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Poorly managed acquisitions by EMC and Dell
Director (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAOctober 21, 2016
The acquisitions by EMC and Dell were very poorly managed. Lots of layoffs worldwide across the multiple organization. Highly centralized and political in Boston and Dallas.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Poor job security/advancement
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Company struggling to adapt to new realities
Operations & Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WANovember 1, 2015
As part of the EMC Federation, this is a difficult place to find success. All interactions with customers are micro-managed by EMC account teams. EMC teams are all transactional and struggle to understand strategies much beyond storage and maintenance renewals. Maybe with the pending Dell merger this will improve. VCE can succeed but needs to break away from the EMC culture in order to do so. People are good though. Everybody helps and is willing to be honest and transparent.
Pros
Great healthcare, decent compensation, nice PTO allowance
Cons
EMC sales teams, difficult to have strategic conversations with customers
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Amazing place for anyone's career
IT Business Process Analyst (Current Employee) –  Richardson, TXDecember 9, 2014
VCE is a cutting edge company with endless opportunities. In only 4 years it has taken over 50 percent of the market in converged infrastructure. Companies like IBM and HP are trying to compete in the market but have not been able to catch up.

In being a new company there are a lot of opportunities for career growth and access to executives is plentiful. If you are motivated on any level and get a position with VCE, you will go far.

Because EMC is the parent company we have access to a lot of technological resources as well as their leverage on HR benefits.

Amazing company to work for, truly at the cutting edge of technology.
Pros
Access to Executives, great work culture and environment, boundless career growth.
Cons
Ever-changing environment, if you like consistency this is not the place.
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Firedrils and unkept promises
Advisory Architect (Former Employee) –  Marlborough, MAApril 2, 2016
Great place to work on latest technology and love trial by fire. Frequent priority changes if priorities actually get set. Management is running in many different directions and one hand does not know or care what the other is doing.
Pros
Money and opportunity were plentiful in hey day ( with Cisco ), technology and training were encouraged.
Cons
EMC management style took hold when cisco left, new management ruined the startup feel, Penny wise and dime foolish became the norm, Dell merger destroying VCE.
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Productive and fun work place with foos ball and ping pong table
Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Marlborough, MAJune 19, 2015
Pioneer in converged infrastructure, work life balance, good medical and health benefits. diverse culture, good management, excellent teams agile process
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Fast-paced, growth-driven company
Global Resource Management (Current Employee) –  Richardson, TXAugust 4, 2015
At VCE, a typical day at work begins around 6:30AM and ends around 4:30 - 5:00PM. Each work day is usually a sprint from start to end and requires attention to detail, motivation and very strong organizational skills to stay on target. Working with customers around the glob requires awareness of strict deadlines.

The skills I learned at VCE will translate well with other companies. I honed my presentation skills, creating and building process flows, working with cross functional and multi-cultural teams and impeccable organizational skills. Co-workers are mostly amiable and easy to work with, and, most importantly, want to help you succeed.

The most difficult part of the job is balancing satisfaction between internal customers and external customers. Both are incredibly important and at times do not align with each other. Therefore, astute decision making is key for success.

The most enjoyable part of my job at VCE is that there is a fair work/life balance. The culture is such that if you are able to stay on top of your affairs and responsibilities, no manager will be breathing down your neck to come in on time or leave late. The hours I work, as stated above, are hours that I chose and deemed necessary to complete a typical work day. If something needs to be done over the weekend or even on a day off, it is understood that you will be checking your emails regularly in order to handle these situations.
Pros
Work/life balance is excellent, compensation is fair, ability for growth
Cons
Office location in Boston is far outside of town
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company to avoid
Senior Solutions Architect (Current Employee) –  RemoteDecember 22, 2015
VCE is a 3rd party reseller and integrator with poor management, and an even worse product. Quality is low with a priority on quantity, not quality. Corporate mentality is push it out the door and fix it later and little to no work/life balance.
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Growing company with a great job culture
Revenue Operations Specialist (Current Employee) –  Marlboro, MAFebruary 11, 2014
Working at VCE was very rewarding and I leaned a lot during my time there.
Pros
Great people, great benefits
Cons
Contractor employment with no room for advancement
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Administrative Assistant (Temporary) (Former Employee) –  Richardson, TXFebruary 16, 2016
not a very nice place the employees talk behind your back if you don't know everything and who does when you first start a job? over heard an manager talking bad about me and was very hurt by it!
expected me to know everything and it was unreal trying to get help in learning new process. No training classes at all and none of the employee are will to help
Pros
good hourly pay
Cons
not a nice place
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Learning enviroment
Seamster (Former Employee) –  Haynesville, VAMarch 11, 2014
A good workplace to obtain knowledge about a unique field without any advancement or benefits in site.
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Evolving culture
Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Durham, NCFebruary 15, 2016
Not enough time to tell as ownership and therefore culture changed.

