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Updated October 9, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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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

    Pay was good, technology advancement opportunities were good if you sought them out. Promotion opportunities were good if you went outside of your own group,

    Cons

    Lots of clicks and if you weren't in on one of them it was a battle to get ahead. Best advice is to move away from the clicks and try something new,

    Advice to Management

    All of the talented SVP's have for the most part left the company in the past year even after they all said they were in it for the long run and that we should hang in there because good things will come. Once again you have proven that the Corporate world is cut throat even within your own company. It is what it is.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Dell EMC"

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    Former Employee - Principal Content Developer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Principal Content Developer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Flexibility to work from home. Great team at the ground level. Great collaborators on the teams I interacted with cross-functionally. Basically, a great place to work at the individual level and one or two managerial levels above. I worked for the Isilon Storage Division. The people I worked with are/were passionate and quality-focused. They built great relationships with other teams as well.

    Cons

    Isilon was acquired by EMC and then EMC merged with Dell. Prior to the Dell acquisition, our team was cited as an example for other teams to model and our content strategies were adopted by other teams. After the Dell merger it became clear that our contributions were no longer understood or valued. I was laid off by someone who maybe knew my name and salary. My direct manager wasn't consulted in advance. I can't recommend working for a company that makes decisions based on criteria that's unrelated to skills, contributions, value, and knowledge of the product. No job security here, regardless of the quality of your work.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know the people and teams you're considering dispatching before making decisions that should be made strategically. Get input from you ground-level managers who work directly with your employees before rearranging or dismantling teams.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Service Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are one of those people who is concerned only with making descent money, has no life, and no desire to have any kind of personal life - than this is the job for you!
    If you're fond of S1 pages all day/night long and you don't require more than 2-4 hours of sleep a day (or every few days sometimes), then this job is for you!
    If you're a workaholic insomniac with no family, friends or life and you enjoy high stress and regular management intimidation - this is your job baby!
    Lets sign you up!

    Cons

    There is Absolutely no work life balance for their SAM's. None!
    It's a sweat shop that will consume every minute you allow them.
    You had better be prepared to prioritize the job over every aspect of your life, because that's what it will take.
    Its also doubtful that hard work and dedication will take you far within the company - better learn to play the politics or you wont last a year.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a week doing each role within the company and see what values ARE REALLY being instilled in your employees; You'll discover just how unbalanced some roles are and why there is a revolving door for SAM's.
    Reign in mid-management, they are running amuck.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "HR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC full-time

    Pros

    Some of the greatest/brightest people I've met work there....

    Cons

    Culture is awful now - Dell is taking away many of the benefits/perks, etc. Very different from EMC


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Emc great dell ?"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Southborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Southborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked with some great talented people

    Cons

    Not enough advancements and was never offered

    Advice to Management

    Understand what everyone does as a Single contributor


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Lab Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Leading edge technology
    Learning opportunity
    Storage, Compute, Network technologies in one place

    Cons

    Political environment, poor leadership and goal setting


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Was a much better company to work for before the Dell Merger..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMC full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, excellent work environment

    Cons

    After the dell merger, it lost the family feel

  8. Helpful (5)

    "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. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Total benefit including health is not bad

    Cons

    there is no job development

    Advice to Management

    Management should consider the engineer's career development


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Western Regional Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Western Regional Sales Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Western Regional Sales Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people were awesome they have great products

    Cons

    Dell acquired EMC in 2016


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