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"EMC Sucks"

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Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

They pay well. The pay is very competitive, but not when you divide it by the number of hours they will work you, then it's not so competitive.

Cons

Sweatshop. They overwork their people and are proud of it. Endless oncall and demands. Unethical management. They will ask you to lie, if necessary, to customers especially. Their sales culture is very hard nosed and crass, and it permeates the entire culture, and, again, they're proud of it. One of their sayings is, "do you know what the difference is between EMC and a pit bull?" ... "a pit bull eventually lets go." All their policies and direction is all short-term; they live quarter to quarter.

Advice to Management

None, it's just the way they are, their mentality, and they're proud of it.

Other Employee Reviews for EMC

  1. "Solid company, but overall still an under-achiever"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Being able to cash a bi-weekly paycheck. Seriously, though: the company does offer an excellent compensation and benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, legal, 401K, stock, etc. etc. Depending on where you are located, there are additional quality of life benefits available as well (such as child care, credit union, etc.) which are also nice.

    Cons

    Corporate identity is still not a solid one; there is a strong sense of disconnect between hardware and software verticals, and between employees at the main campuses and those out in the field offices. The fact that EMC has been buying and absorbing smaller companies, and slapping their logo on a variety of different organizations, has only added to that disconnected perception.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing an OK job in leading the company, but unfortunately it hasn't helped the stock price. One of the things that seems to be lacking is a unified vision for the company. I know that they've tried the "One EMC" approach, but it doesn't seem to be working as effectively as it should. Joe Tucci has done a good job of leading the company through some tough times, but is he an innovator or visionary like Gates, Jobs, or even Larry Ellison? Maybe that's what is needed to boost the company's profile - and stock price.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "EMC, not the place to work anymore"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none that i can think of. pay is ok and you don't have to work hard, if that is what you like

    Cons

    limited movement between orgs and/or job functions

    Advice to Management

    do something about the stock

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