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What EMC Looks For When It's Hiring 223

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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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What EMC Looks For When It's Hiring

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  • Stay classy ./ (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @06:47PM (#42876203)

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

  • by ZorinLynx (31751) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @06:49PM (#42876221) Homepage

    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: Stay classy ./ (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @06:50PM (#42876225)

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

  • Re: Stay classy ./ (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @06:57PM (#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.

  • by DigiShaman (671371) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @06:58PM (#42876303) Homepage

    '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.

  • by sunderland56 (621843) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @06:59PM (#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.

  • WTF? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by sgt_doom (655561) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @07:02PM (#42876329)
    Who the eff is EMC??? Why hasn't anyone ever heard of them before?
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @07:04PM (#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.

  • by Synerg1y (2169962) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @07:08PM (#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.

  • Re: Stay classy ./ (Score:5, Insightful)

    by newcastlejon (1483695) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @07:15PM (#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.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @07:16PM (#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.

  • Bullshit Bingo (Score:5, Insightful)

    by JDG1980 (2438906) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @07:23PM (#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.

  • by jc42 (318812) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @07:25PM (#42876527) Homepage Journal

    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.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @07:29PM (#42876551)

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

  • Re:Stay classy ./ (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Seumas (6865) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @07:34PM (#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!".

  • Dice.com? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by olip85 (1770514) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @07:46PM (#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?
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @07:48PM (#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.

  • by sdguero (1112795) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @08:04PM (#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.
  • I miss CmdrTaco (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Midnight_Falcon (2432802) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @08:19PM (#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.
  • by gatzke (2977) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @09:00PM (#42877511) Homepage Journal

    15 years here at least, and now we have this.

    What is the point of even sticking around any more?

    Pretty sad state of affairs.

  • by neonmonk (467567) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @09:02PM (#42877529)

    The only other tech site worth a damn & with original content, I believe, is Ars Technica. But the community discussion isn't as good as Slashdots [was?] - probably because it's not threaded.

  • by mister_playboy (1474163) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @09:08PM (#42877599)

    While we love to rag on the editors here, they are still part of the /. community like the rest of us.

    So I'm guessing the use of "Slashdot Staff" in the byline is their small act of protest against this sort of advertising being posted as a story.

    Pre-Dice I recall we had one Ask Slashdot story that was sponsored by Sourceforge. We complained and it never happened again. I'd like to think complaints will still have an effect today, but I'm not as hopeful this time...

  • Re:Bullshit Bingo (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @09:16PM (#42877691)

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

    Translation: They exploit the hell out of their employees.

    You need to know how to run away from EMC. If they catch (or hire) you, you've lost!

  • Re: Stay classy ./ (Score:5, Insightful)

    by stephanruby (542433) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @09:22PM (#42877749)

    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.

    You won't miss much, far too many spamming recruiters have taken root on Dice.com anyhow. Dice used to be great, but now it's as bad as Monster.com

  • by Anachragnome (1008495) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @10:13PM (#42878257)

    "Maybe they can pick up on pattern recognition."

    One possible pattern would be everyone heading for the door.

    Seriously, the time I suspected would come, has finally come--Slashdot has now gone over to the enemy. The Corporate PR/Advert/Cronyism monster has arrived, and begins to feed. What we now see as simple product placement will eventually turn into censorship and biased "opinion" pieces.

    So, who is going to start Slashdot 2.0?

  • by grcumb (781340) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @10:45PM (#42878519) Homepage Journal

    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.

    It's particularly annoying because it would actually be cool to have a designated place for die-hard slashdotters to talk about employment issues, good and bad places to work, etc. But that wouldn't work for Dice, because we might end up insulting - or worse, telling the truth about prominent companies. So, our community management team [sic] instead brings us absurdly disingenuous stories about how great their clients are, as long as you have the Right Stuff.

  • by AndOne (815855) on Wednesday February 13, 2013 @01:04AM (#42879667)
    Seriously, before DICE bought /. it seemed like I just didn't have enough time to catch up on all the articles I wanted to. Now I'm lucky if there's two or three articles a week that are interesting enough for even a second glance. And now this shit? Terrible...

    I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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