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"Varied experience depending on leadership"

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Current Employee - Director
Current Employee - Director
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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

Pros

No matter what function or level, this is a fast paced company, with a ruthless focus on results. Take initiative and be passionate about your work. Lots of talented people work here, especially early in career.
Can be an exciting an vibrant experience.
Once you've earned your stripes, you also earn trust and flexibility.
Progressive regarding remote working in most cases.

Cons

Command and control, hierarchical culture.
Pervasive toxic leadership in some organizations.
Lots of politics and emphasis on flash instead of substance.
Some lifers have become complacent and are enabled to remain while offering little to no value.
For an 'innovative' high tech company, they are laden with red tape and process.
Resources are tight and headcount is almost impossible to grow. Even replacing a person who leaves voluntarily or is let go is difficult. This results in poor performers staying on longer than they should - even at very senior levels.

Advice to Management

Reward healthy leaders rather than those that strong arm.
Invest in management development, especially in the Sales and HR organizations.

Other Employee Reviews for EMC

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales driven, high energy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The corporate culture at EMC is built around getting the job done. Only rarely will you be left picking up the slack for a coworker, and if you ever are it's likely that coworker won't be around much longer. The pay is decent and benefits very solid. EMC has an eye to the future and should transition well over the course of the next 5 to 10 years as IT infrastructure evolves.

    Cons

    Work-life balance wasn't given much priority, and given a sales-driven atmosphere that attracts stereotypical "type A" personalities, there was a lot of jockeying for position/power from individual personnel all the way up to entire business units. Opportunity for advancement was somewhat rare without moving to corporate HQ in Massachusetts.

    Advice to Management

    Instill in your low- and mid-level managers that they need to support their employees who are looking to make a transition to new roles within the company vs. trying to keep them where they are.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "if you like working in a "Glengarry Glen Ross" environment join EMC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EMC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good if you hit your number

    Cons

    1980's management top to bottom
    Abusive QBR practices, telling people they will be fired in front of their peers if they don't get their numbers up
    Internal competition between divisions creates a zero sum game of I win you lose and vice versa inside the company - teams compete against each other instead of doing what's right for the customer.
    Oh, and did I mention that in the field sales organization less than 5% of the reps are women? EMC is an all testosterone all the time environment.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up, it's 2014.
    Abusive sales management has no place in a company in this day and age.
    You might look at why the stock performs so poorly, then take a look in the mirror to see if it might have something to do with the way the company is being managed.

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