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What EMC Looks For When It's Hiring

Slashdot Staff posted about a year and a half ago | from the pulse-strongly-recommended dept.

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Yvonne Lee, Community Manager at Dice.com, writes "Because EMC has expanded through more than 70 acquisitions in eight years — it was hiring even during the recession — and because many of the acquired companies were startups, it is trying to leverage the more dynamic cultures it's inherited and make itself more nimble and innovative. People it hired 'need to be able to move fast and run,' Thus, a key to getting the company's attention is to prove you can do what you say you can. In other words, when Murray asks if you can work fast, you can't just say yes. You'll have to use your previous achievements to prove that you can."

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Stay classy ./ (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876203)

I see advertisements like this will be standard for now on, I guess I'll be taking my pageviews elsewhere then...

Re: Stay classy ./ (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876225)

They are owned by Dice.com now. What did you expect?

Re: Stay classy ./ (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876291)

Disclosure that it's an advertisement and not a "news" posting. There have been many discussions recently about tagging advertising (Facebook in appropriate tagging of targeted advertising), and I'd expect at least as much from Slashdot. Unfortunately, I may delete the RSS feed from Slashdot as well if this is really going to be the way things are...

Seriously, behavior like this makes me LESS likely to want to look for a new job through Dice.com and tarnishes the reputation of the companies being highlighted in the posts. I'd be less interested in working for EMC after reading this.

Re: Stay classy ./ (3, Informative)

lister king of smeg (2481612) | about a year and a half ago | (#42877137)

well you could see that it is submitted by the /. staff .'. it is a slashvertisement. if you want and you have and account you could just filter out all all of the stories submitted by the "slashdot staff" aka dice marketing drones, and only have user/editor submitted stories.

Re: Stay classy ./ (5, Insightful)

newcastlejon (1483695) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876447)

What did you expect?

The ability to tag something as !story.
I've been waiting for that for some time, actually, given some of the stuff that occasionally congeals on the end of the firehose.

Re:Stay classy ./ (4, Interesting)

Dan667 (564390) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876317)

maybe stories by "slashdot staff" can be ignored in the settings.

Re:Stay classy ./ (3, Funny)

DylanQuixote (538987) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876393)

I was looking for a way to mark "Slashdot Staff" as a foe...

Re:Stay classy ./ (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876495)

Could someone write a Firefox extension called NoDice

Re:Stay classy ./ (1)

TheNinjaroach (878876) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876367)

The Slashvertisement isn't disguised very well. I have no problem identifying this story as an ad, just like I have no problem identifying the ads in the top-right corner of the page.

Slashdot needs revenue to continue and advertising is how they generate it. So what's your problem?

Re:Stay classy ./ (1)

NFN_NLN (633283) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876531)

Slashdot needs revenue to continue and advertising is how they generate it. So what's your problem?

It's like Prada selling knock-offs... it cheapens their brand.
Slashdot advertising low paying / high work hour EMC jobs doesn't do anything for their brand.

I would say advertise jobs for worthwhile companies... but then again worthwhile companies probably have no problems finding employees.

Re:Stay classy ./ (5, Insightful)

Seumas (6865) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876605)

I wonder what Slashdot really truly does need revenue for, anymore, to keep running? Its audience is smaller than it has been in many years, so the amount of hardware to maintain it is surely limited. It's not like it's undergoing massive UI redesign or anything. The submissions are from the community. The editing consists of clicking a button and saying "what the fuck, here goes" with minimal "editing" of any kind.

I mean, functionally, Slashdot should be a pretty minimally demanding site. The only need to generate revenue anymore is likely more "because we paid so much to buy the site!" than "because it costs so much to operate it!".

Re:Stay classy ./ (1)

newcastlejon (1483695) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876691)

I'd happily pay a reasonable monthly subscription if it meant I could have a say in who the editors were(n't) and something was done about the persistent spammers and ne'er-do-wells.

Re:Stay classy ./ (1)

Seumas (6865) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876561)

Looks like one per day or every other day is what we can expect. And, of course, no option to block them.

Re: Stay classy ./ (5, Interesting)

OnlineAlias (828288) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876563)

I seriously wouldn't put it past them. I absolutely loath EMC and its sales teams (and I know I'm not alone). I have been dealing with them for almost 20 years, and have never quite understood where they find exactly the same types of people to engineer and hock their products year after year after year. They are relentless, would whore their own mothers to get a sale, and actually have some of the worse technology integration in the industry. The only thing that has changed is the faces. Never the culture, technology or tactics. It is amazing that they can hold that together for so long...

