Emulex Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Enjoyed my time there

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Union City, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Union City, CA

    I worked at Emulex 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

    Great place to work with awesome people.

    Cons

    After Avago merger not much excitement or not clear about product future.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Great company

    Former Employee - Acting General Counsel
    Former Employee - Acting General Counsel

    I worked at Emulex (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    People work together as a team - very few ego clashes

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons other than that it is no longer an independent company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. Helpful (1)

    Loved Working There

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

    I have been working at Emulex full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Fast paced environment kept me on my toes. Wonderful people to work with, especially in my group. Great compensation. Flexibility.

    Cons

    I was a casualty of the Avago acquisition. This is a winning situation for Avago's bottom line and a challenging situation for everyone else. Whether you are one of the numerous people let go, or one of the few people that now work for Avago, ECD (Emulex Connectivity Division). More changes to come with Avago acquiring Broadcom. More people's lives shaken to the core.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management. So it seems silly to have a 20 word minimum in this field.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Office Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Morgan Hill, CA
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Morgan Hill, CA

    I have been working at Emulex (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for.

    Cons

    We were just acquired by Avago


  6. Prep to sell

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

    I worked at Emulex

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I worked with were awesome. Good coffee, some good social perks like bowling, ping pong and holiday parties.

    Cons

    The upper manager needed to go and many of the long time employees also needed to be weeded out. The company was ripe to be sold and it appears that they finally got bought.


  7. Wonderful people, cut-throat management

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

    I have been working at Emulex (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Deep talent pool of committed individuals, competitive compensation

    Cons

    Avago purchase of company will reduce head count by more than 60% within 6 months. Profit appears to be the only interest, by selling what's on the truck and dumping the carcass on the side of the road.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trading innocent people's livelihoods for quick money.


  8. Systems admin

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

    I have been working at Emulex

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours Projects are frequent Good team members

    Cons

    Some micro management Budget issues frequently

    Advice to Management

    fix budget spending issues


  9. OEM Program Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits. Strong executive management in Engineering. Approachable senior executive leaders who will engage in conversations you might be interested in. Solid corporate solutions strategy.

    Cons

    Too much focus on pro-bono OEM customizations resulting (seemingly) in thinner margins. Difficulties in articulating the corporate vision into actionable execution. All the pieces are/were there, just didn't have the global thinking mid-level management to shore up the end to end value add solutions. Difficult for remote employees to progress in their career.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused and execute on industry trends for the core product lines. Educate Sales/Marketing how to better sell a solution, not focus on a widget. Up-sell OEM customizations.


  10. Helpful (1)

    I like this company very much!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at Emulex (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very happy place to work. Team work and acknowledgment part of the culture.

    Cons

    Being acquired by Avago. Too many Vice Presidents is confusing the execution team.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the top layer of management.


  11. Helpful (4)

    What do you think of CEO Benck and his leadership skills now?

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None- Except for the few survivors that received huge incentives to stay and talk the talk and walk the walk.

    Cons

    CEO just led a huge WW layoff as part of his deal to sell to AVGO. Word is that over 700 people are gone... out of a prior total of ~1,100. Some departments are down 80-90%. Costa Mesa, corporate headquarters facility up for sale. Closed Roseville and other sites. No possibility of future R&D. They have lost critical mass and too many key engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Run... don't walk away from this train wreck. Find another job. Don't look back.



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