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Fine for presales storage geeks, otherwise avoid.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

Pros

EMC Presales is a good place for a relatively young technologist who wants to get a 1st.-Class grounding in the latest storage and backup technology and products. The product portfolio is outstanding and acquisitions strategy spot-on. If you are in a buoyant sales sector then all will be well and you'll have a lot to contribute and will get good experience. You'll get the training, visits to EMC World, and investment you need if you're in this core area.

Cons

There are a lot of passive-aggressive people working in EMC at every level: it is the corporate culture. You are likely to fall foul of these people even if you don't consciously antagonise them. Top-down, targets are set internally and there's a constant atmosphere of threat if they're not met. Yet internal processes are obscure and convoluted. This is not a cloud or big data company, or agile apps company, despite the rhetoric. Group companies like VCE (converged infrastructure) and VMWare are independent P&Ls and often work as much against as with EMC core sales teams.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Leave. You're even more vulnerable than customer-facing presales.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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    No interest in staff whatsoever

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Cant think of any good points about the company

    Cons

    Decisions take weeks and then they aren't communicated effectively
    It's sales lead environment and if you aren't in sales, then you really get thin end of the wedge
    No openness in dealing with staff issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your retention rates, lowest in the IT sector!
    Employ managers who can actually manage staff, not just give them The title of manager

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