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Emulex Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated Jul 13, 2014
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2.2 17 reviews

29% Approve of the CEO

Emulex President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Benck

Jeff Benck

(7 ratings)

8% 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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    OK Company to work!

    Senior Manager Product Makreting (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGood benefits. A great working people.

    ConsCompany has tendency to do frequent lay off if it doesn't meet revenue.

     

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    ASIC Verification Intern (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGood salary
    Good perks
    Avg cafeteria.
    They try to include a mentor intern relationship
    Intern meetings held which encourages interns and gives them prospects to choose their career

    ConsNo enthusiasm, work culture is not good
    People try to steal away from work
    No food
    No recreation activities
    Office politics played

     

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    Engineering Intern (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prosgood environment to learn. location

    Consaverage pay range, less benefits

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    So-so company and lack of clear leadership

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

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

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

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

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    ok

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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!

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    Not growth oriented

    Principal Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsEmulex has a open working environment. People respect each others opinion. No office politics as some other bigger companies.
    Work involves cutting edge technologies with modern methedologies
    Respect for people

    ConsNo opportunity of career growth
    The architecture and product platform is ever changing. For every projet it is like developing everything from scratch.
    A lot of project cancellation at the final stage

    Advice to Senior ManagementSerious lack of visibility. The company is confused about product road-map amd product positioning.

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

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    New CEO trying to find a future for the company

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsA lot of nice people to work with. Company has products that will sustain it for years.

    ConsSomewhat disorganized, but getting it under control. Company needs to find new products for future.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    waste of your time joining Emulex

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prosnothing to say in this column

    Conslayoff in US and transfer the work to India;

    Advice to Senior Managementplease dont make the engineers, scape goats of your mismanagement

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

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    Layoffs- Moving Jobs to India

    Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsSome good technology remaining from previous development efforts.
    A few remaining great employees- but they are not happy.

    ConsLow performing Executive Management:

    * The culture is crumbling. Declining ethics. Declining teamwork. "Law of the Jungle". Do whatever you must to survive today.

    * IMO new CEO has surrounded himself with "Yes People" who blindly support him and ignore glaringly obvious problems (especially in engineering) until it is too late. "Manage Up" is the best way to survive.

    * Forget about a promotion in engineering, IMO. You need to be a personal friend of the EVP and/or live in Roseville where she lives. Many of her direct reports, sr. level new hires (architects, Directors, VPs, etc.) and virtually all of the recent engineering promotions are merely personal friends of hers who have contributed minimal product revenue to the company. Technical qualifications and a track record of producing results are irrelevant factors for promotions on her team.

    * Engineering programs change frequently. Engineers are in flux with no job stability. Engineers work 60 or 70 hours per week- including weekends and holidays- then the project is cancelled and some of the team is RIF'd (in the US) and they turn around and hire people in India- cheaper, I guess.

    * Frequent layoffs. The affected headcount is below certain levels so that they do not trigger the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) laws. The result is a constant stream of small RIFs which create high anxiety for everyone except the highest levels of management who have lucrative "Golden Parachute" employment contracts.

    * More layoffs and cost-cutting are apparently being planned. The new CEO has made comments to the press and to shareholders that he will continue to cut expenses while his personal compensation increases steadily.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Change the culture. Get back to the professionalism, teamwork, ethics and outstanding program execution that Emulex has demonstrated successfully for the last 30 years+.

    2. Walk out of Building A (The Executive Ivory Tower) and get feedback from the people that really know what's going on (the staff that is working in the trenches). Look at the real project data (and ask lots of questions about the data until you understand what it means), not just the "fluff" that your people keep putting in front of you.

    3. Accomplishing #2 will not be easy since you need to re-build trust with the team. Few will speak openly with you because you have created an environment of fear- haven't you noticed the lack of open dialog during meetings?

    4. Once you get accurate and complete project status from #2, then put competent strategic and tactical plans in place in order to produce the best products in the industry. Revenue and earnings will follow great products that the customers will purchase.

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

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