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"EMC: If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen...before we throw you out."

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Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

EMC's sales organization is truly world class- we hire aggressive, ambitious, young professionals. Lots of former athletes and military guys, all of whom are extremely competitive and do not like to lose. From a professional development standpoint, these qualities are an advantage, because being surrounded by type A's and other high achievers forces you to compete every day and find ways to succeed at any cost. The compensation is good, not great, but more than adequate to pay the bills! And the brand recognition on a resume is very powerful- I get calls from headhunters several times per week saying "my client specifically wants to hire someone from EMC".

Cons

The culture can be very cutthroat- this is the downside of everyone having a "win at any cost" mentality. Also, the politics are "old boys club" style- if you want to get ahead, recognize that "who you know" and more importantly "who likes you"' are essential to your career, so skipping the bar after work can be detrimental to your career.

Advice to Management

Work on fostering a little more diversity in management styles.

Other Employee Reviews for EMC

  1. "EMC provides many large company benefits that are disappearing due to the recession."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    EMC is an industry leader in mass storage. The salary and benefits are comparable or better than other companies in the area and in the industry. There seems to be a genuine commitment to work/life balance and diversity.

    Cons

    Business consulting is not a primary area of expertise, and efforts to manage the business consulting verticals in the same way as the other parts of the business are not always effective.

    Advice to Management

    Not all parts of the business benefit from the same management style. Clear, honest and frequent communications about the state of the business are helpful for morale.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "General a nice place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Partner Alliance Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Partner Alliance Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - EMC is a very fast paced culture which is perfect if you are looking to be challenged.
    - One of the widest and strongest portfolio of products in the IT industry ranging from Hardware, Software and Services.
    - A culture is that is very much focused on execution across phases of the phase sales, marketing and product development.
    - A strong and talented executive team with years of experience in the technology industry which is important in this particularly tough economic environment.

    Cons

    - Companies the size of EMC often have this problem which is a complex matrix structure which ofcourse was originally intended to make you more nimble.
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    Advice to Management

    over communicate

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