Move fast and run (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876217)

Well there goes 98% of potential candidates from here ...

Re:Move fast and run (2)

c0lo (1497653) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876351)

Ah... I see how suddenly reading 30-40% of the spam in this world becomes a competitive advantage - know about HGH, EPO and all the stuff for increasing physical performance.

Re:Move fast and run (4, Insightful)

Synerg1y (2169962) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876395)

Nah, there goes 10% of the potential candidates, the ones they'd want. "Move fast and run" is synonymous with "coding sweat shop". It just takes some experience to pick up on it. I'm sure they'll find what they're looking for, but not in the manner that they want, they'll get something up and running and then invest the bulk cost into maintaining it, but quality of work is something that is very hard to come by with expansion.

Isn't good work better than fast work? (5, Insightful)

ZorinLynx (31751) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876221)

Whenever I rush myself, I make mistakes, miss things, etc.. I end up not doing a good job.

Isn't prioritizing speed a bad thing? Better to do the job right than fast.

Re:Isn't good work better than fast work? (3, Insightful)

DigiShaman (671371) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876303)

'One and Done' is passé. It's now all about flying-by-the-seat-of-your-pants in out of order execution style. This leads to excessive burnout. Trust me, I know first hand. The stress level never drops and can lead to PTSD.

Re:Isn't good work better than fast work? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42877281)

If the seat of your pants is out of order I don't want to be flying with you.

Re:Isn't good work better than fast work? (1)

c0lo (1497653) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876405)

Whenever I rush myself, I make mistakes, miss things, etc..

Well, you are not made of the stuff EMC is looking for.

Isn't prioritizing speed a bad thing? Better to do the job right than fast.

There's no such a thing as a "right way" in the "clouds" - (e.g. there will always be machines about to give the holly smoke out. You do need to run and run fast to replace the failing machine)

Re:Isn't good work better than fast work? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876445)

You actually get the job done faster when you take your time. Unless you don't count rework.

Re:Isn't good work better than fast work? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876535)

Fast, good, cheap; pick any two.

Re:Isn't good work better than fast work? (1)

NatasRevol (731260) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876621)

In real life, it's pick one.

Re:Isn't good work better than fast work? (1)

newcastlejon (1483695) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876707)

Fast, good, cheap; pick any two.

In real life, it's pick one.

In real real life, workers don't even get to choose which one.

D.I.C.E. (2)

stafil (1220982) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876241)

What EMS is looking for when hiring:

Demonstrate value

Inspire Hope

C++

Engage Physically

Re:D.I.C.E. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876283)

Inspire Hope? Geez, who writes this stuff?

Re:D.I.C.E. (1)

stafil (1220982) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876401)

Rob McElhenney.

Re:D.I.C.E. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876411)

Rob McElhenney and Charlie Kelly.

Re:D.I.C.E. (2)

c0lo (1497653) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876425)

Inspire Hope? Geez, who writes this stuff?

Them [despair.com] Even tough it doesn't stop a good chunk of this world to seek an unwarranted one.

Re:D.I.C.E. (1)

Seumas (6865) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876637)

Hope is a poor substitute for income.

Who cares (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876247)

Seriously, between this and the amateur hour CBAQ for a minecraft server earlier, I'd have been better served going to pornwall instead of /.

yeah, just what I want (4, Funny)

vlm (69642) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876265)

when Murray asks if you can work fast

Yeah just what I want in my storage gear, the fastest to market. Eh, reliability, long life, ease of use, who needs that stuff.

I think I'm done here...

Re:yeah, just what I want (1)

c0lo (1497653) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876443)

when Murray asks if you can work fast

Yeah just what I want in my storage gear, the fastest to market. Eh, reliability, long life, ease of use, who needs that stuff.

I think I'm done here...

Why... this is exactly the reason fast runners are required for the job! To find another stupid person to be parted with her/his money before the competition does.

Re:yeah, just what I want (1)

s.petry (762400) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876515)

We saw how well this turned out for American Auto companies didn't we? As long as CEOs make massive bonuses who cares about longevity of the company? They'll still get their golden parachute and blame the workers for the companies demise.

Re:yeah, just what I want (1)

c0lo (1497653) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876571)

Consequence: sell your EMC stock (if you have one) while it's still high.

