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Updated January 2, 2018
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  • Company was acquired by Avago during my fifth year of employment (in 7 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"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emulex full-time

    Pros

    Good Company to work for

    Cons

    Bad Cafeteria to eat food


  2. "Asic Design Engineers"

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    Former Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Emulex (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competent and fun to work with peers. Good Salary and Benefit. Good projects.

    Cons

    Emulex acquired several companies over the years and usually adopted many of acquired companies methodologies that were not always better. Company was bought out by Avago in 2015 resulting in 50% employee reduction

  3. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    Great team, atmosphere, pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Acquired by Avago Technologies currently Broadcom Limited


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "Emulex"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emulex full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice co-workers, solid OEMs as customers

    Cons

    Company was acquired by Avago during my fifth year of employment


  7. 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Principal Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance and good compensation.

    Cons

    Micro management. Projects always get scrapped.


  9. "Ok company, but uncertain with Avago/Broadcom acquisition."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Emulex full-time

    Pros

    Nice offices, good benefits, good coworkers, collegial, friendly. This was an overall ok place to work. Pay was average, but there was employee stock and bonus plans, which increased overall comp.

    Cons

    Perpetual layoffs and cost cutting made moral really bad; Lots of engineers didn't do much (80/20 principle). Products routinely cancelled due to poor management and forecasting.

    Advice to Management

    Fibre channel is dying--find some new businesses and product lines. Get rid of all the dead wood, and don't lie to employee about the company being family--family don't fire family.


  10. "Emulex Corp"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment and friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Work environment and facilities for employees can be improved. Seems like a windows shop, and everything is driven by Microsoft Windows. Salary is Ok but not very big.

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide better work environment and less managers in Management level. There are far too many VPs and senior Managers in the Organization.


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