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Great products, great people, awful management

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frimley, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frimley, England (UK)

I have been working at VMware full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great products, great engineering, great culture. VMware is getting to be a beast of a company but it's still overall a good place to work. Underpromise and overdeliver is the unofficial motto, and the rabid customer fan base shows it. This company shows great promise for employees even with revenues in the multiple billions now.

Cons

You do NOT want to work for this company anywhere in the Europe/UK&Ire region. APJ and AMER have it really good - colleagues from those regions almost universally love it. In the UK it operates as a completely different organisation and management/HR (which covers all of Europe as well) is appaulingly terrible to deal with. There is also very little upward mobility opportunity in the UK office and middle management is deeply engrained.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Carefully examine the job performance of everyone at the director level and above in EMEA in every group. Someone (or more than one someone) is rotten and needs replaced.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Used to be a great place to work...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VMware

    Pros

    - Great people - for the most part
    - Results orientated
    - Good development opportunities

    Cons

    - Very short term focussed - Especially around revenue
    - The hiring bar has been lowered - Too many new B & C grade mid level managers
    - Company culture is diminishing - The work vs. fun balance is off
    - Too many "rules" and politics. Very hard to get things done!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent technology, but culture and development are poor

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Technology - awesome
    Market leadership
    Customers and partners - great to serve and to work with, they do great things with/for VMware

    Cons

    Career development - poor; programs are to check the box; no real opportunity to grow; this is not a priority
    Lack of diversity - over hiring from 1 company = their baggage, politics and poor morale
    Culture - over-political; people aren't valued or treated very well; information withholding is the norm, sometimes on purpose, sometimes carelessly

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