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Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Denver, CO
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Denver, CO

I have been working at VMware

Pros

Company has innovative technology with a tenancity to win. Most everyone we meet wants to hear about the technology and how they can deploy it. It's fun to represent the company with it's amazing growth.

Cons

Tons of movement within the company means that it's difficult to know who is who since it's so dynamic.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The support renewal process is broken and needs to be fixed. Easily 75% of the complaints I field are focused on renewals. With such a visible process it should be fixed.

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Amazing 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.

    Cons

    There'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 ManagementAdvice

    Devolve 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.

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  2.  

    Time to operate like a real company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 the same enthusiasm and dedication compared to Engineering. Too many 9-to-5 employees who do not have the heart for their position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slash out unnecessary and redundant layers in middle management to save money and sanity among employees who do matter.

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