Emulex

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Emulex Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 86 reviews

41% Approve of the CEO

Emulex President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Benck

Jeff Benck

(27 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsRecently, 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 Senior ManagementNeed to value and honor those who work hard and keep things moving

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    how does Emulex survive?

    Senior Principal Engineer (Former Employee)

    Prosslow pace, low expectations, great coworkers

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

    Advice to Senior Managementyou 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Staff Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsLots 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.

    ConsCompany 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast moving, competitive medium size company

    Product Marketing (Current Employee) Costa Mesa, CA

    ProsExperts in subject
    Small fast moving teams
    Resources to back teams

    ConsLots of org change recently
    Red tape

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep tone at the top consistent to all employees all the way done

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good to start with as a fresher!

    Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

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

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

     

    Nothing to tell

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood to work in the company

    ConsBad for salaries in SOCAL

     

    Intern

    Engineering Intern (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    Prosworking with team and able to interact with people at all levels. Practical learning experience

    ConsWorking hours, some time should stay even if you dont have work to do

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    Very informative internship

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Bolton, MA

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

    Consthe commute and most of the employees are older

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineering Intern

    Engineering Intern (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsTeam work and support from outside team

    ConsSome times you get to do monotonous work

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    I should of taken the blue pill.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsMake 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 Senior ManagementEmulex 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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