Press Release

EMC Named Among “World’s Best Multinational Workplaces”

Recognized for career opportunities, flexible environment, and collaborative, results-based culture

HOPKINTON, Mass, October 23, 2014 - 

EMC (NYSE: EMC) today announced it was named #18 on the “World’s Best Multinational Workplaces” list, marking EMC’s first appearance on the globally recognized ranking. The list, compiled by the Great Place to Work Institute, an internationally recognized global research firm, ranks the 25 best global companies based on five key dimensions of workplace culture: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.  

EMC was recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute for creating a workplace built on trust, as rated by employees in multiple countries.  The company received high marks from employees for providing ongoing professional opportunities and career development; promoting a flexible, friendly environment; and recognizing employees’ collaborative, cohesive energy towards achieving and exceeding results.

Always planning and investing to create a culture of engagement, EMC has a portfolio of initiatives to reinforce and evolve a strong corporate culture, including:  

  • EMC Innovation Roadmap: The annual competition allows business units and functions to post “challenges” representing EMC’s most pressing business opportunities. The competition solicits innovative solutions from any employee. In 2013, 28 countries submitted more than 4,400 ideas.
  • EMC Gives Back: In 2014, EMC energized and mobilized volunteerism through two companywide focus efforts to provide clean water and alleviate hunger. In addition, employees received three days per year to volunteer for their choice of causes, and in recognition of their annual service anniversary, EMC now makes a donation to a charity of their choice.
  • Learning & Development: Developing employees is essential to EMC’s continued innovation. The company offers a tailored learning path for all employees, comprising a robust portfolio of more than 8,000 custom-developed courses and learning opportunities. In 2013, 78% of employees had an Individual Development Plan in place and the average employee participated in more than 50 hours of training.
  • Leadership in the Fast Lane: Each year, this program connects high potential women to those already in senior leadership roles and offers an accelerated program of career development.  Participants are provided with customized 360 assessments and personal coaching. Fast Lane supports EMC’s objective of building a significant pipeline of talented women for senior positions to meet current and future business needs.
  • “You Define EMC”: In 2014, EMC launched a worldwide initiative aimed at highlighting how each employee contributes to EMC’s success. This personal and interactive program shrinks the distance between the company’s global locations and strengthens dialogue and connections between EMC employees throughout the world.

EMC’s ranking is based on inclusion on 17 national Great Place to Work lists from around the world, including: Austria, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, and UK. 

EMC QUOTE

David Goulden, CEO, EMC Information Infrastructure

“To thrive in our competitive, rapidly changing industry, I’ve asked our employees think of EMC as a people company in the technology business. All of our success with our products, our services and our customers begins with EMC people doing what they do best.  By maintaining a workplace environment based on collaboration, teamwork and trust, and by providing opportunities for career growth, we have cultivated a winning culture.  We are honored to be recognized as a World’s Best Workplace.  It is an affirmation of all we have done and an inspiration for the work we will continue to do together.”

GREAT PLACE TO WORK QUOTE

China Gorman, CEO, Great Place to Work

“Earning a place among this year’s World’s Best Multinational Workplaces is a great achievement. These organizations are creating a consistent, high-trust culture around the world. This is good for their employees, for their business prospects and for our global society.”

About EMC

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.

About Great Place To Work

Great Place to Work, headquartered in San Francisco, is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies in 51 countries.

About the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List

Great Place to Work’s annual World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List ranks the top 25 global companies to work for. Qualifying companies must have been selected for at least five national Great Place to Work lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide and count at least 40 percent of their global workforce outside of the company’s home country.

Press Contacts

Christine Carosella
Christine.carosella@emc.com
508-249-1855

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