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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

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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    Sr MTS

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, flexible hours and possibility to work from home, might work on interesting stuff (but this greatly depends on which group you're in).

    Cons

    Management likes those who talk more than those who work. No opportunity to grow (might be my personal experience, but still).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Politics and self-interest may trump the best technology in the industry

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

    Pros

    Great, great technology and pure intellectual horsepower of the senior technical team is incredible. Compensation and work environment is tremendous. Commitment to the community is strong.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is weak and not focused. VMware could attract and hire the world's best at any position, but largely relies on a tired system of "putting the old band together". The company is not a meritocracy at on the business side. The company pays lip service to culture and courageous conversations, but is weak from the top down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The BOD should require the senior leadership team to own shares in the Company. The employees watch the senior executives (the co-Presidents in particular: Eschenbach and Nielsen) just vest and sell while chanting "believe"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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