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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. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at EMC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    lots of Training available and motivated to engage in, remote office options, great products, very knowledgeable team

    Cons

    not competitive pay, after hours work largely required, not much of a culture other then hard working - not much done in the realm of team building and fun

    Advice to Management

    be more focused on individuals and growing team members, embrace a positive outlook and bring joy to the workplace


  2. "Principal Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at EMC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, Good health benefits

    Cons

    Pay is less than industry, Unstable work environment due to lingering layoffs and uncertain strategy


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bad Management, Internal Politics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EMC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Good learning opportunities.

    Cons

    No mobility or growth in terms of career. Management is terrible - bad or no planning at all, badly organized, teams do not work well together. Lot of internal politics and favoritism. Far more management staff than I have seen elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your best employees. Help employees grow. Invest in their career and they will reward you back. Listen to your people at the grassroots.


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  5. "Consulting Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    great people, interesting work, hands-off management

    Cons

    uncertainty in future direction of the business

    Advice to Management

    Articulate a cohesive strategy with Dell


  6. "QA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at EMC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Learning a lot of new stuff, managers get very high technical skills, very helpful, and fun environment, people are nice and respectful

    Cons

    not a strict security on desktop or lab, you can get in and out of the lab by yourself, this i don't see in other companies.

    Advice to Management

    they are very good, some micro, some don't focus too much on individual's performance, should promote more for their employees such as let them do what they desired


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Company review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Great compensation
    2) Great Environment

    Cons

    Dell bought out EMC , Does look like a very good picture for current employees


  8. Helpful (1)

    "These guys are closing it down"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company atmosphere so variety of people to associate with.

    Cons

    Poor visionless management, lack of useful communication, fear-based culture limits information sharing, age-discriminating managers given free reign to pollute and distract from an already-lacking mission statement.

    Advice to Management

    Get acquired since your stock will never go over 30/share otherwise.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "SW Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EMC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Nice co-workers and friendly people around.
    - Flexible hours

    Cons

    - Laid off lots of good employees because of their works will be outsourcing to China, India.
    - Lots of talents quitting their job. I saw the 'good bye' email every weeks.
    - Be careful what position you are going to work for. I saw lots of QA got laid off and leave the office right-away in one day without notice.
    - Politic every where in the company.
    - Unclear direction.

    Advice to Management

    - Listen to the employees instead of listening to other management.
    - Be fair and not being biased.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EMC full-time

    Pros

    The local development group is responsible for a highly profitable and successful product, and part of a larger division that also performs well in the market - which might offer a certain amount of job security. The overall company culture is generally positive in that they try to take good care of their employees.

    Cons

    First, the division does not seem to have a clear strategy to adapt to coming big changes in the market. So their leading position could fade badly in the next few years. Also the company is trying to move jobs to India, so local jobs are declining.

    Advice to Management

    You need to carefully distinguish between management and technical leadership. Focus on how to best serve customers and the market seems to be lost, and that could easily take the group in the wrong direction.


  11. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Irvine, CA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EMC as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -- Flexible hours
    --6 months internship
    --informal environment

    Cons

    --Not a lot of coding left


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