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VMware's getting there...slowly. Still has a ways to go.

Senior Product Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

ProsAmazing products. Sharp engineers. Some sharp business folk, product marketing, product management, etc. Great location. Chance to really, really impact how computing is done in the future. VMware is the most important company you've never heard of, on its way to sitting at the table with Intel, Google, and Microsoft.

ConsThere's a lot of leftover dead wood from when the company was an acquired backwater. Diane Green kept around a lot of people who were in over their heads (in PR, in field marketing, etc.) and unfortunately, those folks ended up hiring a lot of other folks like them. They are still around. This is changing, slowly, with incompetents being tossed out under the new Maritz regime. However, it's the poor hires that impact company performance at this point, and who frustrate, and block stars from actually getting things done.

Advice to Senior ManagementDevolve power. Get out of the way. Focus on unwinding the mistakes that were made on the go-to-market org under Diane Greene. Make the marketing / business side of the house as strong as engineering talent, and this company will be unstoppable.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Time to operate like a real company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at VMware


    Pros: Technology produced by this company is cutting edge and impressive Cons: Unqualified people working on critical projects without prior experience or credentials. Too many amateurs "trying". Other departments do not share… Advice to Senior Management: Slash out unnecessary and redundant layers in middle management to… More
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    Management is lacking, but engineers and perks are good.

    Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at VMware


    Pros: Perks are on par, if not better than most companies in Silicon Valley. Location of the main office in Palo Alto is wonderful and provides… Cons: VMware is in dire need of good management having wasted years while waiting for Microsoft to create a virtualization product. Marketing could be better as… Advice to Senior Management: Stop focusing on the competition and focus on removing the friction within the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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