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EMC Pleasanton Reviews

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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 162 reviews)

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

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  1. "SR HR Generalist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Team I work with is wonderful. I couldn't ask for a better team of HR professionals.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up. Salary isn't competitive.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "EMC Information Intelligence Group"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Project Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Project Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A professional and collaborative work environment. EMC has attracted some of the industry's best and brightest in their enterprise content management group. Their client base is solid and supportive. Career growth is encouraged.

    Cons

    This is an enormous highly "matrixed" corporation with regular organizational redirections. Some changes are reactive to the industry, of course, but others are strategic reorganizations by top executive management.

    Advice to Management

    Commit to longer-term strategies that take global industry uncertainties into consideration.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Field Engineer / Onsite Resident Customer Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Customer Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was employed by EMC for over 10 years. Work/life balance is okay as long as you had a good working team (I did). There was plenty of work (non-stop) and we always placed the customer's needs as our first priority (installs/break-fix). New products were always incoming so your skills would never become stagnant.

    Benefits were great(i.e. PTO, Health, Training).

    Cons

    Company numbers and statistics on a spreadsheet just does not depict what work is being accomplished in the field as there is a big disconnect between the bean counters and what is actually happening in real life. The early days of EMC was more centered on CSAT. As long as your customer's were happy they would continue to be EMC customers and basically buy more service and products. Most recently however, that philosophy has changed. Management is more focused on how the field guys are pulling numbers for their spreadsheets to make themselves look good. They seem less concerned on whether their customers are satisfied of the work performed vs just the number of items checked out on their matrix sheets.

    Remote support is terrible. That is from what the customer's have told me and what I have experienced when I needed help while I was in the field. On a 50% ratio, most customers wanted to call me directly vs calling for assistance for remote support.

    Advice to Management

    Review how EMC got started. See how well it worked back then when CSAT was a priority and not when doctored fictitious matrix sheets determined how to run your team and or your company.


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  5. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable company to work at

    Cons

    Management can be out of touch with employees

    Advice to Management

    Treasure your employees


  6. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional working environment. Good company culture. HR did a good job on all kinds activities.

    Cons

    New questions need to spend time to resolve due to a log of changes.

    Advice to Management

    Good company culture. Need give people chances to get promoted.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was nice for the amount of work they had me do, which wasn't that much work to be honest.

    Cons

    Boss was very busy during time I interned, so I didn't really get much attention and didn't have a lot to do so it was a little boring.

    Advice to Management

    If you're gonna hire interns, make sure boss has time to check on what the intern is doing instead of just kind of letting them loose.


  8. "As an intern, they give you insight to areas only if you ask."

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    Former Intern - Finance in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Intern - Finance in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are helpful. Pay by college year. Get to travel to Hopkinton, MA to present your finance project to 40-50 finance executives. Other than that the FTIP program on the West Coast is a little bit scattered compared to East Coast since that is their only tech giant in MA compared to the Silicon Valley

    Cons

    Slow IT department. There are dozens of systems you need access to get what you want. High level management is only good in some areas. Very mellow environment, makes you question if you want to live a cube-life.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Large company with chance to grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of chance to grow and move within the company. Ability to transfer with US and abroad if interested. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Too many layers and not very personal because of size. It might be a good fit for some but for me having a local Bay Area manager and then east coast manager was mading.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Big company - office politics, lower pay, high expectations"

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    Former Employee - Writer/Editor in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Writer/Editor in Pleasanton, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Can usually maintain good work-life balance
    * Open to telecommuting/remote work schedule
    * Good autonomy/self-direction to get your work done
    * Good benefits (health, 401k, ESPP, etc.)
    * Opportunities to contribute to local communities

    Cons

    * No salary increases for multiple years despite stellar performance reviews
    * No/little career advancement if not in revenue-generating position
    * Yearly layoffs to increase share value; only managers given opportunity to transfer to other departments
    * Upper management doesn't usually listen to workers in the trenches; communication is from the top down only
    * Lots of office politics (good ol' boy network - few women/minorities in upper management)


  11. "Inside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, good pay, good benfits

    Cons

    Ramp up time on product, training, company procedures, business procedures

    Advice to Management

    Better definition of job, objectives, expectations



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