Moving fast is overrated (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876267)

That is why Network Appliance is killing these guys.

wtf? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876277)

Maybe this article was posted to the wrong site by mistake? Just delete it and we'll pretend we didn't notice.

who... (3, Funny)

Ryanrule (1657199) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876281)

...give as a fuck who this guy says? Community manager?

What EMC is *really* looking for (5, Insightful)

sunderland56 (621843) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876305)

What they're really after is people who will work 60+ hour weeks for low pay. Oh, and if you have some computer skills too, that's good.

Re:What EMC is *really* looking for (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876369)

>“We’re looking for people with high aptitude, tremendous attitude, and a incredible sense of urgency,” says Tom Murray

What a *#$$*&#. Crappy work done really fast and cheap. What a great idea.
 

Re:What EMC is *really* looking for (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876407)

What they're really after is people who will work 60+ hour weeks for low pay. Oh, and if you have some computer skills too, that's good.

Were you also a Yotta Yotta employee before the takeover?

Re:What EMC is *really* looking for (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876481)

What they're really after is people who will work 60+ hour weeks for low pay. Oh, and if you have some computer skills too, that's good.

Only 60 works a week? You most not know anyone that does field work for EMC. Some of my friends are working 100+ hour weeks. However getting time and a half and being hourly they are making good money.

Don't forget H1B (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876509)

They love it if you have an H1B. In fact, it seems like almost all positions on Dice.com require an H1B or they won't give you the time of day.

Horrible, horrible, horrible (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876325)

Developers and engineers are ASSETS. Almost all of them will fit a normalized Bell Curve. That means that someone claiming they perform 10x faster than someone else is typically just full of it, or does a sloppy job. Further, engineers don't need to prove their worthiness, if they passed their interviews and are competent, then they are good. They certainly shouldn't be bragging about how fast they did something. Clear, clean solutions without any bugs are hard to find, and worth their weight in gold. I'd run, run very fast from a company talking like that.

I fear for the future of the US in the hardware/software space. We already work more hours than most other countries, now we have to do a timed obstacle course?

WTF? (5, Insightful)

sgt_doom (655561) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876329)

Who the eff is EMC??? Why hasn't anyone ever heard of them before?

Re:WTF? (1)

ERJ (600451) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876437)

From Wikipedia:

EMC Corporation is an American multinational corporation that offers data storage, information security, virtualization, and cloud computing products and services which enable businesses to store, manage, protect, and analyze massive volumes of data. EMC's target markets include large FORTUNE 500 companies as well as small business across various vertical markets.[2] It is headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

EMC Page [wikipedia.org]

They did 20 billion in revenue last year so they are not exactly an unheard of entity....especially with the large amount of IT folk that frequent slashdot.

Re:WTF? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876497)

EMC's target markets include large FORTUNE 500 companies
Does that mean they are only targetting Fortune 100 companies?

Re:WTF? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876439)

Ellington Mineral Company, which has the Gibson.

The Plague works there, and given the state of his apartment (snacks all over the desk and phone), it's no wonder there's a Garbage file that Joey managed to copy.
Oh, and they no longer have manual ballast control for their tankers.

Re:WTF? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876455)

Get a job in the IT field and get a clue. EMC makes storage arrays, they own VMWare and DataDomain and a bunch of other shit.

Re:WTF? (1)

newcastlejon (1483695) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876483)

EMC=Ellison Mining Corporation, naturally.

Re:WTF? (0)

Seumas (6865) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876729)

Where are you getting the idea that nobody has ever heard of them before?

That's like throwing out "Hey, why hasn't anyone ever heard of AMD or Veritas before?!"

Re:WTF? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876803)

Who the eff is EMC??? Why hasn't anyone ever heard of them before?

That sound you hear is everybody on /. laughing at you. You would have to be a complete IT noob or bottom level helpdesk peon not to have at least heard of EMC.

Dear Dice.com (5, Interesting)

DylanQuixote (538987) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876331)

Have you ever read the story of the goose that laid the golden egg?

Re:Dear Dice.com (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876451)

For that analogy to work I'm afraid you're going to have to point out some golden eggs to us. Or at least some copper alloy ones.

Re:Dear Dice.com (1)

DylanQuixote (538987) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876475)

Perhaps screwing the pooch would be a better term. Stop having sexual relations with my dog, damnit.

Re:Dear Dice.com (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876849)

I'm not convinced slashdot has ever made money for its series of owners.

