EMC Reviews

Updated 29 September, 2014
Updated 29 September, 2014
1,945 Reviews
3.7
1,945 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 174 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 89 reviews)

  • Hard to change anything since it is a big company (in 46 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    Opportunities to move within the company, though they are hard to find out.

    Cons

    You are kept busy. Overall, it is a good place to make a career,

  2.  

    Good internship, but not interested in continuing with the company

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    Former Employee - Developer  in  Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Developer in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Lots of experiences to learn
    Options to work on different projects and teams
    Flexible schedules, great pay, and friendly staff

    Cons

    Poor communication between remote teams, especially lab teams in other areas
    Loss of more senior employees throughout internship doesn't inspire confidence in continuing with the product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you can't hold on to senior staff, then something is wrong

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    New Technologies for the virtual storage solution

    Cons

    As other large companies, too slow

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good culture...low salary

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Burlington, ON
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, ON

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Good management in that they don't micro manage
    Friendly coworkers
    Flexible timing
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Lower pay than market
    Management doesn't appreciate the hard workers much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great place to work, despite minor problems

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Lots of interesting and cutting-edge projects are being worked on right now: this sums up to a very interesting and challenging work environment. Team work is excellent, training opportunities are plenty (even though we end up not having much time to actually go on training!), direct management is excellent in the sense that it actually listens to employee suggestions and acts upon it. Great team spirit.

    Cons

    Small things which add up, unfortunately:
    Raises are low, top management moves the date of salary reviews without notice (2 years in a row, 9 months of adjustments were lost), promotions are non-existent, payroll makes tons of mistakes which end up costing a lot. IT support is a joke.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Positive Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC full-time

    Pros

    good company culture, good leadership, good pay

    Cons

    to get resources for some areas is difficult

  8.  

    Overall a good place to make a career

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, employe stock purchase program, registered retirement savings plan match and save program. recognition and financial incentives for good work.

    Cons

    requires being able to keep calm under pressure, customer can be demanding when they spent a few million, minimum amount of politics...mostly customer related

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not all managers are equal, some can be sticklers on relatively low impacting issues when the overall goal is achieved. some can also be "tight budget" using half you operational budget could be considered shooting yourself in the foot when quality work is delivered. i happen to report to an excellent senior mangers which makes my vision of things different from some of my colleagues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience, but needs some culture improvement

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    Former Employee - Commercial Account Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Aggressive compensation model (at least for sales reps), flexible working arrangements, variety of work tasks

    Cons

    Boys club; traditional work environment (can be difficult to fit in); Great career advancement options throughout the company, but very limited within Canada

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make employees feel more valued as individual contributors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Opportunities at EMC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A work environment which challenges you, comes with great benefits and above average salary. EMC is a leader in its industry and offers great advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Typically a high work load which can have you working long hours. A lot of Type-A personalities which can make it difficult to get results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of other (non sales) type of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    EMC

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    Former Employee - Lead UI-UX Designer  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Lead UI-UX Designer in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    With development centers in many countries, travelling around the world has been the most fulfilling experience i had with this company.

    Cons

    EMC has an engineer centric culture thus treating design and user experienc as a feature.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i bit more Bottom up less top down

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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