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Emulex Corporation provides network connectivity, monitoring and management hardware and software. The company's I/O connectivity offerings, including its line of Ethernet and Fibre Channel-based connectivity products, were used in server and storage products from OEMs, including Cisco, Dell, EMC Corporation, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, IBM, NetApp and Oracle Corporation.

A former employee shared, "A typical day at Emulex starts with being told what you did wrong the previous day, even if you were following strict protocol. I learned very quickly that my two "superiors" were never going to embrace anyone else coming into their department, their world, and actually *thinking* as opposed to being an automaton.

Most of my other co-workers were ok, but everyone is really in their own world, and no one talks to anyone outside their own department, even if they sit right next to one another.

The hardest part of the job was listening to my bosses talk about their sexual exploits and seeing the one expose her giant chest to the world. When I complained about the sexual conversations that I was made to be a part of (this was during meetings, even), I was told that I should just try to be part of the group and after that, I was treated even worse by the two of them.

The most enjoyable part of the job was the day I left."

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Current Employee - IT Professional says

"Now that it has been sold to Avago it is no longer a vibrant employee focused company. Only focused on the dollar now. Many of the great staff has been laid off. IT is outsourced fully to India and Singapore now."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Top heavy, too many Directors, not enough tactical contributors. Expected to work over 40 hours weekly."

Former Employee - Engineer says

"Upper management made choices based on inaccurate and generally poor data rather than reaching into the organization and talking to senior engineers."

Former Employee - Engineer says

"CEO just led a huge WW layoff as part of his deal to sell to AVGO. Word is that over 700 people are gone... out of a prior total of ~1,100. Some departments are down 80-90%. Costa Mesa, corporate headquarters facility up for sale. Closed Roseville and other sites. No possibility of future R&D. They have lost critical mass and too many key engineers."

Current Employee - Principal Engineer says

"Worst management in the world who only want to milk what's left of the dying cow called "Emulex""

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"The upper managment has a long history of being very happy as the number 2 player in a duopoly. They strongly avoid risk, including any innovation. As their cash cow Fibre Channel dies, they are dwindling their liquid assests and their engineering resources over petty infighting. Their marketing and sales departments have no experience in growing new markets nor attacking adjacent markets. They only know how to sell derivative "me too" products to the same 4 enterprise OEMs who are no longer buying."

Current Employee - Staff Engineer says

"Lacking leadership. Communciation is bad, no sharing of information. Cliques system at different levels of management. Add to that, they have grown inorganically with acquiring companies - management folks tend to form tight groups with their own buddies and not open to good ideas from outside that group. Don't expect salary raises to come by easily. With the technical talent that they have, the technology of products do not reflect that."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"No growth opportunity Good for a job, not a career High degree of secrecy, hush-hush cover-up culture Favoritism No respect for dissenting voice - Manager's way or the highway Insiders broadcast confidential news for cheap gossip Sinking ship Lack process, vision, budget, resources Treatment post resignation is humiliating and disrespectful"

Current Employee - Senior Director Engineering says

"No future. The clock is running out."

Former Employee - Senior Engineer says

"layoff in US and transfer the work to India;"

Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Very political, with favorites, game playing, especially from senior individual contributers. This was the Bolton, MA location.For instance, my chair was hard and my arm would become numb after a time, so I tried to find a better char (they were all different). A peer told me about one that wasn't being used. I brought it to my cube and started using it. Several weeks later I came in one day and it had disappeared. Turns out it was a lab manager's chair and he had found it a taken it back (with no note). (I think that the person who pointed out the chair originally knew full well whose chair it was).One particular manager set a deadline for completion of new software 10 or 12 weeks in the future, then, with 3 weeks to go he shortened the deadline to one week.One of the major customers (Oracle) was dropped in the middle of a year long project just for them because it was concluded that the profit from the project would not be great enough (Oracle had been an enthusiastic customer and happy with the progress to date).pay and benefits not dficientpolitics thick, communications poor, and there are pet employees"

Credit & Collections Analyst (Former Employee) says

"A typical day at Emulex starts with being told what you did wrong the previous day, even if you were following strict protocol. I learned very quickly that my two "superiors" were never going to embrace anyone else coming into their department, their world, and actually *thinking* as opposed to being an automaton. Most of my other co-workers were ok, but everyone is really in their own world, and no one talks to anyone outside their own department, even if they sit right next to one another. The hardest part of the job was listening to my bosses talk about their sexual exploits and seeing the one expose her giant chest to the world. When I complained about the sexual conversations that I was made to be a part of (this was during meetings, even), I was told that I should just try to be part of the group and after that, I was treated even worse by the two of them. The most enjoyable part of the job was the day I left.Free bagels on FridaysSexual harrassment going unchecked"

Sr. Marketing Manager, Global Channels (Former Employee) says

"Didn't focus on marketing. Sales and revenue focus as a means to be acquired. Executives reflected this, therefore not an ideal place to grow marketing skills or career."