Honestly, the best thing the slashdot community can do is try to pretend this thing might make money some day so that some fool company will buy it after Dice goes bust.

Time (1)

nickscalise (702579) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876333)

There's never enough time to do it well the first time, but there is always enough time to do it again.

Re:Time (1)

El_Oscuro (1022477) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876533)

You mean sort of like this? [washingtonpost.com]

Dice is going to KILL slashdot (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876345)

Dice thinks they are being smart to try to mask a plug for a company. They did it with redhat and now emc. It has already left a bad taste in my mouth and overtime I'll come here less and less.
If you are the smart guys at DICE you have been told.

Re:Dice is going to KILL slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876737)

If you are the smart guys at DICE you have been told.

You think they care. How precious.

Re:Dice is going to KILL slashdot (1)

neminem (561346) | about a year and a half ago | (#42877131)

I dunno. I'm kind of enjoying it - I need to fill my daily quota of snarkiness and complaining. These kind of threads are perfect for that.

Re:Dice is going to KILL slashdot (1)

WankersRevenge (452399) | about a year and a half ago | (#42877259)

naah ... I can handle a story like this one every day or so. What almost drove me away not too long ago was the stream of flamebait mobile stories slashdot was publishing not so long ago. Those stories were literally tearing the community apart for pageviews.

Thankfully, things have calmed down to the point where discussions don't fly off the rails at the mention of iOS or Android anymore.

Kept me waiting for 2 1/2 hours (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876353)

Ironic a company that wants fast would keep a candidate waiting for two and half hours in a barely air conditioned lobby. I only stayed because the recrutor begged me to stay. I asume he had some quota to fill. Finally some frat brother type finally arrives to give me a precusory 15 minute meeting which he wraps up by telling me all the reasons he doesn't like me. Needless to say I haven't exactly hurt myself advocating anything EMC in the last ten years.

Sounds fun (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876419)

When I woke up this morning, I realized that I wasn't dealing with enough competing corporate factions, and that my boss wasn't tracking my performance closely enough. In the past I'd given consideration to getting involved in slavery, but most of the options out there didn't align with my professional goals. Thank you, /., for giving me this career lead.

Micro shaft (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876423)

If EMC says can you suck their micro shaft fast. I sure there will be a line around the block.

To Yvonne Lee, from everybody reading this: (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876453)

Please go fuck yourself. That's all.

We need to nip this in the bud. (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876457)

Wow, what an unbelievably horrible story. Everyone: we need to send a message to /.'s newest corporate overlords. If you don't have mod points, post a comment saying how shitty this is. Seriously -- one line is fine. If you do have mod points, mod up every comment that says so. I want to see 1,000 comments and 100 +5s by the end of the night. MAYBE they'll notice.

Posting anon so no one thinks I'm just karma whoring. I've been coming here 15 years, mainly for the comments, but enough crap like this and I'll quit reading because I know all the smart people who give a shit won't stick around.

Re:We need to nip this in the bud. (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876551)

I don't have mod points, but I hope this post gets more attention to your post. I agree!

Re:We need to nip this in the bud. (5, Interesting)

David_W (35680) | about a year and a half ago | (#42877123)

Concur fully. I think we should choose a standard tag to convey our feeling too... as much as I'm tempted to use "fuckdice" I think I'm going to go tasteful(-ish) and punny with "nodice". I recommend from here on out if we something Dice does we don't like, tag it nodice. Maybe they can pick up on pattern recognition.

Re:Recommend alternate sites (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42877001)

I been coming here since 1999. And now would like to move on. Can you recommend any other sites. I would really love to move on.

Thanks.

Re:We need to nip this in the bud. (5, Informative)

Midnight_Falcon (2432802) | about a year and a half ago | (#42877061)

We should contact the poster directly too: http://www.linkedin.com/in/yvonnel [linkedin.com]

Re:We need to nip this in the bud. (3, Informative)

Midnight_Falcon (2432802) | about a year and a half ago | (#42877109)

Oh yeah, I"m a third-degree connection of Yvonne -- resume is seriously unimpressive. She's probably never broke through $80k/year pay grade in 12 years in Silicon Valley. She has recommendations but most come from low-level employees like "Help Desk Technician."

With this level of person posting here, I don't think reason/rationality might help...this is a Silicon Valley B-Side person desperate for any job, who is willing to mess up slashdot for a living. She has few other options.

