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EMC Toronto Reviews

Updated April 26, 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 91 reviews)

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  1. "OK company now"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It used to be a very much people company, but now a days with all those layoffs, can't say this anymore. Perks are good.

    Cons

    Layoffs, budget cuts, lack of innovative approach. Salary could be better but anyway until recent turn of events didn't complain much.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just outsource to India or China. Recognize people's potential and loyalty for the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great local teams | Poor Corporate Management"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Local team and management was excellent. Had a great culture and was very inclusive. Nearly a complete lack of politics.
    -LOTS of availability to take classes, eLearnings, etc.
    -Benefits package and other compensation were excellent

    Cons

    -Upper management were completely blind and reactionary. Absolutely unimaginitive and unadaptive.
    -Very little room for advancement
    -HR was on the company's side and mistreated/threatened employees with disabilities or other such concerns.
    -Seemingly no repercussions for employees who consistently dropped the ball. No reward for those who always pick it up.
    -Very strong recruitment scheme (Associate Program) makes staff disposable in management's eyes.
    -terrible work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    -Don't treat your staff as disposable.
    -Don't expect a whole division to go from 50% compliance on a metric to 98% compliance in a month.

  3. "Large IT company facing uncertainty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    An opportunity to grow and thrive as it is possible depending on the location you are based - to transfer to other product lines be they hardware or software based resulting in an expanded skill set.

    Cons

    A great deal of uncertainty as EMC is digested by Dell - what products will remain.
    How will Dell handle the increased debt load.
    EMC is shedding staff and looking at lowering costs by hiring in their "centres of excellence"

    Advice to Management

    Take a break from primarily hiring GSAP's as their lack of technical skill IS impacting CSAT and TTR. you are being penny wise but pound foolish


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Solutions Architect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at EMC full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn skills

    Cons

    Work and life balance issues

    Advice to Management

    Too much focus on utilization numbers coupled with use of overseas resources causing lower morale and anxiety among the onshore resources


  5. "Great experience, but needs some culture improvement"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Aggressive compensation model (at least for sales reps), flexible working arrangements, variety of work tasks

    Cons

    Boys club; traditional work environment (can be difficult to fit in); Great career advancement options throughout the company, but very limited within Canada

    Advice to Management

    Make employees feel more valued as individual contributors


  6. Helpful (2)

    "No innovation"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people and work environment

    Cons

    No where to move up, upper management wasted talent and a good product and let it stagnate.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just try to milk a product for as long as you can. Try to innovate and not let all the competitors leapfrog you.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Large company with small company values. Very impressed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life balance. Co-workers are amazing and professionalism. Also the management is very approachable without close doors (up to the VP levels).

    Cons

    Takes a while to move up in the organization as there is very little people you leave the organization. However, people are quick to refer you in new positions and promotions when available.

    Advice to Management

    MBA for payment over a 2-5 year plan to allow employees to know benefits, raises, stock options, and future career growth.

  8. "!!!"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Complimentary drinks and snacks
    Friendly Environment

    Cons

    Bad Project Management
    Missing the development spec

    Advice to Management

    good vision needed to be backed up by development team. would be the best if the management can evaluate the what the team can do within certain time frame before the project begin


  9. "EMC - Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great organization. Currently a leader among its' competitors. Strong and consistent growth over the last 22 quarters. Great product offerings. They pay very well and the benefits are amazing. I believe that working for EMC is great for career growth and opens many doors for future development.

    EMC offers lots of opportunity for personal development, many courses available to it's employees and offers an excellent tuition repayment program.

    You make some great connections and work with some very bright people. You can spend your whole life working at EMC and be in many different career paths.

    Cons

    Stress level can be high at times, due to the nature of the sales environment.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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