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  • Can be tough to have a healthy work life balance if you are not careful, just depends on the role you are in (in 165 reviews)

  • Political just as any big company (in 91 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work and lots to learn...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a program manager you have the opportunity to handle multiple products in a matrix setup.
    Had the flexibility to telecommute when necessary.
    With the number of acquisitions EMC had there was always an opportunity to take on additional products if you wanted. Tremendous training opportunities.

    Cons

    Big company, mixed culture. Career path not clearly defined. You need to be under the mentorship of the right manager if you want to grow vertically otherwise could stagnate.

    Advice to Management

    Please define career paths so that employees who want to climb up the ladder stay motivated and will not leave.


  2. "OK Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company that is stable

    Cons

    Big company that does not innovate internally, they purchase new products

    Advice to Management

    Better integrate existing technology portfolio to a cohesive offering


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Look elsewhere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good Benefits. Very good compensation. Good support for education opportunities.

    Cons

    Poor respect for employees. Poor communication from management to employees. Very little communication of vision to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more feedback to employees.


  4. "do it just for money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Hopkinton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    easy money, 9 to 5 every day.

    Cons

    no passion on work, from almost everybody near me. Management not nice.

    Advice to Management

    Get more engineering people into management please. It is a hi-tech company in the end, isn't it?


  5. "EMC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Applications Architect in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Applications Architect in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to keep up with technology

    Cons

    too much politics. Too slow for growth

    Advice to Management

    more openness to new ideas


  6. "So much talent, so few positions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training, and refining professional skills

    Cons

    Beuracracy over Meritocracy creates demotivation of progression

    Advice to Management

    EMC


  7. "Overall a great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, fluid and dynamic environment where creativity and problem solving is nourished, and processes and time-keeping are less emphasized. Engineers have a lot of latitude in decision making and technology choices with little overhead. Good salaries with sensible working hours, usually around 40 hours a week.

    Cons

    Deadlines and priorities tend to shift often. Due to a general lack of rigid processes, changes in direction are common and sometimes tend to take engineering off track.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing a great job at leading this company and innovating further. However, further effort is needed to keep the chaos under control.


  8. "It is better place to launch a career but if you want to advance your career path, it is better to find another place."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Hopkinton, MA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and better benefits

    Cons

    Senior level management especially in some product group really doesn't know how to run business; too much political joggling. I also see some of the managers care about more of their personal relationship than their group's success.

    Advice to Management

    High level managers should check more what is happening in the low level.


  9. "EMC is great but the career path are not."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Architect in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Technology Architect in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people and diversity make this a great place to work.

    Cons

    Once you hit a salary cap forget about getting a promotion or advancing you career.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of an IDP how about a comprehensive career path and not a vertical one.


  10. "EMC is a good workplace to launch your career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    EMC headquarter is located in the suburb Hopkinton which is a good working location for your health and sanity. Most of the employee I know are always nice to everybody else.

    Cons

    It could be frustrating to get to the headquarter if you relied only on public transportation. Hopkinton does not offer adequate public transportation other than the cab.

    Advice to Management

    The working environment is always positive and it should be kept that way, otherwise EMC will start losing its best people.