Re:We need to nip this in the bud. (4, Informative)

sdguero (1112795) | about a year and a half ago | (#42877309)

MOD PARENT UP!

/. is going to hell in a handbasket real quick. Clearly dice's upper management is stupider than the last few companies that owned this site.

Dice is horrible (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876479)

Who else would promote a job with a company thats acquired 10 times a year as some kind of golden ticket? Every one of those acquisitions comes with layoffs and a whole new, cheaper staff - that's what nimble is a codeword for.

I listed my resume on Dice once, about 5 years ago. Worst mistake of my life. I don't even live in the US anymore, and still get about 2 dozen spams from con artist "head hunters" telling me about the latest exciting opportunity to be fucked over by some two week contract in timbucktoo.

Now I get spam on /. too! Hip hip hooray!

Bullshit Bingo (5, Insightful)

JDG1980 (2438906) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876519)

leverage the more dynamic cultures it's inherited and make itself more nimble and innovative

A hint to the recruiters and advertisers at Dice.com and EMC: Slashdot readers generally aren't very impressed by this sort of Bullshit Bingo. These phrases you're spewing are designed to sound impressive, but they don't actually mean much of anything – other than "I've got an MBA and I'm trying desperately to prove my worth."

People it hired 'need to be able to move fast and run

Translation: They exploit the hell out of their employees.

Guess I'm the wrong guy ... (5, Insightful)

jc42 (318812) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876527)

Clearly my preferred strategy of studying problems, thinking about them, and writing a solution that correctly solves all the problems we can come up with would be utterly unacceptable there. They clearly prefer the strategy of "rapid prototyping", dealing with only a few problems (probably those that customers have reported), and not much bothering with testing the "solution" before delivering it.

It's good to know such things before applying for a job.

And their strategy does seem rather common in the business world, which explains the large percentage of buggy, poorly-designed stuff that we see all the time.

Re:Guess I'm the wrong guy ... (2)

frank_adrian314159 (469671) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876613)

It's good to know such things before applying for a job.

It might also be good to know such things before buying their companies' products. Just sayin'...

Re:Guess I'm the wrong guy ... (3, Funny)

sdguero (1112795) | about a year and a half ago | (#42877279)

And their strategy does seem rather common in the business world, which explains the large percentage of buggy, poorly-designed stuff that we see all the time.

Like dice.com?

Oh this is so full of BS (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876595)

Almost every company I ever worked for fear competent people.

They identify them early and the managers smear you with shit before you can even shine.

This occured with an EMC subsidiary, VMware were two managers on my floor were sociopaths. Made life very interesting. They were not interested in what was good for the company but what made their bonusses inflate. These sociopaths were in Burlington, Ontario and the VP of the diviision may Kim Il Jong look like a very subtle egoless individual.

When I dared take a risk and moved up the food chain to expose the incompetence, I was shortly terminated. Many of the new procedures increased our case time thru poor tool selection while pressure was increased due to increased business to terminate cases in shorter order. In essence VMware became Microsoft to say reboot your machine and things will be fine. BS -- funny how much of the management where ex-MS people who had no concept of UNIX-RT kernel issues which vmware was loosely based on. They also raised the barriours to log new bugs and during my period there working on failure cases, the time to resolving failures increased from 1-2 months to 6-12 months because the teams resolving the issues were moved overseas where there was a resistance to resolve issues.

In another company, I on my third day of employment I exposed 20 failure points that would escalate to various serious issues -- of course being a good employee one does not blow away a design without providing a solution. Did that in a 5 page memo -- every criticism had a solution. I was yelled at and screamed at by the VP for a good hour using every major expletive possible on who the f*** I was. One year later all 20 failure points exploded into 20 major forest fires -- I was brought into a tiger team to resolve the issues and eventually I brought up my previous memo -- the VPs freaked, the President/CEO was shocked and wanted to meet with me when he came back from vacation -- was terminated mid-way thru his vacation. Suspected it was cover your a** time.

No -- companies do NOT want you to expose their weaknesses because it marks the previous management and it affects the present bonusses of the present management.

This is just major HR boulderdash. Just total BS to identify people they really don't want.

This was written by somebody who has no experience in a major corporation.

my two cents.

A frustrated engineer with 30+ years experiense.

Re:Oh this is so full of BS (1)

evil_aaronm (671521) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876705)

"Boulderdash" - sounds like an awesome game for which we should volunteer these manager types. You mean "balderdash" methinks. Close enough. Still, "boulder dash" leaves a nice visual impression.

