EMC employee competence is a very mixed bag
Salary is generally OK, but EMC expects extraordinary effort for barely ordinary compensation.
Respect is only earned by hitting the quarterly number and supporting your manager's efforts to beat the internal competition, the customer often comes in second or third to political goals.
Benefits are at least average, but efforts to cut family members out of the program leaves a bad taste.
Because of the continual acquisition of companies, there are continuous reductions in force that decimate morale.
Balance varies greatly from manager to manager, most feel that only they deserve a personal life.
Career growth also varies from area to area, and some managers only give opportunities to sycophants or people with the right political connections.
EMC employee competence is a very mixed bag. EMC has acquired some brilliant and hard working people that have not been driven out or ejected yet, but many of the long timers are more focused on political positioning and visibility than on useful work.
The environment is politically charged with significant internal competition. Some managers have created great environments, but more often than not there is unnecessary stress and manufactured problems that allow managers to be heroes by working their staff to exhaustion to demonstrate their value.