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  1. Helpful (1)

    "One of the better larger high tech employers"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Storage leader. Financailly sound. Good employees. Supportive environment. Dealing with weak economy better than many high tech companies.

    Cons

    Typical challenges of working in a large company with distributed operations. EMC runs a reasonably tight ship and the weak economy has necessitated modest layoffs, salary cuts, benefit reductions, and reduction in travel. But EMC has handled this challenge with more respect for employees than many peers. EMC's strong position in networked storage products may become a liability as large server vendors - notably HP and IBM - put more emphasis on regaining larger share of the storage revenue and attempt exploit the convergence of computing, storage and networking in next generation data centers.

    Advice to Management

    Recent actions (across the board paycuts, end of 401K match) taken to deal with the tough economy were better than the alternative of RIFing people. Continue cutting down on unnecessary executive perks - that will send a positive message to the rank and file.


  2. "Smart & Aggressive"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Account Technical Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Account Technical Consultant in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay for Hard workers

    Cons

    Disrespectful work atmosphere...dod eat dog

    Advice to Management

    Recession is eating your ILM strategy

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay, difficult culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Miami, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Solid company
    - Good salary

    Cons

    - Difficult culture.
    - Aggressiveness seems to be encouraged by senior management. Very important to be seen as putting other people down.

    Advice to Management

    Persuasion skills should be valued more than aggressiveness


  4. Helpful (1)

    "pays well has many other big company issues"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Field Marketing in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Director, Field Marketing in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great pay, really great pay compared to surround companies and industries. strong technologies that work. after may layoffs, most of the little people are really great.

    Cons

    big company with big company issues. distributed budgeting means little collaboration between large business units..so you can have cultural and budget strategies that differ greatly from VP to VP. No work life balance at all..unless you know someone or tied into a VP....

    Advice to Management

    create a budget watchdog team to look for waste, nepotism or corruption within each major VP/business unit operational budgets. Like governments, you can find a lot of bad things once you scrach just below the surface. much low hanging fruit for cost savings still to be had.


  5. "It's awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Franklin, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Franklin, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting, fun, great people, great environment.

    Cons

    Intense, aggressive (but this is all necessary in sales)

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. "Good company, but very political"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is among the best in the industry

    Cons

    Culture is all about perception and not reality.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on developing your people and not pounding your chest


  7. Helpful (2)

    "EMC -- Adrift"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in White Plains, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good. Good benefits

    Cons

    Management is all over the map. They love to acquire companies then play shuffleboard with the org. chart. Employees are left wondering what's going on here?

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. A pick a *coherent* set goals, communicate them well and pursue those goals.

  8. "pay and benefits are good, while you last..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    pay and benefits were pretty good

    Cons

    everybody is eventually laid off by EMC. I worked there 10 years, good reviews each year, plenty of pay increases, always nose down....then cut because of outsourcing...or because I was from a former group that was out of favor...

    Advice to Management

    You guys need to get some cash into the hands of shareholders...you botched VMWARE and then Donatelli departure was embarrasment


  9. Helpful (1)

    "If you can get a job not subject to off-shoring its a good place to work for a big company."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Consulting Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work and good compensation

    Cons

    Too many jobs being off-shored

    Advice to Management

    Consider the total cost of off-shoring it's not a cheap as you think.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "EMC needs to empower employees for success"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Hopkinton, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    diverse job environment. lots of types of jobs to chose from

    Cons

    very large company. extremely proprietary about their products. As a result there is NO information sharing. It is definitely NOT an OPEN environment where employees are encouraged to develop ideas on their own or to investigate new challenges. It was like working behind an iron curtain. You were instructed not to share any information. In fact as a solution architect I was not given access to information I needed to perform functions of my job. As a result I needed to contact others within the company to get the information I needed. It was ridiculous. As a developer I couldn't even access white papers or functional specs but I was tasked to review these same documents for accuracy...

    Advice to Management

    Protecting your proprietary technology is a good idea but not to the extent that you inhibit your employees from doing their jobs or bringing their ideas to the company to solve technical challenges.


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