Employee Career Development

EMC offers an array of programs to guide employees on their journeys 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. In 2015, 94 percent of our employees, up from 93 percent in 2014, took part in some sort of formal development including leadership coaching, instructor-led training, and eLearning.

Performance Management

Performance appraisals and even more importantly, the resulting dialogue, help EMC team members to deliver great results, feel more engaged and satisfied, and grow in their careers. Managers are expected to communicate with their employees openly and frequently throughout the year to clearly outline goals and expectations, provide ongoing feedback, and identify and support development needs. During the annual review, managers and employees review the prior year and set clear expectations for the future. These conversations also ensure that career development is discussed and that actions are identified to help our employees achieve their career goals.

Learning and Development Programs

New employees are introduced to EMC through the award-winning EMC Proven Professional™ program, where they receive an overview of the IT 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

Interested candidates can learn more at http://www.emc.com/careers.

EMC offers a tailored learning path for employees at different levels within the organization. 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 in the areas of strategy, business, and leadership. Each learning path includes a combination of highly interactive, team-based foundational courses, and electives that allow employees and leaders to explore topics in more detail.

EMC employees can also take advantage of informal learning opportunities, including podcasts and book summaries through the online repository of business book abstracts at Ebsco Professional Resource Center.

EMC continues to offer scholarships for EMC employees with MIT Sloan Executive Education and USC Marshall School of Business. In addition, we have relationships with Stanford University’s Center for Professional Development to offer discounted courses to our employees.

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Tuition Assistance Program

EMC encourages employees to continually enhance their ability to advance their careers and contribute to the success of the company. Tuition assistance programs are offered in several countries, and in the U.S., the program assists employees with the cost of undergraduate or graduate degree programs, external work-related programs, and formal certifications. In addition, we offer employees a “Preferred Partner” network of schools in California, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Utah, all of which have agreed to contain their tuition cost within EMC’s reimbursement guidelines.