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So far so good...

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY
Current Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY

I have been working at VMware

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Cutting Edge Products
Biggest Market Share - Virtulization/Cloud
25000 Partners w97% of fortune 500 as customers
Internal communication platforms are great for collaboration

Cons

Fast paced environment with a very entrepreneurial feel, which is good and bad. Travel policy is a lot less lenient than the consulting firm I came from.

Advice to Management

Haven't been here long enough to tell but it seems like upper management leaves the micro managing to you and they worry about the macro. They are very interested in your professional growth and will let you know when you've done a good job.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    more VPs than a bank

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Group Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Group Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at VMware

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - great people, the smart ones are still here
    - the vision is amazing, very few can make it as far as we have and even fewer have the focus we do on completing that vision

    Cons

    at the lower ranks, it's not clear the right people are getting promoted. With more and more people, it's just harder to get stuff done. More political boundaries and fewer end to end accountability.

    Advice to Management

    There was a time when getting stuff done was what we held people accountable to. Now it's about "smart thinking" but the actual execution is almost an after-thought. Time to hold everyone (including GMs and VPs) accountable instead to the goals they set out to do.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Stay for stability, Leave for promotions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at VMware

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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