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Updated May 23, 2017
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  • Can be tough to have a healthy work life balance if you are not careful, just depends on the role you are in (in 165 reviews)

  • Political just as any big company (in 90 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Great company, great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, excellent benefits, , challenging work environment

    Cons

    Going through structural changes has created a bit of unrest within many divisions
    Can be very political

    Advice to Management

    Create and communicate clear career pathways to employees from start

    EMC Response

    Nov 17, 2016 – Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thank you for sharing your experience with EMC. Check out the Dell Glassdoor page as well to hear what our Dell team members are saying!


  2. "Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great technology and smart acquisition strategy

    Cons

    Acquisitions remained in silos with little cross pollination

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "20 years with EMC"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Integration Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Integration Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Benefits are at the high end of the scale for offerings, including in house gym. Pay scale was also very good.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work! Very demanding.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully Dell management will not destroy the culture of EMC. EMC was always a cutting edge developer. Don't loose that in the merger.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Mainframe Software QA"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mainframe Software QA in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Mainframe Software QA in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work for a top notch company

    Cons

    Merge created a lot of chaos

    Advice to Management

    Isolate the mainframe employees from the rest of the business


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Operations Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Ops Analyst in Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Ops Analyst in Franklin, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Being able to work from home. Working overtime can be beneficial at times. At the end of quarters, you'll get half days for the most part. Ice cream time is always a plus...idk.

    Cons

    Okay, where do I start. The politics are so bad there. Managers will fire you just by not liking you. Supervisors would walk away while you're talking to them, how disrespectful is that. Other coworkers want to look good so they will try to make it seem like you don't know anything at all so they could look good for the supervisors/managers. You'll work there for years and no raise. People talk crap about each other all the time. They think they know everything and won't help you but turn around and have someone else do their work for them. This has to be the worst work experience I've ever had. It is unhealthy to work under those conditions, leaving work fearing if you're on the brink of getting fired because the supervisors could seem like they are on their periods on day, this includes the male supervisors, then happy the other. Don't try to make friends, just work and try to transfer if you're in the Franklin location. Beware if you end up working there. EMC in a whole, because the politics are ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your coworkers and stop being so disrespectful to the employees that are helping you get jobs done. You seem like you love toying with employees emotions and families and that's not fine. Stop giving nonsense trainings that the employees will never use. Give raises and not wait 10 years to get one raise. Stop making this an unhealthy work environment. When employees need help with something, don't think they don't know anything at all, they just need some calcifications.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Needs to improve to retain millenials"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project/Program Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Project/Program Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting place to be during the largest tech merger of all time. Challenging work in a complex environment. I had great work/life balance and opportunities to grow and take on new challenges.

    Cons

    They don't value giving their employees even close to a typical tech company experience. Weak Flavia coffee, drab cubicles, old office buildings. It is not "fun" to work there as some other places based in Cambridge.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "QE"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, nice co-workers, flexible hours, .

    Cons

    Very stagnant and no career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Value talented employees!


  9. "I was inexperienced and EMC gave me an opp to learn a lot from their edu resources and access to industry experts."

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    Former Employee - Associate Technical Consultant in Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Technical Consultant in Franklin, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great technology and intelligent people. Everybody knows EMC and Working are there gives you the Street credit the same way Harvard University gives you academic credit.

    Cons

    The Franklin office in particular is cutthroat. Many of the women there feel that the boys club culture is intolerable. The existence of a very physically attractive inside sales team is a distraction at best - and suspicious at worst.


  10. "EMC before Dell"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Director in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Hopkinton, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, reasonable pay, interesting work

    Cons

    Lack of strategic focus, poor HR

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy Dell!


  11. "good salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    IT was the highest salary I ever had

    Cons

    in transition due to the Dell acquisition


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