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"Bad Company"

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

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

Pros

The company still has money in the bank. They've managed to be profitable over the years but they're products are becoming obsolete so put your seat belts on!

Cons

(1) The company has an unwritten policy of sending as many technical jobs to China as possible. There is currently a vast Chinese employee base and it's rapidly growing.
(2) The company posts many jobs on their website but have you ever tried applying? These are mostly fake job postings for the U.S. worker and U.S. applicants are ignored. Ultimately the company claims there is no qualified worker in the U.S. for these jobs and they hire cheap foreign workers to fill these positions.
(3) Annual layoff where they purge U.S. workers claiming they are deadweight in order to hire more Chinese and Indian workers. EMC does this at least twice per year.
(4) U.S. workers constantly are intimated by management and threatened with being laid off.
(5) No pay raises. Annual review is optional so you don't really know what's going on with your performance. That way they can blind-side you with a layoff claiming you're deadweight.
(6) Age discrimination. Most managers won't hire anyone over 35 years old.
(7) Internal group bickering and animosity.
(8) Back stabbing is rewarded. People constantly throw each other under the bus.
(9) Upper management priority is to fatten their wallets at the expense of company well-being.
(10) Company will soon be run by bean counter who is a hatchet man. He couldn't care less about the American worker. The current CEO ONLY cares about propping up the stock price and fattening his wallet before he ascends.
(11) Company has no creative thinkers and prefers to buy other companies to enhance the technology.

Advice to Management

Replace yourself with creative ethical managers.

Other Employee Reviews for EMC

  1. "It's a great culture, if you like working in a shark tank"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Driven, and sales focuses organization. Joe Tucci is a great speaker, but the end results are the end results, and his leaders take care of themselves first.

    Cons

    Very competitive, male dominated, and very very "Boston 1st" in the decision making and distribution of bonuses, staff, and resources.

    Advice to Management

    It's a great company if these values work for you, if not - then it's probably not for you.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Intern Perspective"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Systems Integration in Franklin, MA
    Former Intern - Systems Integration in Franklin, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were many out-dated technologies in use and therefore many opportunities to update them by converting Perl scripts to Python.
    There were also some opportunities to write new scripts, but overall very little programming is truly required.
    Position provides experience if you are willing to put in the time to learn the technology.
    The group I was in has a number of great people.

    Cons

    Occasionally the atmosphere can be very political and cliquey.
    Sometimes coworkers can be cranky on Monday mornings and will often be very short tempered which is not the most enjoyable at times.
    There is not a ton of constant supervision unless there is an urgent item that needs to be dealt with. With that said, the learning is primarily unstructured and requires you to use outside sources to learn new technologies.
    The environment did not strike me as one where people can move up the ranks quickly as your seniority is deemed by the number of years you have been working there (with the first promotion at typically something like 5 years).
    Coworkers may also need to be reminded frequently in order for things to actually be completed.
    People with less experience were being paid more than me to complete the same job.
    There were no additional opportunities to take on additional responsibilities as was initially indicated during the interview process.
    The work environment is also incredibly loud and constantly was around 90+ decibels which meant that everyone wears headphones at work to avoid hearing damage. Often times I would leave work and could still hear the humming of the drives hours later.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop trying to market your own products to your employees. Employees should not be receiving these marketing emails even once per week.


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