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A good place to start your career...

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Current Employee - Director  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

I have been working at VMware full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

-Knowledgeable people
-Good product set
-Financial performance has been good up to now
-Good benefits and pay

Cons

-About to get first hand knowledge of a competitive market
-Sales model is changing. Not sure if senior leadership has the skill set to foster the change
-It's all about the numbers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Listen to your people in the field. That's where the customer is spending most of their time
-Look inside for some of your brightest talent.

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    Disappointed with lack of interactions within the team

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

    I worked at VMware as an intern for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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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.

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