Emulex Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
92 Reviews
3.0
92 Reviews
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Emulex President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Benck
Jeff Benck
30 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Some of the Work Environment is really good (in 5 reviews)


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

  • The company is very top-heavy with many VPs and Directors around, even though they may only manage a handful of staff (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Working for Emulex for last 10years.

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    • 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
  2.  

    how does Emulex survive?

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer

    I worked at Emulex full-time for 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
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer

    I worked at Emulex full-time for 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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    Fast moving, competitive medium size company

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at Emulex full-time for 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
  7.  

    Nothing to tell

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emulex

    Pros

    Good to work in the company

    Cons

    Bad for salaries in SOCAL

  8.  

    Good to start with as a fresher!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    A good learning curve for a great career start in computer networks.

    Cons

    Be your own Mentor! Keep learning by your own experiments!

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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 for 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

  10.  

    I should of taken the blue pill.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emulex full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The EPP, pay, work schedule, and time off policies are excellent.

    Cons

    Make sure you don't quit your previous job until you know your job is secured i.e. your job offer gets pulled after you put in your resignation. Internal battles between departments is downright childish. A power grab so to speak and too many folks take credit for too few things earned.

    Most importantly, just look into the activist investors that are not too happy with the direction the company is heading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emulex has a little too many individual contributors with Director or VP titles and folks without the titles actually have direct reports. There should be a chain of command in place to cut out the red tape.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very informative internship

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bolton, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bolton, MA

    I worked at Emulex full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    learned whats its like to work in an office workspace. I received a lot of very good career advice

    Cons

    the commute and most of the employees are older

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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