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Stuck in the 1970s

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA

I have been working at EMC

Pros

They have a nice gym with a swimming pool, and a cafeteria that's partly subsidized. Hopkinton is easy to get to from I-495, although that assumes you have a car.

Cons

No "work-life balance." Mgt. refuses to permit telecommuting or flex time because "that's not how we do things." It's all about face time and obeisance to the idea that the job is the most important thing in your life. Those who resist are subject to guilt trips. I encountered managers at various levels who should not have been in their jobs. Some were abusive toward underlings. Others were regarded as incompetent even by their peers, but were "protected" for political reasons. Atmosphere is very "Whitey McWhiteville" in that particularly smug and parochial suburban way, and there's most definitely a glass ceiling for women. EMC strings along contractors for years and years with promises of full-time jobs with benefits. Sometimes they make good on this promise; often they don't. And they love their meetings, to the point that they interfere with getting one's job done. Finally, they're major offshorers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The other one-star commenter who said that giving advice was pointless, because EMC is not open to change, was correct. They're dinosaurs. The unfortunate thing is that when they eventually fail, they will take a huge chunk of the regional economy along with them.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    EMC More Concerned About Numbers than People

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    Good benefits. Paychecks arrive on time in my account. Travel expenses are processed quickly.

    Cons

    Too large a company, incredible bureaucracy making it frustrating to get the simplest things done.
    Too much hierarchy, old style management. The hardware side has no idea how to run a software company. Company encourages yes-men and does not support innovation. Company is too focused on the lowest dollar cost vendor without accounting for the resource and efficiency benefits that are lost when you go with the low-bidder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide on a vision and execute. Trust your employees to make good decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Top class storage company

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

    I have been working at EMC

    Pros

    best work culture, good peer groups, can grow..

    Cons

    job security is not very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the way you guys are doing. cheers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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