Emulex

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Emulex Reviews

Updated December 28, 2014
Updated December 28, 2014
95 Reviews
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Emulex President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Benck
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32 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work involves cutting edge technologies with modern methedologies (in 4 reviews)

  • Some of the Work Environment is really good (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • work is hard and can at time put pressure on work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Low opportunities for career growth (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    Intern

    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Emulex as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    good environment to learn. location

    Cons

    average pay range, less benefits

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    So-so company and lack of clear leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Work is interesting, opportunity to learn and excel technically. Smart and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Lacking leadership. Communciation is bad, no sharing of information. Cliques system at different levels of management. Add to that, they have grown inorganically with acquiring companies - management folks tend to form tight groups with their own buddies and not open to good ideas from outside that group.
    Don't expect salary raises to come by easily.
    With the technical talent that they have, the technology of products do not reflect that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look around - see and learn from other successful companies where open communication plays a critical part.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working for Emulex for last 10years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emulex

    Pros

    Great place to work. Nice coworkers, good rewards for performance, lot of growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Decision making is sometimes slow. Layoffs last year hit the morale of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more decisive when it comes to products and features.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    ok

    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Emulex full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    laid-back, chilled out..sme good ppl around..

    Cons

    needs proper mgmt direction..top heavy..no1 knows what the plan is

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Working on Network Performance Testing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    Some of the Work Environment is really good.

    Cons

    Can't expect from Company on new Projects.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good work environment, nice colleagues and managers. Bad top management.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emulex

    Pros

    Our manager and team members are the greatest.
    Good work environment, nice colleagues and managers

    Cons

    Company politics. Some guys were sacrificed due to politics. And also not good for company health.
    Bad top management and some project was cancelled during final stage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could be more cultural for the company

  8.  

    Learned a lot in the beginning, but hit a wall in terms of growth and potential.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emulex as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There was never a lack of projects
    Opportunity to work with people from around the world

    Cons

    Recently, there have been many changes to management and the organization in general
    Some talented, hard-working individuals were cut due to job conslidation
    Projects sometimes ended up getting dropped or delayed due to lack of ownership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to value and honor those who work hard and keep things moving

  9.  

    how does Emulex survive?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer

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

    Pros

    slow pace, low expectations, great coworkers

    Cons

    Emulex has no vision, annual reviews are a joke, no published descriptions of job titles makes it impossible to hold them accountabl

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you bet the farm on Converged Network Adapters. And you lost. It is way past due that you recognize that a $1500 CNA simply cannot compete with a $15 NIC. And there just isn't enough need in the FCoE/iSCSI to support a company the size of Emulex.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good engineering totally ruined by stupid top-management/BoD decisions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer

    I worked at Emulex full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of very smart and experienced employees. Good lab and computer equipment to get work done. Flexible hours. Mid-level managers good at keeping politics away from engineers so they can focus on their work.

    Cons

    Company has repeatedly, every few years, acquired some new company to get their great new design or technology. This has been a disaster almost every time when it turned out the new company's product had major problems. On top of that, for some bizarre reason, they almost always put the new company in charge of Emulex's direction even though they were unproven while we had been designing the chips that made 90% of the money for the company for many years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Fast moving, competitive medium size company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    Experts in subject
    Small fast moving teams
    Resources to back teams

    Cons

    Lots of org change recently
    Red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep tone at the top consistent to all employees all the way done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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