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Emulex Los Angeles Reviews

Updated June 18, 2017
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Emulex President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Benck
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Pros
  • Good work life balance and good compensation (in 9 reviews)

  • I liked the work environment and I learnt a lot during my tenure (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Company acquired by Avago Technologies and Entire Finance Group laid off (in 6 reviews)

  • Top heavy, lack of vision/execution, too many decision makers but too few who can make a decision (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Good company, now history"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented people, excellent pay & benefits, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    I saw two instances of sexual harrassment by same lower level manager in Operations Dept. Both incidences were reported to HR dept, then reports were written against the manager, etc. But company failed to take serious action. Result was same manager continued to manage the same employees afterwards. The two employees were both disappointed (and uncomfortable) with Emulex for that policy decision.

    Advice to Management

    Chief execs and board lost the plot in their final years instead of focusing on core competencies. Leadership errors may not have been coincidental to 3 activist investor hedge funds owning big shares during the same time.


  2. "Admin @ Emulex"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice facility with a gym, good pay, and benefits.

    Cons

    They are so top heavy with too many "Director" titles. They don't have enough "worker bees."

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with the Engineers. Conduct 360 reviews on Management for development opportunities.

  3. "Company Review"

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    Former Employee - HW Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - HW Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    stable, good work, good technology

    Cons

    too much management changes and wrong decisions

    Advice to Management

    don't sell the company


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Crafty Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trabuco Canyon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trabuco Canyon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Emulex (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, family environment except for the management.

    Cons

    Managers would lie to make themselves look good. Experts at making nonsense graphs and sweeping problems that are created by India groups under the rug. Willing to sacrifice product stability and reliability to save money, ie. India test groups and developers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying and trust your domestic employees. You get what you pay for is not just an old saying.


  5. "Great Company - Great People"

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    Former Employee - Credit Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Credit Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with great people.

    Cons

    Company acquired by Avago Technologies and Entire Finance Group laid off


  6. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Emulex (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Lab Experience.
    Good to learn new technology.

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Management does not have foresight for the company
    No Bonus
    No encouragement to Employees
    No appreciation of work


  7. "Service Desk Manager"

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company WAS a great company to work for. Awesome benefits and great team of people to work with.

    Cons

    Now that it has been sold to Avago it is no longer a vibrant employee focused company. Only focused on the dollar now. Many of the great staff has been laid off. IT is outsourced fully to India and Singapore now.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't take advice from employees

  8. "Great company, but now history"

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

    Pros

    Incredible people culture. Everyone aiming for the same goals. Minimal politics

    Cons

    With changes in the business environment, it became increasingly difficult to succeed. New acquisition didn't work as hoped.


  9. "ELX"

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Emulex (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and lots of talented people. Best fibre-channel technology in the industry.

    Cons

    Lost sight of business direction. Spent tons of money acquiring other companies that did not contribute much to revenue bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Sell off unprofitable business units and concentrate on improving profitability.


  10. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Acting General Counsel in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Acting General Counsel in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emulex (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Highly competent people and great business model

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you're doing


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