RE: Crossgain Fires a Quarter of Its Employees. Is EMC a year or so behind?

From: Mike Dierken (
Date: Wed Jan 17 2001 - 17:09:19 PST

They need to read 'Innovators Dilemma'.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eirikur Hallgrimsson []
> Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2001 2:34 PM
> To: Tom Whore
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: Crossgain Fires a Quarter of Its Employees. Is EMC a year
> or so behind?
> On Wednesday 17 January 2001 17:04, Tom Whore wrote:
> > Its never easy. not when it counts. It was very hard in 95
> to turn down
> > a 80k job because they had idiot pee testing and a nasty
> contract to sign.
> I hear you. I went on a pointless interview with EMC last
> week. Releases
> out the wazoo. I didn't fill them out, even the ones that I
> might be
> willing to fill out, because I knew we weren't on the same
> planet. They were
> looking for extremely specific coding skills and a heads-down
> ask-no-questions profile, not exactly the kind of thing one
> would hire
> someone like me for, but my resume had Linux internals on it.....
> It was the largest parking lot that I had ever seen. They
> don't have
> vending machines. They have a convenience store. That was
> not one of
> their bigger buildings. They have a larger workforce than
> Digital did when I
> went to work for Digital, which I admit was in an
> antedeluvian era, but still.
> EMC is the local Boston poster-child for the Internet boom.
> I get stunned
> expressions when I say I wouldn't want to work there. They
> have the rep.
> that Digital used to have as a 'good place to work.'
> Am I missing something, or is their proprietary storage
> appliance market
> doomed when standards emerge and Asian manufacturing takes over?
> They are massively overbuilt as a company in terms of
> expensive manufacturing
> here in the Boston area, unless they can keep margins high.
> Eirikur

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