SENIOR SYSTEM TEST TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) says

"Company hired new Human Resource Manager who came in and shook up the Washington State location by laying off 50 people. 90% of these layoffs were individuals over 45 years old."

senior software engineer (Former Employee) says

"management lack of view of product direction. poor management."

Sr. Electronic Sustaining Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Hardware/Firmware design support for 68000-based SCSI Mass Storage Controller. PAL and PLD design."

Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee) says

"A technology company, but doesn't have a good road map and planning. Missed some opportunities in the market. Have a chance to work with different teams.Team work, cooperation.Planning"

Senior Firmware Engineer (Current Employee) says

"A typical day at work - Funfilled work culture What I learned - startup culture Management - good management, little politics Co-workers - very supportive hardest part of the job - to follow the management politics enjoyable part - debugging along with different teamsFree lunchesNo breaks"

Engineer (Current Employee) says

"Life at Emulex is very interesting. The work environment is very dynamic and you get to face challenges every day. The team I worked with had a bunch of smart people who are ready to help you in every way possible. Though with the latest litigation against Emulex there is no job security anymore."

Sr. Staffing Employment Rep (Former Employee) says

"Good company, good benefits, good technical managers and engineers, okay management with not the best direction, and small company at the time to get involved in a lot of things."

Lead and Middleware engineer (Former Employee) says

"*Good Culture, though a little Laidback environment *Mostly Technical work *Was able to implement a few newer things especially in the area of Oracle Middleware *Newer stuff learnt in the areas of Middleware especially in Identity Management - Not much Challenges - Not much career advancement - Lot of politics for such a small IT - IT Leadership was not efficient or good Anyways, the company was acquired by another company."

Senior Verification Engineer (Current Employee) says

"learned new technologies & had good team no too much of work pressure nice team overall"

Account Executive, OneComm'in'l Vision (Former Employee) says

"This was a great experience on the OneCommand Vision team. Loved and respected all my teammates and management. A truly great experience and was sad to see it come to an end."

OEM Support Engineer (Former Employee) says

"After the initial learning curve there was little left to learn that could be taught. The developer(s) who created the product I was supporting were always two or three products down the line and would not take time to explain or help solve problems related to products that were deployed in the field. The environment was very friendly, but that is irrelevant when it is not possible to do one's job."

Firmware/Software Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Small company, good benefits, excellent peers. Good management. Linux development environment. Challenging work. Flexible work hours. Company branch where I worked was closed.LinuxProjects canceled, company branch where I worked closed."

Engineer (Current Employee) says

"Good Pay and benefits Good work environment Management sold the company up the river to Avago Avago management thinks only about the numbers Engineers are just replaceable units.Good Pay and BenefitsPoor High Level Management"

IT team member (Current Employee) says

"The most enjoyable part of the job was my co-workers. There are lots of good technical skills to learn, and projects to work on, but not a lot of time to do either right now, as the company is under a transition (layoffs, restructuring, upper mgmt changes) and there is currently an atmosphere of cost-cutting mentality and all of the uncertainty from the above listed transition.many good people, good payuncertainty"

Principal Applications Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Product-wise I think they have lost their way. People rarely advance... though I never worked in the corporate HQ so it may be different there... this is a real 'run-of-the-mill' sort of high-tech place with lots of cubicles and the executive staff is always politically correct (they have training classes for this)... beware there is a standard for what kind of chair you get based on your position and more silly things like that... it's a paycheck, but little to inspire you."

Principal ASIC Design (Former Employee) says

"I enjoyed my work experience at Emulex. The company has changed a lot recently after acquiring multiple companies in a short period of time. My co-workers are great. The hardest part of the job recently has been the changes in management and the new culture.great co-workersshort schedules"

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