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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. "Emulex Corp"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Firmware Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Many wrong calls"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were pockets of excellence in the company. There may still be but most are gone.

    Cons

    Upper management made choices based on inaccurate and generally poor data rather than reaching into the organization and talking to senior engineers.


  4. "verification engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, nice colleagues. Excellent automation infrastructure, opportunities to learn new tools and methodologies.

    Cons

    compensation, bad project management,


  5. "anonymous"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emulex (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Emulex has been a great experience. There have been many opportunities for growth and collaboration. Emulex lives it values everyday in the decisions it makes about company direction and employee culture.

    Cons

    going through a lot of change after being acquired by Avago.


  6. "sr verification engg"

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    Current Employee - Senior Verification Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Verification Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good work ...got to work on advance technologies

    Cons

    politics brought down the technology company emulex

    Advice to Management

    have minimum management, vp and focus on technology and not politics


  7. "Good but it's over"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Emulex (More than a year)

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of information from higher levels

  8. "Good to work for in S. California"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back env, OK compensation package, good technology, smart set of engineers but not well motivated, seems like a good place for retirement.

    Cons

    Top heavy, lack of vision/execution, too many decision makers but too few who can make a decision. No bonus to employees (only directors and above qualify for a bonus).

    Advice to Management

    Invest in future, and share the profit with ALL the employees. No company can succeed with out a vision. FC revenue can not feed you for ever!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Office Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Morgan Hill, CA
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Morgan Hill, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emulex (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for.

    Cons

    We were just acquired by Avago


  10. Helpful (4)

    "What do you think of CEO Benck and his leadership skills now?"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None- Except for the few survivors that received huge incentives to stay and talk the talk and walk the walk.

    Cons

    CEO just led a huge WW layoff as part of his deal to sell to AVGO.
    Word is that over 700 people are gone... out of a prior total of ~1,100.
    Some departments are down 80-90%.
    Costa Mesa, corporate headquarters facility up for sale.
    Closed Roseville and other sites.

    No possibility of future R&D. They have lost critical mass and too many key engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Run... don't walk away from this train wreck. Find another job. Don't look back.


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