Great for entry level technical grunt workers, not for engineers
Lab Systems Engineer (Former Employee) – Durham, NC – April 6, 2017
I have been working at Dell/EMC for 2.5 years as a Lab Systems Engineer. I started out as a Tech 1 level support engineer, but quickly got a promotion once they saw my capabilities.
After that, the promotions stopped. Raises stopped. This was primarily due to "shifts and organizational changes" because Dell announced their plan to purchase EMC and so all teams were on standby until the merger was completed. After over a year of talks the merger went through. After this, contractors of the LOWEST level were promoted (offered full-time jobs) but engineers such as myself (who were under contract) were not offered full-time positions. They decided to let our contracts run out. Dell (or EMC, not sure who's in charge) is trying to save money wherever possible and the way the company is run in comparison to when it was just EMC is not great.
Managers do not come from an engineering background.
New contractors don't seem to know what an ethernet cable is.
The one saving grace is that everyone was in it together, and all the engineers have a great dynamic and comradery. I did enjoy working on projects, but as metrics became more important than employee satisfaction, we saw people leaving to find brighter/greener pastures.
Overall I wouldn't exchange my experience at Dell/EMC for anything else, but it would have been nice to be appreciated.
Sometime they have a food truck onsite for lunch, so that's nice.
Management is clueless, metrics rule every aspect, no employee appreciation