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Good place to work for personal & professional development, opportunities, and access to resources and technology.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Systems Engineer
Current Employee - Systems Engineer
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Pros

Plenty of opportunity for personal and professional growth - this is definately encouraged - you need to lead this though. Good culture within CMA (formerly Documentum division). EMC looks after its employees & values them, so long as you respect EMC values.

Cons

Whilst integration between acquired companies is good, there is still a silo'd culture within EMC... this is being fixed under the ONE EMC banner, but has a long way to go. Many core (storage) EMC reps & managers believe nothing else is important. Management need to do a better job of communicating with the field.

Advice to Management

Communicate better with the field. Don't just talk about being ONE EMC from a management level, ensure this is being reflected down to field management!

Other Employee Reviews for EMC

  1. Helpful (6)

    No longer a place for engineers...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits. If you are an engineer, flexible schedule is the common as long as work is done. Helps out when you have kids. Great HR department. Give decent severance package which is important since outsourcing jobs out of North America is the norm.

    Cons

    This company is no longer a good environment for engineers. Zero growth path and the company does not compensate engineers that produce anymore. They view engineers as just replaceable resources, which is a grave mistake. Too bad, since great engineers are the ones who built and continue to build the products that drive revenue. First of all, the senior management really don't have a clue. They buy companies and then shut them down. They don't know how to integrate the acquisitions technically nor culturally. Senior management has absolutely no vision in terms of integration. Since the company promotes based on who you know instead of the best people, the best people eventually leave, and EMC is left with executives and managers that only know how to kiss ass. Too political of an environment for any good engineers to stay. Frustration is an understatement. Outsourcing to these "Centers of Excellence" is the norm. The name of these centers is ironic, since there is nothing excellent about them. The outsourcing center, specifically Banglore, is the worst. They break more than they develop, and quality of the product almost always suffers. There are even doc writers in these places, and English isn't even their first language. Engineers have to correct their doc writers' grammatical mistakes. Pretty pathetic. Engineers in Banglore have no clue. No clue. Still, EMC continue to hire even though they know how terrible they are. "Standard operating procedure". Customers can see the visible difference in support and quality of the products. Yet, management don't care because all they care about is short term earnings. Eventually, outsourcing to incompetent people will catch up to EMC. They can't ride the backs of few good engineers forever. They will LEAVE for sure when the job market improves. EMC no longer compensates for innovation. EMC tells the engineers that you should work on your free time at home to develop an innovative product. If it succeeds, you will receive not money but peer recognition. Seriously? All the engineers make a joke of this every time they send us an email. On the blogs, so called architects blog about how we should innovate, but they do nothing but talk. Talk, blog, and email about innovation, yet they produce nothing. The fact of the matter is that EMC will not fund innovative products and ideas. They are too worried about their EPS and pleasing the Street. By asking engineers to work on their free time, EMC risks nothing and gets the IP for free. If an engineer built a prototype that may be worth something, he should go the VC directly, not give it to EMC. Senior management wouldn't know what to do with it anyways. Senior management is too political, doesn't understand execution nor have any vision. Not much incentive for good engineers to stay at EMC.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that engineers built the company and engineers will move the company forward. Listen to them and appreciate them, not outsource engineering jobs to Banglore, where 10 Banglore engineers cannot do the same work as one North American engineer Focus on integration. EMC needs to integrate the 100+ softwares. They all need to work like a family of software, not like 100 different softwares. Build a team of engineers strictly for integration. Promote the best people, not just the ones who kiss your ass.


  2. Good Company, Poor Middle Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant

    Pros

    Learning opportunities are abundant, benefits are very good, compensation is very good, company is very generous when it comes to philanthropy.

    Cons

    Middle management is extremely inexperienced in how to manage employee workload and motivate their staff. Many managers are promoted to their positions based on favoritism and not on professional management capabilties. Too much focus on their own well being and no consideration for the people they manage. HR and recruiting teams are horrible. Don't bother submitting a referral for a friend or family member, they won't even acknowledge you. C'mon, nobody is too busy to express even a little bit of common courtesy.

    Advice to Management

    Executive management is fine but I would recommend they take a look at the management below them. They are inexperienced and hurting employee morale.


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