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  1. Learn then leave

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job Stability - While not the sexiest field or company, the company provides an essential set of products that are highly respected by customers, prospects and competitors alike. Wall Street may have trouble valuing the company (the stock price hasn't skyrocketed in spite of the company's success) but the company is very consistent. Good place to learn - There are processes for everything, and there are some very smart people within the organization. It's a good place the learn the rigid "right" way of doing things, and a good place to get exposed to different technologies and practices. Market Leader - EMC knows how to stay on top and how to win.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic - As with many large organizations, EMC has a lot of processes and practices in place to feed the machine. At times, this gets in the way of getting things done. Everything seems to take a long time to get done, and there are layers and layers of management. It takes a while to see the impact of what you are doing. Slow to respond - See above. Not the most nimble of organizations. Hyper-competitive - This is a sales-driven organization, and Sales rules. While software is gaining more influence within the organization, hardware still carries the loudest voice. Lots of internal politics - 'Nuf said.

    Advice to Management

    more open communication and a higher level of trusting the employee to do the right thing.


  2. Unprofessional and Rude Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No best reason to work, some people are very unprofessional and rude

    Cons

    Unfriendly management and very unprofessional way to work and treat people

    Advice to Management

    Please be professional to treat all levels of your employees


  3. If you are young EMC is good place to start

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Hopkinton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good place to learn, flexible.

    Cons

    many weekend work, no overtime.

    Advice to Management

    be fair, pay over time to IC.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    EMC is an awesome place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sales runs the company and if your are a part of it in any way you will be rewarded for a job well done. They appreciate their good people and you will know where you stand with management. If you have the skills you will always have a place at EMC. The pace is fast and if you enjoy technology this is a great place to work. There are tons of technical and sales jobs at your disposal. Take advantage of the opportunities to move around EMC and get to know as many aspects of the company as possible, it will pay off in the end.

    Cons

    The pressure is high and the pace is fast. Don't expect a vacation at the end of the quarter because sales are job #1. You are needed to help make sales happen, no matter what you do at EMC. Always negotiate your salary up front because EMC is a large company and they don't have a lot of room to change your salary once you join. If you can't deal with the amount of work or the pace of the job you might not want to join EMC. Management has no time for slow workers and if they don't like you your job will be gone before you know it.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a great job of trying to balance their employees work and home life as best they can and the employees really appreciate it.


  6. Been an excellent career starter with room for growth in sight.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very fast paced work environment making the ability to think on your feet and act on the fly a must. Because of that environment, co-workers are quite competent and dependable.

    Cons

    Because of the fast-paced and intense sales-driven culture it is truly a sink or swim environment.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the field.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Not a great place for West Coast Employees

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Well known company with large market share in storage

    Cons

    East coast company without any opportunity to advance on the west coast

    Advice to Management

    be more global


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company as a stepping stone, but not a company to stay for too long.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Education benefits, good company name on your resume for future growth. Nice people, big global company which is still expanding. Nice salary for a fresh graduates. We are allow to work from home.

    Cons

    Bad management. It gets boring pretty soon since their products are so limited to the enterprise company but not to the personal users. Sales team sold products to the customers without really confirming if it is going to work, which ends up having a bad implementation later on. One cannot stay with EMC for too long because too much stress compare to other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Not helpful at all.


  9. Happy with my first Engineering job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Westborough, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Westborough, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    EMC is a fast-paced highly adaptive company that is always making changes to stay competative, and up on the technology of its business. The constant change helps build your professional knowledge base and expand your skill set. The adaptation of the business allows for many new projects and opportunities for advancement and lateral transfers if your job does not quite fit your skill set.

    Cons

    EMC is a large company with a department for every aspect of the business, building a set of contacts to help you perform at the highest level is difficult and time consuming when getting started as a new hire. Sometimes a simple task takes far to long because of the different departments and the lack of proper contacts or understanding of what each department does.

    Advice to Management

    Speak more about long-term project plans and goals, as much as short-term release based goals


  10. Helpful (1)

    Excellent benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Quality Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Information Quality Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    EMC has a new program being rolled out called WorkWise. It enables employees to work remotely. Schedules can range from a partial remote, full remote or a hybrid which consist of mixing extended hours for a shorter work week. They also have excellent benefits. They provide an comfortable working environment with access to the latest technology.

    Cons

    Raises are not great. They are very conservative when compensating employees where salaries do not keep up with the cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    To listen to their employees and also compensate them for their work. We take pride in our work and we should get compensated accordinly.


  11. Helpful (1)

    EMC is safe and profitable but not always exciting.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is consistently successful so the jobs are normally safe. High achievers can get good bonuses. Stock options are given although the stock has not gone up significantly in many years (although then some blips). The company has bought many smaller companies which offer different technical options for engineers.

    Cons

    Some jobs are stressful and lack growth options. The company periodically fires low performers. When this is done the individual must leave the next day. It is possible to be a mediocre performer and hide. The company is good at maintaining and putting out its core products but not so good at introducing new products.

    Advice to Management

    Do not outsource.


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