VCE bought by EMC which was bought by Dell, a consumer products company with associated business model.
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No room for advancement
Sr Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Richardson, TXJune 18, 2015
No room for advancement
Long hours
Management is great in some areas, but not all
Work life balance is so-so
Now part of EMC and follows what they want to do
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It is a startup inside a big company
PRODUCT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CASeptember 24, 2015
Great people coming from Cisco still without typical Cisco culture. Very flexible in terms of work hours. They care about delivery and not how you do it. They prefer smart people over just hardworking people. A combination of both would definitely rise here.
Pros
Free Drinks, Flexible Timings, Work From Home
Cons
As a part of bigger company (EMC) bureaucracy is hitting employees
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OK place to work if a 'yes man'
vArchitect (Current Employee) –  McLean, VASeptember 26, 2013
Upper management is out of touch with field, and quick to panic if anything is amiss in their ivory tower point of view
Managers in the field are pretty good
Job security is hit-miss, more so here than at many organizations
Productivity and knowledge of the products sold by the company are not considered for career advancement
Pros
Pay is above norm, work from home a lot in sales organization
Cons
In the review
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Always changing
IT (Former Employee) –  Richardson, TXApril 8, 2014
Working at VCE was an entirely new experience, fish out of water. I had no IT experience, went in thinking I was going to be an Administrative Assistant and was thrown into the Help Desk department. The language and knowledge was totally new and it was the hardest part of the job to learn but became easier to learn once I was assigned to a proprietary program and worked solely with it. The hightlight of my job was working with teams in Cork, Ireland and Boston, MA, interacting with them daily, learning about their culture and deciphering their dialect, as I'm sure they had to do the same with me.
Pros
Speaking with people all over the world
Cons
Never having any down time through the course of the day
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Stay Away!!
Inventory Analyst (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CANovember 18, 2014
Management is abysmal with no clear direction, insight, or understanding of industry best practices. There is minimal to no opportunity for career advancement. Working here is an truly an exercise in futility and this company should be avoided.
Pros
Great technology
Cons
Poor management
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good people, lots of hours
Engineering Business Operations Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCNovember 19, 2015
good people, lots of hours. hard working, smart people. changing direction. dollar driven, customer focus, our team is a great team
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Innovative technology... lack of opportunities to advance
Manager (Current Employee) –  Richardson, TXSeptember 25, 2014
Leading edge technology, fast paced environment. Opportunities to advance within the organization are exceptionally limited. No real career paths defined. Limited long term career opportunities.
Pros
Working with the very latest technology. VCE has some really incredible people.
Cons
Very limited opportunties to advance within the infrastructure.
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Good datacenter virtualization company
Sr. Solutions Engineer (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAMay 26, 2015
Friendly colleagues, cooperative environment with opportunities to learn new technologies, fair work life balance.
After EMC take over, the future is not clear.
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Busy Start-up Company
Executive Briefing Advisor (Current Employee) –  Marlborough, MAApril 27, 2012
There is no typical day as an Executive Briefing Advisor at VCE. Where this is a start-up company everyone here has to wear many different hats to complete all of the tasks that need to be completed. If there was a typical day working here it would consist of opening the briefing center in the morning, making sure rooms are fully stocked and ready for the customers. Greeting the customers as they enter and showing them to the room. Then going back to planning for future briefings. This entails talking directly with Sales Reps to help plan their visit here. As an advisor you plan what topics they will be hearing about and who will be presenting it for them, it is your job to secure each of the presenters as well. You are also in charge of ordering food and planning logistics. Along with all of this there is reporting, and feedback, and many other ad-hoc projects that come along. The hardest part of this job is being able to function with constant interruption. It takes a ton of organizational skill, and the ability to multi-task. The most enjoyable is when a briefing comes through and is extremely successful, you can really see all the work you put into it pay off!
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