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VMware an opportunity lost by Marketing without strategy?

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA

I worked at VMware

Pros

Cool technology and a shot at fame

Cons

Really poor senior management (before Maritz, who is very strong). Huge egos and unwillingness to listen to those at the 'coalface'. Culture of fear esp in EMEA.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Root out the unstrategic, bring-nothing egomaniacs currently in PR/AR/Communication.

As bad are the regional marketing leads and especially EMEA Marketing team, needs to learn that VMworld EMEA is a tactic NOT a strategy.

Overall a ridiculous over-promotion of those who cannot spell STRATEGIC has gone on for years under Diana Greene and has carried on because it 'Keeps its enemies closer'. This is not how a company thrives.

Doesn't Recommend
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    VMware offers great growth but needs to make some changes for the future.

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Growth and opportunity are some of the best reasons to work for VMware. Growth at 40% in 2008 is pretty good but we will have to see what will happen in the future. VMware is starting to see the need to tighten their loose pockets and try and run efficiently.

    Cons

    Who knows what this economy will bring to the virtualization market. Microsoft's crappy product could bring up some issues for VMware in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to make some changes in the leadership of sales (Inside Senior Mgt). There are too many people there that "were in the right place at the right time." We need true talent not situational success.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Was a great company to work for when smaller, seems to have had some scaling issues.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    - Brilliant software engineers. Really some of the best I've worked with anywhere.
    - Cool product.
    - Good work environment.
    - Laid back, bay area culture.
    - Successful business.
    - Hours can be very flexible.
    - Can work remotely.

    Cons

    - Difficult to move into new areas of work.
    - Difficult to move from engineering to research.
    - Deadlines are not expected to be met.
    - Non-engineering groups seems somewhat dysfunctional.
    - Rapid scaling seems to have led to scaling problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage greater employee mobility within company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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