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Marketing and Product Need Better Leadership

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Former Employee - Marketing in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Marketing in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at VMware full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great campus, customers and products. People are passionate about the the technology.

Cons

Poor leadership. A lot of smart, unrecognized people led by not-so-capable leadership. There seems to be a huge gap between who general employees recognize as great and who leadership recognizes as great. Those that are good at managing up wins.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't be fooled by employees that are good at managing up. Take time to get to know, listen and recognize the employees that are looked up to by their peers.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at VMware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good balance between fast-paced work like startups and stability found in big comapnies.

    Cons

    I haven't noticed much bad things during my tenure here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    VMware is a huge software development company where it can be hard not to feel like a cog in the machine.

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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at VMware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great campus and benefits.
    There are a lot of really smart people here.
    Pay was more than adequate.
    There are a lot of different projects so you can move around to new things.

    Cons

    This is a really big group of developers and it's hard not to feel overwhelmed by the bureaucracy and complexity of the products and organizations.
    Be prepared to be re-organized about every 6 months. VMware has some significant growing pains and isn't always effective at using all the talent they've hired.
    Much of the work is re-active and not pro-active.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the software development groups need to be more autonomous. It seemed like the various products where all intertwined with a huge cumbersome build process. It had moved beyond manageable. I ended up working in a group that spent all its time reacting to problems and fixing them. The root cause of the problems was not fixed though.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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