Re:Oh this is so full of BS (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876739)

So true -- my apologies -- was trying to be polite language wise in my criticism :) I do not do well polite criticism :)

Dice.com? (5, Insightful)

olip85 (1770514) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876709)

Isn't it them who bought Slashdot? And now we see them on the front page every week? What a coincidence... What good is a news source without so much as a veil of neutrality?

I'm more of a maximize synergies kinda person (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876723)

If anything, these thinly veiled plugs just show that Dice, itself, is trying to "leverage the dynamic culture" of /. Keep it up Dice and you know who else needs "to be able to move fast and run"? Everyone visiting this site because they have better things to do than read non-articles like this.

What I look for when I'm job hunting: (4, Informative)

fuckface (32611) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876769)

Not EMC! Had to deal with them on multiple products at my last job and they were horrible. Their own professional services people would tell us so regularly. Their salesmen consistently lied about product capabilities and management at my company ate it up. Millions of dollars were given to them for what amounts to shelfware and their storage was swapped out for Hitachi because it also didn't live up to the promises. But because they're a "partner company" it was the ops department's job to eat as much shit as EMC could spew at us and like it.

I setup a dice.com account once... (5, Insightful)

sdguero (1112795) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876875)

All I got was spam from the site and spam from recruiters asking if I want to move to texas for a 3 month contract to write code to test Ruby on rails deployments for 60 hours a week at $15 an hour. Now that dice.com owns slashdot and all I see is spam for me to work 60 hours a week to test whatever company has the most openings on their website. Synopsis: Dice is an evil spam monster of a company and has infected an old favorite of mine. Conclusion: I'm not going to use this website anymore.

EMC = Evil, Mean and Cruel (4, Informative)

enjar (249223) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876887)

My wife worked there for several years. One friend commented when she started that it was a great place to have on your resume, since you'd be looking for a job after the layoff came. Sure enough, layoff comes, she gets a package, and now people are impressed that she worked there. The culture was best described as "macho", her management was from the "mushroom management" school, and the outsourcing stories hilarious. I'm amazed the place stays open.

competent people = NO ; Yes Men = GOOD (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42876913)

Any corporation like this loves yes men. Have heard from colleagues who work there -- EMC is a hell hole. They fear people who expose problems and promote people who give a stamp of approval.

By "Slashdot staff" (2)

6Yankee (597075) | about a year and a half ago | (#42876955)

...and here was me thinking the editors had no shame...

Bad support? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42877003)

EMC is the worst IT company for support I have ever dealt with. Perhaps that's what they look for when they hire?

I miss CmdrTaco (5, Insightful)

Midnight_Falcon (2432802) | about a year and a half ago | (#42877033)

Back in those days, Slashdot didn't have ads about working for Red Hat, EMC or other massive corporations that care little for individuals in the face of lengthy, restrictive HR policies.

[x] Disable advertising (5, Funny)

mutube (981006) | about a year and a half ago | (#42877057)

Hey, it's stopped working!

BS Article (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42877073)

The article is pure BS.

EMC is a *BIG* company. This means a lot of things. One of which is they have more divisions. Every division is a different and diverse as companies themselves are. Different divisions have different departments, groups etc. All have different needs, different people, hire for different reasons, etc. There is no "one type" that "EMC" looks for.

Also, as with big companies - you have an extreme range of skillsets, talents wants and needs. You have people at all ends of the bell-curve. Some are fantastic, some are lousy, most are somewhere in the middle.

Everything in a "big company" tends to become diluted.

Posted by 'Slashdot Staff' (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42877111)

When did that start?

Not a username just a mailto link. Not part of the community. Just an orbital megaphone broadcasting advertising blurb for the parent company.

Where is everyone going? (2)

Wireless Joe (604314) | about a year and a half ago | (#42877235)

I've been visiting Slashdot less and less, and stories like this show me I've been making the right choice. So where is the core audience moving to?

Re:Where is everyone going? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42877301)

4chan.

Re:Where is everyone going? (1)

sdguero (1112795) | about a year and a half ago | (#42877381)

reddit

It's not all bad (1)

dkleinsc (563838) | about a year and a half ago | (#42877335)

Now, not only do I know never to post a profile on Dice.com and never search Dice.com for potential employees, I should also never ever accept a job offer from EMC. And probably should also avoid using their products if I can manage it, since they show all the signs of making their tech team work insane hours to churn out overpriced garbage.

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