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Good hi tech, market dominance, but getting too big

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Current Employee - Program Manager
Current Employee - Program Manager

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Smart people, generally good work-life balance, successful company with regular bonuses, medium politics, good leaders, attempts to be socially aware and supportive.

Cons

Generally mediocre benefits, especially for a hi tech leader. Noticeably against work from home even when you interact with NO ONE in your office. Decent pay, but stingy with it. Growing mound of legacy products and code whose organic grow makes clean enhancements more and more difficult, but even though there's never time to do it right, there's always time to do it over. More and more pressure to do more with less, and wear multiple hats. Politics glaringly present in RIF decisions. Proud of themselves when they tout successes and new positive employee programs, but incredibly opaque when yearly reviews and raises are unilaterally slipped a quarter! Smallish stock awards compared to other software companies, and it can take the board four months or more to authorize them after you've been offered them!

Advice to Management

You're going to burn out R&D if you keep insisting on accelerating product development against aging architectures that require more and more care to keep intact. Enterprise software is complicated and HAS to work, and that means care and feeding more than you grew used to when it was all newly written! Back off on the neverending pressure and let Engineering doing its job correctly, rather than bully from the top and then complain about the resulting stumbles and delays. Poor planning on your part should not mean a crisis for me!

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