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Great until org got big, bloated, inefficient, and hyper-political

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Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer  in  Hopkinton, MA
Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Hopkinton, MA

Pros

Pay, benefits, flexible schedule, work from home, people (most, anyway)

Cons

Bureaucracy, politics, too many high-paid directors and VPs doing nothing of value, too many reorgs for the sake of reorgs, ultimately position offshored to China (an English technical writing job, no less!) with no warning or inkling.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Know the value of your employees and choose quality work, accumulated knowledge, and breadth and depth of experience over mindless "cost savings."

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    A great place to work - if you like politics and inept colleagues

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible work environment - EMC has offices almost everywhere so you can work at an office close to home (in many cases) or even work from home if desired.
    Hands-off management - both a pro and a con (see below)
    Pretty decent IT help desk if you have problems with your PC
    As an employee you can take classes, travel and the like - as a contractor you are a third class citizen
    Enormous amount of resources readily available for you to use if needed (if you know how to navigate through the system).
    Lots of opportunities to work with others globally if you choose to do so
    Relatively decent equipment to do your job - not as decent as a social media start-up but good enough to get your work done.

    Cons

    Pay is way below industry average -- you need to negotiate A LOT to get slightly below market rate
    Too many redundant applications adding innumerable wasted hours of busy work
    Extremely siloed as well as extremely political environment which makes it hard to find answers to simple questions.
    For every rule there are ten exceptions and for every ten exceptions there are twenty more
    Management hides in meetings or in their offices and avoids personnel problems until its too late
    No concept of work-life balance - be prepared to have meetings at 5AM and on weekends if necessary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perform a corporate wide audit to investigate where waste is inside the company -- wasted resources, redundant personnel, poor leadership, etc. and get rid of it. Hire individuals based on their qualifications and provide them the resources to excel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    World class company and employer - the best in the industry!

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Hopkinton, MA

    Pros

    I would confidently say that EMC is one of the best companies to work for. For any top professional who is looking for an opportunity to be innovative, grow their career and be part of a culture that rewards for performance and embraces the "work hard, play hard" mentality, EMC is the place to be. One of the BEST parts about working at EMC is the opportunity to work with the brightest people in the industry! Whether it's in HR, Finance, Operations or Sales, EMC has the best talent, which is what differentiates us from our competitors.

    Cons

    If you want to work at EMC, just be prepared to work hard. Being an EMC employee does require some personal commitment, but the rewards are great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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