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stable but going no where

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

I worked at EMC

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The company offers flexible work hours/location - could telecommute once a week and start late,leave late on other days to beat traffic. Offers good large company benefits, though time-off could be better. Lot of coporate benefits available at head quarters in Boston, not in bay area.

Cons

Too silo'ed, corporate head quarters in east coast is like different company. With the new software acquisitions, in different places, info aleays has to flow bottom-top-bottom. Not much lateral communication.

Advice to Management

improve transparency in decision making, delegate. management jobs seem to get guaranteed promotions senior,group /director levels; but no such luck for Technical ladder.

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    EMC is safe and profitable but not always exciting.

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

    I have been working at EMC

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is consistently successful so the jobs are normally safe. High achievers can get good bonuses. Stock options are given although the stock has not gone up significantly in many years (although then some blips). The company has bought many smaller companies which offer different technical options for engineers.

    Cons

    Some jobs are stressful and lack growth options. The company periodically fires low performers. When this is done the individual must leave the next day. It is possible to be a mediocre performer and hide. The company is good at maintaining and putting out its core products but not so good at introducing new products.

    Advice to Management

    Do not outsource.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Great company for storage infrastructure professionals

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in McLean, VA

    I have been working at EMC

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many opportunities for advancement and/or lateral movement within EMC, as it is a large company with many divisions. EMC has a good education program, and provides employees with access to labs, documentation, whitepapers, discussion groups, etc, where we can learn more about EMC products and develop & test procedures prior to going onsite. And as a storage professional, it's definitely a plus to work for the #1 player in the storage industry.

    Cons

    Communication & coordination between divisions is sometimes difficult. There is little organization or search capability within the company intranet resources. Within the professional services organization, EMC management seems to focus more provide more for the presales personnel than the post-sales/delivery group.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for postsales personnel, such as a yearly conference for the delivery teams. Compensate/reimburse for 3rd party certifications.

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