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A bit disorganized

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

I worked at VMware as a contractor for less than a year

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Current Employee - Programmer  in  Palo Alto, CA
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    Great place to land

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    They take very good care of their people. They are building something remarkable and innovative. I love working with the people at VMware. Everyone is trying to do the right thing.

    Cons

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