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Great individual silo'ed efforts - no imbedded culture

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Director  in  Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

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

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent leadership whipping employees around with constantly changing, whimsical decisions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    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
  2.  

    A company with good future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    - Many bright engineer to work with
    - Great technology

    Cons

    - Taking longer time to get things done
    - Compensation is not very attractive
    - Internal tools keep changing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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