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EMC Reviews

Updated 24 May 2017
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  • Can be tough to have a healthy work life balance if you are not careful, just depends on the role you are in (in 165 reviews)

  • Political just as any big company (in 90 reviews)

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  1. "All change"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in London, England
    Former Employee - Marketing in London, England

    I worked at EMC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some great people and large enough scale to do some cool marketing. Fast paced and tech products can make it a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Fast pace can mean rushing out campaigns and work without really understanding the prospects or products. Department segmentation can cause a few problems.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "EMC ex employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, work from home

    Cons

    No structure, focused on Q end only


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Worse company I've ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None whatsoever. This is the only company I have nothing good to say anything about.

    Cons

    Where do I start when referring to the Evil MaChine?....I worked as a field engineer in London and this company is ran by sociopaths who couldn't care less about their employees. When I interviewed with them according to the position they advertised, they told me one thing, then when I finally joined - after waiting for TWO MONTHS because HR or whoever were apparently dragging their feet) - my then manager called me into a room and apologised and stated that I will actually be doing something else and that my salary will be somewhat lower than discussed! I couldn't believe what I was hearing but I needed a job after being made redundant from my last job.

    Too many cons to even list: ridiculous shift patterns; assigning way too many jobs (including IMAC projects) that they expect you to complete at night with very little support without any regard to your capabilities or circumstances; bullying culture and blatant favouritism; horrible pay; no career progression; terrible managers who change the rules whenever they feel like it and try to stitch you up if you dare disagree with their ridiculous policies; utter contempt for their customers; the absolute WORSE call scheduling team ever. I could write a whole library on their incompetence have made that have had bad effects on engineers and customers yet for some strange reason were never held accountable.

    There's more I could get into, but the point is if you value your sanity, want career progression and don't want to be cheated out of salary or benefits - AVOID! I cannot stress this enough. If I sound like some disgruntled ex employee - three people from my own team alone left EMC around the same time which speaks volumes. Every engineer who still works there that I come across in datacentres never have a good word to say about them and say I was lucky to leave when I did.

    I was there for a short time and it was the worse working experience of my life. They couldn't pay me enough to ever work there again.

    Advice to Management

    There's no point because they don't take advice.


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  5. "Inside Sales representative"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in London, England
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No micromanagement, great atmosphere, lovely coworkers

    Cons

    Office Politics, treats employees as if they r in school sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Remove the politics from the criteria of getting promoted


  6. "Bubble"

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in London, England
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good office and technology infrastructure

    Cons

    poor senior management and weak managers.

    Advice to Management

    listen more to employee concerns and challanges


  7. "Good with my disability"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was in consulting:
    EMC were model in handling my disability.
    Good people who do everything to deliver.

    Cons

    May be required to work long-hours
    Difficult to get product salemen aligned with consulting engagements

    Advice to Management

    A little more strategy beyond 1 year


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good products - culture from the 80's"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Account in Brentford, England
    Current Employee - Senior Account in Brentford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EMC (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good products and chance to earn money on sales with sensible targets

    Cons

    Management style is awful - old boys club who are blame cultured and quarterly driven - innovation internally is ridiculously slow

    Advice to Management

    Transform management and process to the current day ethics and do what you preach internally


  9. "Practice Lead"

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    Former Employee - Practice Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Practice Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An excellent company to work for.

    Cons

    Occasionally makes a small number of employees redundant

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in top talent.


  10. "Pros/Cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentford, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, friendly atmosphere, recognition.

    Cons

    Head office located in Brentford.


  11. "Tin men - no clear strategy"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Brentford, England
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Brentford, England
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Very sales orientated and good people employed - although are not trusted by the management. Good internal systems. Good products but mixed messaging / significant overlap with the Federation and no marketing.

    Cons

    Management is awful. Big blame culture. Very macho table thumping behaviour . Like going back in time . Massive focus on quarterly performance - tactical and short term. Customer is not King. Very few women employed - and when they do, few stay. A real boys club. People don't stay long.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people. You don't employ kids so don't treat them like it. Focus more on long term strategic relationships. There are a lot of ex customers out there with long memories.


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