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Great place to work

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

I have been working at VMware full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

1. Great minds to work with
2. Great pay
3. Best work place of year 2012
4. great culture

Cons

its in the hills of palo alto

Advice to Management

keep up good job

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Disappointed with lack of interactions within the team

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    Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at VMware as an intern (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent people - staff engineers are pretty awesome, good compensation (for interns), good pantry.

    Cons

    The nature of work varies from team to team - could be really interesting, could be really boring, no interaction with mentor/manager (personal experience - YMMV), no emphesis on KT. The company is growing at exponential rate and losing small company nature at the same rate. So your experience really vary from team to team.

    Advice to Management

    I guess I wasn't there long enough to give any advice but if you compare the company to Google/Facebook/Apple and expect to attract talent, you should match the compensation and benefits. Specially when you spoil the interns by paying them so much.

  2. A bit disorganized

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at VMware as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Nice people, loved my team, nice location, surrounded by trees, lunch on site, espresso machines

    Cons

    Schedule not communicated or well thought-out, somewhat reactive. A bit too much bureaucracy to get anything done in a reasonable amount of time. Also, VMware monitors web usage with a tool that slows down work. It requires you to log in to access sites it doesn't recognize, which is almost anything. It was faster to access information online (our product is web-based) over wi-fi than to use the network, so i would unplug the network to do general work and then have to plug in to print something. Pretty ridiculous, besides making people feel like they're kindergarteners needing supervision.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your network and get rid of the web usage monitoring system. Also, ensure teams have the same goals so they aren't working against each other. When temporary resources are pulled from engineering to work on a project, they aren't as committed as those permanently on the project, which makes it very hard (expensive) to accomplish anything.

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