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Unrealistic expectations in a rapidly growing company, trying to compete with other established high tech partners

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at VMware

Pros

benefits, salary
leading edge technology, autonomy, free product training if you can find the time to do, employee recognition program

Cons

No work/life balance
Processes and internal IT infrastructure not established to support tremendous employee growth (i.e. access to available technology tools, communications, training, divisional contacts)
Lack of HR support
Constant change without communication or contribution from internal or external stakeholders
HR positions VMware as a collaborative team environment but it is very siloed -
Management is very tactical and does not support the requirements of the department in order to work efficiently.
Managers get promoted without sufficient people management training or leadership skills

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Technology......thats about it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Technology - First Class
    People - First Class

    Cons

    Margin, Margin, Margin
    Drive the teams into the ground
    Push them even harder, they quit, who cares, plenty of people in line...supposedly
    Make the employees justify why they should be paid a bonus or a salary increase
    Push them harder
    Make goals really dreams..... unachievable

    This was a great company now its about the dollar regardless of anything else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pauls message is very clear, the local management should take this one rather than focus on margin. Paul has shaped this company well with regards to products and they way they are positioned.The loyal VMware people are proud to work for Paul. and share is beliefs.

    Below that is chaos and uncertainty shrouded by doubt.

    The door swings both ways and the exit door is due for a service.

    Respect your people, junior and middle management especially. You need them to develop for VMware to become a first class company.

    There are many, I mean many unhappy people looking......

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Very good product, good atmosphere

    Cons

    No communication; no promotion; very poor communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication, Trust your good employee and give them their chance

    Approves of CEO
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