Employees and Workplace
EMC offers an array of programs to guide employees on their journey at EMC and beyond. We believe individuals should play an active role in their own career development to achieve their professional goals. We empower employees to develop their careers, and task managers with helping people to hone skills and seek development opportunities.
Every EMC employee receives a performance review at least annually to discuss strengths, skills, and opportunities for growth. Employees and managers work together to develop and execute Individual Development Plans (IDPs). The IDP serves as an employee’s professional transformation plan, and outlines development goals that align with individual career aspirations and the needs of the business. More than 60 percent of EMC's employees have IDPs in place.
Learning and Development Programs
New employees are introduced to EMC through our award-winning Proven Professional Program, where they receive an overview of the Information Technology industry and learn about EMC’s values, best practices and methodologies.
We offer rotational development programs for recent graduates to provide job-specific skills, mentoring, peer networking opportunities and a holistic understanding of EMC’s business. Our rotational leadership development programs include:
- Business Operations Leadership Development Program
- Finance Training Program
- Global Services Leadership Development Program
- Human Resources Leadership Development Program
- Information Technology Leadership Development Program
- Leadership Engineering Accelerated Program
- Marketing Development Program
Learning and development programs are designed to attract, retain, and develop the best talent and enhance their ability to execute corporate strategy. Regular training opportunities are offered through Education Services and EMC University (EMCU). Our Education Services team is responsible for all technical and functional training as well as Sales and Customer training. EMCU offers enterprise training on topics such as management and leadership development, business writing and conflict management. In 2012, we will be focusing our efforts on streamlining the offerings between EMCU and Education Services.
EMC's Essential Curriculum is a learning path tailored for each level within the organization. EMCU designs and delivers this curriculum, which teaches employees core competencies needed to succeed in their current role and advance to the next level. The curriculum consists of a development roadmap for each career level, including robust and targeted portfolios of courses that are custom-developed for managers and directors. There are hundreds of courses to choose from for specific skills development, plus specialized development programs for specific fields or functional organizations.
We also encourage continuous learning and offer eligible employees reimbursement for qualified education expenses, including undergraduate or graduate degree programs, external work-related programs or formal certifications.
Talent Review Process
Our talent is the engine that fosters innovation for EMC's growth and transformation. Each year we conduct an Organization and Talent Review to plan our leadership and talent agenda for the future.
Each Executive Vice President (EVP) meets with EMC's CEO and EVP of Human Resources to identify high-potential employees and critical talent. This process yields a plan to actively engage and retain these employees through movement across business units and geographies, promotions, and targeted development opportunities to prepare them for their next role at EMC.