EMC Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
1,911 Reviews

3.7
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EMC Chairman, President, and CEO Joe Tucci
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work/life balance is pretty good, a lot of trainings if you have time to attend (in 164 reviews)

  • There is also good flexibility around shifts or if there is the need to work from home (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • There is very little work/life balance - and not just in the US but in Europe as well (in 84 reviews)

  • Becoming a really big company - small raises, can be political, but that goes with the territory of being at (in 44 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great culture, focus on staff and customers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Great focus on customers and on people. They look after high performers.

    Cons

    Senior management outside local countries make distant decisions about employees. Offices are dull and need to get a more modern look.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company culture needs to move forward. It's a nice culture, but will it attract the future talent EMC needs?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Account Developemnet  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Account Developemnet in Sydney

    I worked at EMC as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    One of the most organised and dedicated organisation not only to it business goals but also to its staff

    Cons

    Although Senior management are not interested in politics there is a lot of it in lower management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Great training opps, good management, good experience

    Cons

    No office atmosphere, ppl don't really socialise across teams, high pressure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Team building

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with excellent vision and strategy

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Systems Engineering Manager

    I have been working at EMC for more than 8 years

    Pros

    An environment that is constantly reinventing themselves to stay relevant

    Cons

    Hard to establish yourself in the organisation, need at least a year to fully understand the machine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Insular, boys club mentality.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I worked at EMC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are some great people. Most departments have a good working environment. Can't really think of much more I'm afraid.

    Cons

    Management is inexperienced. Talking to some of them is like listening to a recital of the latest Harvard Business Review. Tenure is more important than experience. Promotions are given to the in-crowd and those unlikey to rock the boat.

    Products are falling behind the market - there are only so many start-ups you can acquire while claiming to have a coherent strategy and keeping the key people seems to be an issue. Regular spin-offs like VMWare and Pivotal deprive mainstream employees of career opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pretending. Many of you lack the required experience to lead the business to success in a world that is very different to how it was when you joined 12-14 years ago. You've been navigating EMC while the market moved on.

    Be suspicious of those who always agree with you. Be even more suspicious of those who can clearly identify what the problems are in their area but fail to share how they plan to fix them.

    Embrace your channel - don't bully or threaten them - it's a free world and you need to earn their business. Their customers aren't impressed when they find out that the only reason a solution has been proposed was to keep you happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMC full-time

    Pros

    Interesting Leading edge tech company
    Lots of training on offer, and certifications.

    Cons

    need to find your way around the politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great culture, great people, great benefits

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    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Good culture with very competitive packages, good benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    I can't think of any (today)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing Pains

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    I worked at EMC full-time

    Pros

    Great Storage Technology, market leaders, good people and pays quite well

    Cons

    All the acquisitions changed the companies culture - not for the better
    Product Quality decreased.
    Very Bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't morph into an IBM or HP and trying to be everything to everyone

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good foundations, struggling to innovate, numbers driven.

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Melbourne

    I worked at EMC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good pay. good reputation. large customer base

    Cons

    sterile environment. extremely numbers driven

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large organisation with stacks of cash

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Depending on which group you are in - they are market leaders.

    They have nice community focussed activities.

    Cons

    Too many separate fiefdoms that don't collaborate - one division is actually partnering with another division's main competitor!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have many billions of free cash - stop the petty cost savings that hurt employee morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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