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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 162 reviews)

  • Political just as any big company (in 90 reviews)

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  1. "not to shabby of a place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hiring Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Hiring Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    very nice place to work

    Cons

    random reviews are not tolerated

    Advice to Management

    they need to buy better shirts


  2. Helpful (1)

    "OK for Boston"

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

    Pros

    It is one of the few remaining large technology companies focused on the Boston area. They treat their employees reasonably well.

    Cons

    They have an East cost outlook towards technology. Fine for business, but not for technologists. They something more than generalities of storage to provide focus across product lines.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a single vision for the the company. The current one seems to be one of breadth and coverage, which works OK, but makes much investment redundant.


  3. "Working for EMC is OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Money when we're selling

    Cons

    Riffs when we're not selling

    Advice to Management

    Buy Data Domain, and allow them to be an independent company


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  5. "Smart & Aggressive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "One of the better larger high tech employers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay, difficult culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "pays well has many other big company issues"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  9. "It's awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  10. "Good company, but very political"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  11. Helpful (2)

    "EMC -- Adrift"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.