EMC Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
1,979 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work/life balance is pretty good, a lot of trainings if you have time to attend (in 179 reviews)

  • There is also good flexibility around shifts or if there is the need to work from home (in 58 reviews)


Cons
  • There is very little work/life balance - and not just in the US but in Europe as well (in 91 reviews)

  • Hard to change anything since it is a big company (in 47 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company, need to bring change faster

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Services Director
    Current Employee - Services Director

    I have been working at EMC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong balance sheet, stable & secure company, charitable and encourages employees to do the same, gives back to local community, good benefits, reasonable career opportunities.

    Cons

    Very competitive culture, sometimes it feels as if it's an old boys club/network, management focused almost exclusively on numbers, quarterly driven behaviour

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workforce and learn from their customer interactions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    EMC is a great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Human Resources Generalist in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Human Resources Generalist in London, England

    I have been working at EMC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I am working for a growing company that is leading the 2nd Platform and is moving into the 3rd Platform. I have got the possibility to grow in my role with a great exposure. Everithing here is about performance and that is something that really motivate me in doing my best. I have the possibility to work with the best professionals in the sector, in a really friendly environment with lot of benefits and flexibility.

    Cons

    A 60.000 employees company that is always "looking forward". Everithing Must Change in EMC and you have to be able to work under pressure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Take their employees for granted

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

    I have been working at EMC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is pretty decent. Once you have a job here, I think it's pretty hard to get let go.

    Cons

    There is very little work/life balance - and not just in the US but in Europe as well. There is very little room to be creative in marketing, and your day is taken up with conference calls and building PPTs rather than actually getting to action anything.

    I've had several roles and politics get in the way of making things happen. Be prepared for things to move SLOW. And upper management has very little idea of what the "peons" are doing - even though they are working their butts off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell your team that you appreciate them. Be honest and upfront when there are changes happening in the organization. Give people autonomy to be creative. SCHEDULE FEWER CONFERENCE CALLS!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for. good benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits package. stable environment.

    Cons

    Office locations are not great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A highly political culture with an identity crisis and questionable morals.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Director in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Client Director in Manchester, England

    I worked at EMC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Broad portfolio of products which are, on the whole, good quality. Impressive track record of acquiring technology companies.

    Cons

    Very confused go-to-market strategy. The company talks about transformation, Generation Y etc ...... BUT the sales teams are measured 100% on selling higher and higher quantities of disk based storage. These strategies are mutually exclusive and are driving high staff attrition rates and I believe they are heading for severe reductions in revenues.
    There are very serious cultural issues at EMC - the EMEA and UK management team demonstrate very little support of the staff. Numbers are everything, irrespective of behaviour and ethics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent; target your staff in alignment with your publicly stated strategy.
    You preach that your people are your greatest asset - you are heading for a mass exodus unless you actually deliver on this claim.
    Break up the company now as there are too many conflicting dynamics at work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great product and technology stacks

    Cons

    Culture within the teams can improve

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great technologies and Vision - But a deeply disturbing work culture.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Brentford, England
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Brentford, England

    I have been working at EMC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Acquisitions, technology & vision are outstanding.
    If you're young and want want a good grounding in storage and backup products and technologies, this is a very good place to start.
    Comparatively high proportion of time can be at home versus office/travel.

    Cons

    Frankly bizarre culture: It's inevitable that one day you will be stabbed in the back, criticised as wholly deficient, or sacrificed to a sales troll - for no justifiable reason. Most people last about 5 years if they're lucky - there are only so many bullets you can dodge.
    What happens at the customer coalface is a world away from the vision - it's a machine for selling the product portfolio, which is focused on storage.
    It wants to be visionary and have the Executive Conversation, but what it likes and encourages are self-centred sales Neanderthals and nerdy storage gurus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture and you will succeed. Leave it as it is and you'll be unable to adapt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A Great Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Practice Lead in London, England
    Former Employee - Field Practice Lead in London, England

    I worked at EMC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent pay and benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Consultant Software Engineer

    I worked at EMC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Stupid 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in London, England

    I have been working at EMC as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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