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"An aggressive environment with old world views"

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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!

Other Employee Reviews for EMC

  1. "Excellent Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EMC as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly people, great pay. I learned a great deal during my internship that will last a lifetime. The pay is lucrative, the advice and knowledge gained during the internship is unparalleled.

    Cons

    Agile group generates pressure during release. Employment post internship with EMC largely depends on available reqs.


  2. "Great place to work and grow."

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity, very active environment, able to make own choices. We're all generally aware of the shared direction.

    Cons

    Big company weight sometimes. Corporate IT needs to be more nimble.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time enabling employees to be imaginative. Again, corp IT needs a revamp.

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