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3 people found this helpful  

Stay for stability, Leave for promotions

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at VMware

Pros

- Company making money through cash cow virtualization platform
- Stock has been growing
- Company riding cloud wave, vision set by CEO
- Several new products are being introduced

Cons

- Poor quality of management
- Nepotism (VPs/GMs hire their own friends)
- Good people are leaving as they are being overlooked

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Promote good management talent from within
- Hire new talent from top companies and schools
- Please discourage nepotism

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great individual silo'ed efforts - no imbedded culture

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    - vSphere Customer base
    - Paul Maritz is a visionary
    - Stock price

    Cons

    - Customer Operations and Finance is without leadership and experience - although VMW is a products company with great engineering - business operations execution and financial management is extremely weak
    - Lack of teamwork and corporate culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the Office of the President and hire an experienced leader to motivate the troops - both engineering and sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent leadership whipping employees around with constantly changing, whimsical decisions

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    + Nice headquarters campus with free snacks/beverages
    + Still some very smart people trying to battle it out
    + Exciting vision, building upon a winning flagship product

    Cons

    - Top leadership team is not cohesive and they have each brought in their own cronies from past companies
    - Top leaders are not held accountable -- if there is bad news, they scapegoat someone and don't take any responsibility for their own actions
    - Too many acquisitions that employees do not understand and that are not well integrated into the main company
    - Employees are not allowed to make decisions
    - There is a premium on moving fast and executing, but no time is spent on planning so people move in different directions and decisions change daily
    - There is a lot of backstabbing and power grabs, especially by withholding information
    - There is generally a lot of mistrust between teams, groups and orgs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need a solid top leadership team that truly complements each other and holds each other accountable. You also need leaders who can scale as quickly as VMware is growing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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