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Updated January 7, 2018
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  • The passion of EMC can turn to poor work / life balance if you allow it to (in 171 reviews)

  • Big company so overlapping product lines (in 94 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work and learn."

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    Former Intern - Firmware Engineer Intern in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Intern - Firmware Engineer Intern in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EMC as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic work culture and super efficient employees

    Cons

    Nothing. Everything is very nice.


  2. "Senior Consultant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some genuine people, but most have left

    Cons

    Very little career development opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Best of luck making those debt payments

  3. "All Politics Are Local?"

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    Former Employee - Midrange Clariion Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Midrange Clariion Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    EMC has provided opportunities to advance engineering careers through opportunities to develop leading-edge storage products.

    Cons

    Salary plans are a step behind:
     - Engineering salaries are partly an "MBO" which is actually "salary at risk", meaning it won't be paid if things beyond your control don't happen, such as sales goals.
     - Raises are subject to downward adjustment for reasons other than personal performance; e.g. promotions for others, the performance of the division.
     - The merger with Dell is fomenting sub-standard raises as Michael Dell has noticed EMC Massachusetts pay scales are higher than Dell Texas-based payscales.

    Advice to Management

    IP and talent are literally walking out of the building. If Dell EMC management is committed to turning this around, they should survey those that resigned in the last year, including early retirees, asking the hard questions.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "EMC was great... Dell not so much"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Framingham, MA

    I worked at EMC (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart people who were committed and motivated to succeed

    Cons

    The Dell way or the highway


  5. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EMC as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice working environment, casual dress code

    Cons

    After the merge of DELL and EMC, there was a huge lay off.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "When worlds collide"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Hopkinton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic environment with opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    The meager with Dell is a cultural collision. The EMC way was successful and aimed at a top down approach of bag the big target and not to worry about the crumbs. Dell's culture appears to be aimed at the more commercial sector. The transition of moving from one model to the next is what cost me my position as things shake out and transform. Should be interesting to see how it all turns out.

    Advice to Management

    Best of luck


  7. "system test technician"

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    Former Employee - Systems Test Technician in Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Test Technician in Franklin, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EMC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits for all employees

    Cons

    difficulty to get promoted part of the business is dying

  8. "Decent Experience, wouldn't do it again"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Hopkinton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EMC as an intern

    Pros

    Great for resume booster

    Cons

    They don't do a good job of retaining their interns.

    Advice to Management

    Give some structure to interns


  9. "SW"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is reasonable

    Cons

    Worker Resources do more with less mentality


  10. "Sr. Principal Solutions Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many different opportunities available. I was with them through the glory years, the downturn, the turn around, and the fade and merger. Through it all, I really enjoyed my time there. I always felt that it had a good engineering/technology focus.

    Always had plenty of different types of technology to work on and training/certification was encouraged.

    Cons

    Suffered a bit from having too many products and the struggles of integrating products from acquired companies.

    As hardware has become more and more marginalized, they are trying hard to shift to more software and services. They have done a good job but it's a constant struggle to compete with all the small players that pop up and steal mindshare and market share.


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