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Great company to work for

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Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at EMC full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent benefits. Treat employees very well. Very professional. Good work life, balance. Training.

Cons

Too many non-motivated engineers with the high titles getting big pay and doing little.

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    EMC IS EVIL!! Avoid the torture...

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA

    I have been working at EMC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Money in bank. EMC is very good at stashing lots of cash away while giving employees no annual pay raise!

    Cons

    So many... (1) Employees are pressured to work without end. I come home from work after an 8AM-8PM period and open the laptop on the kitchen table (including many weekends). (2) Big releases are pitched as "we need to get this done to save our jobs!" (3) Release occurs and makes enormous money and then .... they lay off a lot of the design team. They call it "reshaping", "searching for top talent", "getting rid of the deadwood", .... They make up nice catchy terms for laying off U.S. workers and outsourcing as much as possible to China.

    EMC product cycle includes: (1) Hiring smart/qualified U.S. workers ("top talent") to design and develop the new product under great stress ("permanent employee"). (2) Releasing the new product and performing initial maintenance releases. (3) Transferring all future support/maintenance to the China team. (4) Laying off many of the U.S. workers and labeling them "deadwood".

    I've worked in the high tech industry for over 30 years and have never been part of such an evil culture. There are many managers at EMC who enjoy disrupting peoples lives and laying them off. You will be passively threatened each day at this company with losing your job. Your manager will readily throw you under the bus and blame problems on you.

    And the truth is this company has very little innovation. Most of the work is porting the existing millions of code lines writing back in the 1990's to newer faster processors. This company simply buys other companies when it needs to innovate. Thus if you like code porting then you might like one thing about EMC.

    Advice to Management

    Go back in time and run a concentration camp.


  2. Excellent, a great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Security and the ability to move up and around within the company

    Cons

    Aggressive year over year quota increases.

    Advice to Management

    Pay to keep good talent.


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