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Current Employee - Services Program Manager in Franklin, MA
Current Employee - Services Program Manager in Franklin, MA

I have been working at EMC

Pros

The money is good, but you sell your soul in exchange.
If you live in the suburbs, it's conveniently located.
Benefits are good.
It is the market leader, so there is a lot of brand recognition.

Cons

EMC is a boys' network with no respect for diversity. Most of the management grew up in this company and does not know life outside of EMC. It is a very aggressive, male-dominated culture that promotes cutthroat, by any means necessary behavior. Sexism and sexual harassment are rampant, though the company adamantly denies it! It is a daily occurrence for women in roles that are even closely related to the Sales organization. There are minimal/no consequences for illegal/unethical behavior if the individual is driving a high sales number. The company speaks about its ethics, but does not encourage ethics in business decisions. Sales reps will do whatever it takes to win a deal, even if it means burning a bridge with the customer in the long term for a short term gain.

Promotion is based largely on connectedness to the inner circle. There is far too much fraternization - everyone is related and that influences key promotion decisions. People that are connected are part of a protected class of employees that can do virtually anything they please and suffer no consequences.

The morale is very low in some areas. People feel limited in their growth opportunities because of the informal power structure. Many talented individuals have left, or are actively searching for outside employment opportunities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior management needs to respect its employees, listen to feedback and not bury its head in the sand as it relates to issues of sexism and lack of diversity. The culture continues to be predominantly young white men and this is largely because people hire who they know. "Breaking the glass ceiling" requires a lot of sacrifice! They will cite a few examples of high profile women, but these are the exception, not the rule. Work/life balance is not a priority in this company. Most of the highest ranking professional women in this organization are unmarried or do not have children. They need to recognize the need for more flexible work options that promote the importance of family. And most importantly, there need to be consequences for illegal and unethical behavior, regardless of who commits it! People cannot be protected from this. There are too many blind eyes turned when sexual harassment, illegal business practices, or other unethical acts occur.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Global Services Not Firing on All Cylinders

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    Current Employee - Solutions Principal in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Solutions Principal in Denver, CO

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    EMC is a leader in the Information Technology space and has a lot of financial backing. As a large organization they have incredible benefits packages. Their pay is generally on par, but never great.

    Cons

    EMC is a very large organization and has little concern for needs of individual employees. It is a strongly sales and quarterly driven company and it often feels like decisions are made for the short term good rather than the long term health of the organization and the well being of clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible and creative in how you let local branches manage their teams. In the services area in particular, it is critical that you foster an environment that encourages good creative and talented consultants, rather than politics and conformity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    why is the stock so low if the strategy is so sound?

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    flexibility and professional advancement. access to cutting edge technology. ability to work remotely and from home when needed.

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy and lack of respect for the individual not in the sales organization. conflicting incentives for various groups within the company. each group seems to be working at cross purposes of all others. not enough incentive to work together and for the common good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay better and treat people with more respect. ensure that the street is valuing the stock fairly and that financial performance of the company is reflected in the stock price. consider more than just the sales side of things.

    Disapproves of CEO
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