while you are on Maternity Leave. I thought this was awesome as many companies just leave you hanging, and you only get what the state is willing to give you.

    The managers here are great, and always willing to help you reach not only your career goals but personal goals as well. The company has a program where they will pay for your higher education and certifications as well. There are many perks to working here at EMC. My experience has been fantastic.

    We have free coffee, tea, soda, snacks, cereal and milk which is great! There is also a free gym on site.

    Did I mention VERY competitive pay?

    Cons

    The cafeteria is not very good in our building (lacks in terms of quality and I've dealt with some, lets just say "moldy" situations)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For some reason my bonuses were taken away, not sure why that happened, it was explained in a very fuzzy manner. I still received a raise but I'm unclear as to why I no longer receive quarterly bonuses or participate in the quarterly Goals program...?? Maybe some better communication is needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Architect

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    flexible working hours , good sized cubical, lots of training opportunities, good salary.
    enough parking space. cheap food, good facilities like GYM, Yoga classes etc.
    Good colleagues.

    Cons

    lot of emphasis on hierarchy/rules, you have to submit ticket for almost every thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open up things and encourage creativity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    The people here are great. There's a lot of diversity and you'll work with all types of personalities. EMC also offers good benefits, corporate discounts, community events, and nice facilities.

    Cons

    There is often a large workload for a limited amount of resources. Depending on the management, this can lead to overloaded employees, low to zero work-life balance, and high burn-out rates.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    This is specific to DataDomain EMC only. It is very stable here. Good benefits. Flexible work hours depending on your manager. Friendly people.

    Cons

    Just about the same cons as you would expect from big corporations... I have nothing to add..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits needs to be tailored to the location of the office.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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