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Emulex Reviews

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, now history"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "G&A"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Descent work as an engineer lots of exposure, lots of projects, international or multisite interaction.

    Cons

    Since acquisition of Avago stability looms. Nothing desirable in terms of culture. Hang on tight.

    Advice to Management

    Only as good as your direct manager the higher ups are bottom-line focused (as they should be), unfortunately at all costs.

  3. "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


  4. "Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emulex (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a good experience. But had lot of layoffs because no one knows what direction they want to go.

    Cons

    Lot of layoffs, bad management.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Director of Finance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Team. Constant challenges. Interesting products. Visible roles. Small company feel. Intelligent workforce. decent compensation

    Cons

    limited future. too many products. seemingly no barriers to competition in the current markets. the overall industry is slow to adopt new technologies.

    Advice to Management

    play to core competencies.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Firmware Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Staff Firmware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Firmware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Emulex full-time

    Pros

    Great technology, opportunity to work on one of the best products in the market, a great team to work with.
    Avago's acquisition when the road map was uncertain.

    Cons

    Internal politics between companies acquired by Emulex before Avago's acquisition.
    Avago's acquisition with no next generation of CNAs to develop.

    Advice to Management

    You did enough damage running the company with too many VPs and Senior directors for a very long time. Its time to pay back. Pull out your extraordinary abilities, if any and give a last try to make a difference. You have been telling engineers to believe in you without a strategy for a long time.


  7. "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Definitely enjoyed working with all of the people as they became family

    Cons

    No negatives except the company being acquired

  8. "Was good, but got acquired"

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

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

    Pros

    great team, worked hard; but played hard too

    Cons

    unfortunately the were acquired by a larger tech company.


  9. "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


  10. "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


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