EMC – Research Triangle Park, NC
Worksite: Research Triangle Park, NC and various, unanticipated sites throughout the United States. Job Duties: Conduct a wide range of quality… EMC
I have been working at EMC full-time (More than 5 years)
EMC is one of the few large and reputable companies that will hire you as a Project Manager without previous PM experience. They invest quite a bit on training new hires with their "boot camps" and new hire mentoring programs, and provide/offer lots of opportunities for certifications/professional training. Here are some other great things about EMC: - Decent starting pay - GREAT benefits: Health (that will allow you to add domestic partners as well), vision, dental, life insurance, tuition reimbursement for undergrad/grad programs, company stock, 401K, and several other supplemental benefits - Very flexible work-life balance as you can work from home as a PM - Great office team camaraderie
- After you've reached your "peak" pay for your position, there's not really much room for salary increase. The only increase you'll see from there is in your yearly performance bonus. - While you have a wonderful daily work-life balance being able to work from home, when you take vacation as a PM, the challenge is that you have multiple projects/customers, and the handover to another PM to cover for you during your absence is often more troublesome than handling any urgencies during your absence yourself (as projects/customer can be complicated, and briefing/de-briefing your backup PM can create gaps in communication and monitoring of your projects/customers). This basically means you're working all the time, and you are accessible pretty much the whole time during your "vacation." - PMs do a LOT of administrative tasks in regards to projects, and this cuts into time that you should be spending doing actual project work and relationship-building with customers and account teams.
Advice to Management
In the North American Divisions, particularly those in the United States, I would advise the following: - As a global company of EMC's magnitude, it is understandable that, at times, "structural transformations" must be made. This being said, it would instill more confidence in employees if upper management would let employees know that these transformations would be coming. This way, employees could (1) hear it from within the company first rather than outside channels of information, and (2) prepare themselves if they felt it necessary. - Gender-equal pay is a prevalent topic of discussion in today's current events, and many employees (both male and female) question whether EMC employs gender-equal pay. As it is against company policy (as with many companies) for employees to discuss their compensation packages and other privacy-related matters, it would also help solidify employee confidence if they knew that EMC was doing what it could to ensure the implementation of gender-equal pay. Employees feel that as EMC is a large, global, influential, and culturally progressive company, that EMC should be a shining light for other companies on this particular issue. Employees understand that this feat would not be easy to employ, particularly across worldwide geographies and cross-cultural values, but again, at the very least be able to start this in North America.