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"Fine for presales storage geeks, otherwise avoid."

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

EMC Presales is a good place for a relatively young technologist who wants to get a 1st.-Class grounding in the latest storage and backup technology and products. The product portfolio is outstanding and acquisitions strategy spot-on. If you are in a buoyant sales sector then all will be well and you'll have a lot to contribute and will get good experience. You'll get the training, visits to EMC World, and investment you need if you're in this core area.

Cons

There are a lot of passive-aggressive people working in EMC at every level: it is the corporate culture. You are likely to fall foul of these people even if you don't consciously antagonise them. Top-down, targets are set internally and there's a constant atmosphere of threat if they're not met. Yet internal processes are obscure and convoluted. This is not a cloud or big data company, or agile apps company, despite the rhetoric. Group companies like VCE (converged infrastructure) and VMWare are independent P&Ls and often work as much against as with EMC core sales teams.

Advice to Management

Leave. You're even more vulnerable than customer-facing presales.

Other Employee Reviews for EMC

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Aggressive Sales driven culture wouldnt recommend to anyone who wants an enjoyable challenge"

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

    I have been working at EMC full-time

    Pros

    Market leading products in EMC,VMware and VCE

    Cons

    Do not understand or appreciate services beyond product support
    Very immature support organisation and processes (i.e. HR, marketing, finance etc)
    Pay is below market average and distributed based on what you can negotiate rather than what you are worth
    Aggressive, highly politicised sales driven culture
    How on earth they make the list of great places to work I will never know - boy there must be some bad companies out there

    Advice to Management

    If you pay peanuts you get monkey's - and I am afraid that is exactly what you have in terms of talent at some middle and senior levels in the UK and EMEA
    Have more of a balance with regards the personality profiles of those at the top (it apears there is only ex salesman executives)


  2. "Nice place for stable employment, with good social package and compensation."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TSE in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Current Employee - TSE in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - very competitive social package, which covers every familiy member
    - stable and above average compensation, which is reviewed on a yearly basis
    - regular bonuses which percentage depend on the quaterly targets
    - well-educated staff, which is always ready to help

    Cons

    - due to company size promotion may take long time
    - compensation review end up in small increment, however this is normal for big corporations
    - high workload which may require out of office hours engagement

    Advice to Management

    - value good SW Engineers

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