EMC Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
1,970 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work/life balance is pretty good, a lot of trainings if you have time to attend (in 177 reviews)

  • You can occasionally work from home if you have personal things to handle (in 56 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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  1.  

    It was pleasant but nothing to write home about

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at EMC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nice people with a nice atmosphere. good benefits.

    Cons

    not big raises. no good training.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Professional and little supervision

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in East Brunswick, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in East Brunswick, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    They allowed employees the liberty to operate

    Cons

    Very little assistance on the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize. More team work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good overall company with excellent benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in White Plains, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in White Plains, NY (US)

    I worked at EMC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I liked the remote worker flexibility and collaborative mentality. Lots of technical talent to bring to bear when solving issues. Opportunities to move to other areas within the business as well as partner businesses such as VMware

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be tough. Sales is a revolving door which makes other parts of the delivery and customer sat process a challenge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Mostly great people with a few laggards

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Systems Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Advisory Systems Engineer in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    On the whole, a hard working group of pros who are intelligent and have a good understanding of the ecosystem - peers, competitors, partners, and adjacent businesses. The company is making the transition from a legacy storage business to a next-gen stack provider with Pivotal and VMware in the mix and is poised to be one of the few survivors of this epic transformation of the IT industry. Job mobility is reasonably good and career opportunities are good.

    Cons

    Laggards remain who only want to sell big boxes of disks, and many still don't understand the difference between infrastructure and what cloud really means. Fortunately, these are the minority and this group is shrinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing the federation story but bring the organizations much closer together.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at EMC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Alot of technology, most of it industry leading. Good quarters can be lucrative. Plethora of training available.

    Cons

    Pressure. The sales quotas go up every quarter. High turnover of account teams leaves engineers constantly looking over their shoulder. Management is also very stressed and have tendency's to take it out on team members. No real office. Sit in different location each day due to flex office space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up. They are engineers, not soldiers or puppets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Learn the technology then find a better company to build your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great technology, training and work from home

    Cons

    Lack of diversity, poor work life balance. Very difficult corporate culture, not a good place if you are female or a minority. There's a reason why this company is never on the 'Best Companies to Work for' list!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's no hope here. Any change would mean they would not have jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Employee Experience

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at EMC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    EMC is a top company to work for. They offer strong leadership, onboarding, training, team support and structure that assists in the successful completion of projects and customer satisfaction

    Cons

    Some projects are bid without full input from the delivery team creating some issues to complete work in the timeframes with high quality required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure to validate with Key team members timelines and process and solutions at beginning in SOW creation for projects to better understand project deliverable expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at EMC is a positive experience where teamwork and diligence will go a long way

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Customer Service Engineer in Warren, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Customer Service Engineer in Warren, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Willing and able team member are always there to help out. There are always new products to learn about so it keeps your mind fresh for your career

    Cons

    There is too much finger-pointing. Also, though the amount of work that there is to do can be daunting, some try to push off the workload too much to others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would behoove management to be more in-tune with what goes on in the field

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place - fun - fast moving - never bored

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Work / Life balance. Planned own schedule and work meetings. Great tech company. Plenty of opportunities to move into different positions.

    Cons

    End of Quarter Stress. Too much pressure to close the quarter. Driven quarter to quarter. Super high focus on sales. Even for post sales positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Always changing landscape of opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Consulting in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Consulting in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at EMC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Was very entrepreneurial and some areas are still. Plenty of different discipline areas to explore and develop in. Customer satisfaction driven organization.

    Cons

    Becoming very bureaucratic in it's operations. Less cross role flexibility, meaning your role is all you're to be working on. Lost the basis of a good consulting organization. People are turning their brains off to work within the constraints of the machine that is being built. Doesn't seem to be improving consulting revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you want to stay effective and relevant, as a consulting services provider, you need to benchmark better against highly successful consulting organizations, especially for consultant retention and development. If you just want to be a body shop, then continue your path of rate erosion and lack of entrepreneurial outlets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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