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Very East Coast Centric

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Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at EMC

Pros

The company has a powerful sales force. The money keeps rolling in, which means bonuses are paid consistently. There are some really smart engineers working there.

Cons

Working on the west coast is like being the red-headed step child. They generally don't really "get" California. Some groups (like Greenplum) are really cool to work for. Others (like the Atmos team) are not fun at all.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The cloud is passing you by. You are suffering from the innovator's dilemma. Give up on mistakes like Atmos and focus on the real thing.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Too busy to think

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Training is primo. Tuition assistance and other on site course offerings are available and usually approved. Many good people over many geographies.

    Cons

    Rough place for sales and service people. Large disparity between hard workers and slackers in R&D. Way overworked to make up for people who work 10 to 5, and "vpn-in" after hours. Highly political culture. Want to be promoted? Schmooze to the numerous layers of management and kiss up to your boss. Practice subtle backstabbing and jealously defend your reputation. Hone your skills of interrupting others. Watch and learn from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to pick one theme for the company vision and stick with it. Maybe the next CEO will do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good tech. Bad management

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at EMC

    Pros

    EMC might be better. But in data domain which is bought by EMC as Backup and replication section, it's just start-up without great stocks and free lunch. You have opportunities to work in diff areas as you like

    Cons

    unfriendly to immigration. mostly EB3
    EMC only took over management and leave the rest as it is. No good integration. Lack of management. Managers compete for meat.
    Freedom to try a lot. But if you make a mistake, EMC boston would not take efforts for good investigation but to blame.
    Almost engineer with 2-4 years experiences all left. The company is now running by fresh graduate and super seniors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to learn some culture in Silicon Valley. It's a immigration based industry. Not boston whiteman style. If you don't offer competitive management, you are ruining the companies you bought.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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