Work involves cutting edge technologies with modern methedologies (in 4 reviews)
Some of the Work Environment is really good (in 5 reviews)
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)
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 Senior Management – Need to value and honor those who work hard and keep things moving
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 Senior Management – 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.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
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.
Pros – Experts in subject
Small fast moving teams
Resources to back teams
Cons – Lots of org change recently
Advice to Senior Management – Keep 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
Pros – A good learning curve for a great career start in computer networks.
Cons – Be your own Mentor! Keep learning by your own experiments!
Pros – Good to work in the company
Cons – Bad for salaries in SOCAL
Pros – working with team and able to interact with people at all levels. Practical learning experience
Cons – Working hours, some time should stay even if you dont have work to do
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
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Team work and support from outside team
Cons – Some times you get to do monotonous work
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 Senior Management – 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.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend