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Positive experience, promotion takes a long time

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Current Employee - Director  in  Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at VMware full-time for more than a year

Pros

wicked smart engineers who still largely drive the culture
cool technology that continues to change the world

Cons

promotions take a long time
rest of business is growing around the R&D community and risks diluting very engineering centric culture

Advice to ManagementAdvice

guard the culture

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Very competitive environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at VMware full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great learning in several departments
    Leading edge from a product perspective
    Innovative

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Churn in upper management

  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    I my experience has been bitter sweet; I work with awesome people, but the culture is slowly dying.

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer  in  Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Broomfield, CO

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

    Pros

    - The people are by far the kindest and most competent people I have ever worked with.
    - The training is awesome.
    - Free snacks and meals.
    - Tuition reimbursement.
    - Looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    - The pay is not industry standard.
    - The culture is dying and nobody that can do something about it will.
    - The work load is immense.
    - Staffing feels like we are always 20-30 people short.
    - Management is starting to get "Micro Micromanagey"
    - No career path.
    - No set salary ranges. Someone with little/no skills can start work today as a TSE Level 1 and be making more than someone that has been there for 3-5 years and is a Level 3.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, and I do mean this deeply, start paying our more seasoned, more skilled people to appropriate industry standards. I have seen too much talent walk out of the door for no good reason. And maybe you are training people and setting them free, but just realize that as the people leave...so will the culture...and so will the reasons many of us still stay and in the end you will be left with mediocre service and that's where you generate 55% of the companies revenue.

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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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