EMC
3.5 of 5 1,625 reviews
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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.5 1,625 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

EMC Chairman, President, and CEO Joe Tucci

Joe Tucci

(1,108 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Best Work Life Balance, lots of amazing work and teams if you can motivate yourself"
    in 123 reviews
  • "You can occasionally work from home if you have personal things to handle"
    in 40 reviews
Cons:
  • "Into Global Service dept there are very poor work/life balance and near to zero career opportunity"
    in 64 reviews
  • "EMC is a big company so not all divisions in the company do equally well"
    in 42 reviews
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A Great Place To Work

Field Practice Lead (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at EMC full-time for more than 10 years

ProsDisruptive technology at it's very best! Lots of new and exciting products to work with.

ConsLarge, US-Owned, company. Ruthless focus on growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementExcellent pay and benefits.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company

Senior Recruiter (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at EMC as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGreat Leaders
Great People, smart and focused
Great Teams
Great Culture
Very good work life balance
Very focus on execution and delivery
Real sense of purpose and mission.
You can make a difference.
Great sales focus and enablement.
Awesome place in you are in a sales function
Market leading solutions and products.
Genuinely innovation taking place.

ConsBureaucratic, the processes in place in the back office are holding EMC back.
Political environment, some people are concerned about empire building.
Needs to be a bit more daring, very cautious company.
Seen as Dinosaur company, EMC management need to address this image problem.
Too much of a suited and booted environment.
Some favouritism is taking place outside the sales functions and delivery functions.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake more risk, get more agile.
Do something about the bureaucracy is stopping further growth and market share expansion. Great people and leaders are distracted too much by this, really slows up everything.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lack of vision, lackluster higher management on the software side (IIG)

Consultant Software Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at EMC full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNot much actually. Would not work there again, quite a frustrating experience.

ConsStupid layoffs of the wrong persons, no vision, projects get started and get killed. The IIG division will not last for a very long time IMO. Not talking about the rest of EMC, I heard it's a successful company but not very exposed to the storage side.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo something for more than 2 years, maybe it will work. You don't know, you never tried.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work if you want to settle

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at EMC as a contractor for more than a year

ProsFlexible hours, good benefits. A great place to work for if you have kids or as a stepping stone.

ConsSlow management, lack of career prospects, pay is fair but not great.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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watch your back

Finance Manager (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at EMC full-time for more than a year

Prosfast pace but often direction less

Conshighly political, poor communication from corporate, if you are not in sales this is the wrong company

Advice to Senior Managementstart listening

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting place.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at EMC full-time

ProsGreat people and good products

ConsLacks true leadership direction, always changing

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a strategy and follow it for more than 6 months.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Company fortunes could skyrocket...

Director (Current Employee)
Brentford, England

I have been working at EMC full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent range of capability and some very switched on people to work with. Opportunity to progress is encouraged as is personal development.

ConsJoe Tucci had a vision which his leadership to date have not delivered upon. Unfortunately the "dinosaurs" of "storage good times" do not understand the "Top 3" capability EMC has to offer as "solution business".

Way too many executives squabbling over "Empires" for their needs NOT the better of EMC.

Diminishing achievable compensation plans equals disgruntled employees seeking alternatives.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a step backwards and look at the focus applied to a technology that is in fast decline - block storage. The portfolio of today is second to none and could place EMC as "THE" provider of choice if only management listened to employees who know the industry being addressed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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How does this place get "Great Place to work"

IT Specialist (Current Employee)
Brentford, England

I have been working at EMC full-time for more than a year

ProsMarket leading products.
Purchased many companies that have provided good services.
Really cannot say much more.

ConsThe company is well below par. Managers manage managers. Too much politics, most of the employees are unhappy with the salary. Departments such as Marketing and Local IT where the lower salaried employees do all the work yet the managers are getting bonuses.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the managers closely a lot of details are being pushed away. The employes are extremely unhappy with the granular management that occurs.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Challenging but good experience of the vendor world.

Enterprise Account Representative (Current Employee)
Manchester, England

I have been working at EMC full-time for more than a year

ProsGood training investment, very collaborative environment, very commercial so a focused sales culture. The support is there if you can track it down.

ConsI've not found the hours and effort put in have matched the financial rewards I was lead to expect. Can be quite political and the pressure is huge - you're only as good as your last quarter so job security doesn't feel that good.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A great learning experience

Human Resources Intern (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at EMC as an intern for less than a year

ProsIt was a great experience, enabling a recent graduate to gain understanding of a truly global and corporate environment. Was provided with a lot of real responsibility and autonomy.

Cons-The location wasn't the greatest
-Internship was unpaid, expenses only
-No real opportunities after internship was over

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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