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"Busy and interesting work, but very stovepiped"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
Current Employee - Consultant Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

There are opportunities to move within the company, though they can be hard to identify.
EMC has some excellent training courses. Unlike other places I've worked, I was allowed to attend these. My favorite was on Politics and Power.

Cons

You're kept very busy. In my case, the manager and team that I had were good at taking suggestions and offering advices. But it was a really small team and didn't give me a chance to network with others in the company.

Advice to Management

I was laid off because EMC wanted to focus on mobile and the cloud. Ironically I worked in a team developing a mobile application. I don't believe EMC has a firm strategy for using mobile as part of enabling their IT users.

Other Employee Reviews for EMC

  1. "Amazing company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Virtualization Lead in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Virtualization Lead in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, great benefits, competitive atmosphere

    Cons

    Competitive atmosphere, large company, lots of travel

    Advice to Management

    Assist more in work.life balances


  2. "Penny Pinchers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some great people that work here. If it weren't for some of the people, I might have left a long time ago.

    Cons

    They are so cost conscious, it takes its toll on employees. For example, I had to go to Europe for an event, they would only approve it if I flew in the first day of the two day event and left the second day. I had a lot of prep before the event, so I flew in the day before to make sure I didn't run into any issues, but I had to pay for the hotel room myself. It's a good thing I did, because there were a lot of issues I had to deal with, which I couldn't have dealt with while on a flight over that day. They're very stingy on raises and promotions as well while working you to death. Burnout is a real thing that happens on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees better.

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