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"Simply The Worst! I'm looking to get out!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at EMC full-time (More than a year)

Pros

(1) Decent salary although EMC is extremely cheap with pay raises once you're in.

Cons

(1) Must work weekends and evenings.
(2) Management considers holidays and vacations optional pending their approval.
(3) Incredible amount of managers/beancounters whose sole purpose is to hunt for "non-performers" when they themselves are the biggest liability.
(4) Annual Layoff where upper management hands the platter out demanding heads from lower management with financial incentive for providing heads. These are the people blamed for all the bad decisions management has made through the year. This way upper management looks like they've again fixed the "problem" and of course they get to keep their jobs.
(5) Annual Hiring where more sacrificial heads are brought into the slaughter house.
(6) Backstabbing is the norm. Employees are encouraged and rewarded for throwing their peers under the bus to management. This happens multiple times every day.

Advice to Management

Lay yourself off. Almost every manager at EMC seems like they use to be a sleezy used car saleman who figured out a way to make a lot more money by doing practically nothing.

I would like to offer some advice but I truly feel EMC management is helpless.

Other Employee Reviews for EMC

  1. "Great company. Aggressive work cultural. Seasoned workforce"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EMC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company amazing benefits good pay. You will work really hard here, tough to have good work life balance the higher up in the company you go. Culture is friendly to working remotely. Strong market position and very stable company. You can move up quickly here if you are aggressive smart and driven.

    Cons

    Must be willing to navigate big company politics. Tough to turn off work here.


  2. "Great place to work, a lot of smart people and a great group of young talent."

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

    I have been working at EMC as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart managers
    Important work for interns in leadership programs
    Final presentation for leadership program Interns to management level employees
    Intern events and early application for rotational programs

    Cons

    Some may say Hopkinton/Franklin offices too far from major areas.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the great intern programs, best way to introduce smart talent and also opportunity for managers to give top candidates 3 month "tryouts" for future positions.

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