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"Great Technology, Bad Politics"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Charleston, SC
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Charleston, SC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The most energetic company to work for. I love the speed and pace of the team. Great people work here. Sales is high energy. Leadership definately has a vision and the teams are following.

Cons

This place is a shark tank and you have to watch your back. Sales definately leads the ship and can/will derail careers.

Advice to Management

Conduct subordinate reviews of leadership for fairness and teamwork. Peer reviews are more telling of the situation than the traditional topdown approaches.

Other Employee Reviews for EMC

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Program Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Products, Great Name. You will learn a lot about storage and can really build a good foundation.

    Cons

    Everyone is like sharks. Little to no Diversity in idea, people or cultures. Not very fun place to work. Everyone is middle aged or older so no going out for drinks. Be prepared to work over 60+ hours a week. Very little resources and very little rewards or recognition.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "An aggressive environment with old world views"

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

    I have been working at EMC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not many good reasons to work there; they still allow remote workers and for some people to work from home. Didn't have to relocate to take this job.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity. Barely no women in exec roles, and certainly no people of color. Some chief leaders don't have degrees and they are very old school- don't use smart phone, etc. This all reflects in their behavior. They say they can't find qualified women to promote. People are extremely rude. Entry level people have aggressive tone, say things like "take it up with the boss". Very disrespectful of seniority and experience. Foul language is often used in the workplace. Doesn't really seem like a high tech company. It's like working in an old fashioned steel plant.

    Advice to Management

    A diverse workforce will add some innovation and balance of approach. It will bring EMC into the modern era where people act professionally, they don't curse or tell sexist jokes in the workplace. It is because all your senior leaders look and act the same, that they find this behavior acceptable. It is easy to see that EMC started >30 years ago as a furniture company. They are not high tech!

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