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Helpful (3)

Very disappointing, because of to much injustice.

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer II/III in Ballincollig (Ireland)
Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer II/III in Ballincollig (Ireland)
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at VMware full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Very good learning opportunity; Access to almost every documentation, even source code; Free canteen; Great colleagues: friendly, knowledgeable, helpful; Collaborative environment; Own laptop: permission to install as one likes.

Cons

Unfairness; Work performance not recognized, even when working in average 14-16 hours/day; Nepotism; Extreme high work load. Actually no real career opportunities if one speaks other languages than English as well.

Advice to Management

Look up the words honesty, integrity, and fairness, and apply it to yourself. Recognize work performance independently from nationality, friendships, or relations - simply by facts. Implement a proper recruitment process, especially for the multilingual team.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Awesome workplace.... rapidly growing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Technology Understanding & helping Peers Understanding superiors & Manager

    Cons

    More transparency required Feedback process needs to be improved and can be one on one


  2. Helpful (6)

    Nice people, interesting projects, and a Borg-cube corporate culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * There are still some awesome people in the Sofia office * Very flexible working conditions (though I hear there's a general push to eliminate this point) * Interesting projects to work on and the right equipment to do so * Renumeration and benefits are good

    Cons

    * Total disrespect of common sense from various management authorities both local and in HQ. Some "administrativa" sneaky tactics and some arm twisting can also to be expected. * Stacked ratings! God help you if you were foolish enough not to keep a "scapegoat" around for the time your team's ticket gets picked in the so called performance evaluations. You may get kicked out even if you were just promoted. * "Quality doesn't matter. Reporting does." Management seems to not care whether the estimates you give them are accurate. Neither if you'd do the job pro forma, leaving someone else to pick up the trash behind you. In any case you'd better to adhere to their metrics and do whatever needed to meet the target number of bugs/test cases/pass-fail ratio/whatever. Dirty tricks allowed. * Ventilation system in the office is a joke. Once 80% (or so) of the capacity of a floor is reached it gets awfully difficult to make through a whole day and maintain your focus. Chronic headache is to be expected. If caught it it, please try not to drive on your way back - blackouts and momentary loss of concentration can occur and that's bound to get you in an accident. Trust me on this one!

    Advice to Management

    * You can't have an all-star staff. People are not bricks to swap around. They have individualities. * You can't keep throwing people out indefinitely. Theory might say that's a good way to keep the company in top condition. Reality is - Sofia labor market isn't that big and qualified candidates aren't a bottomless well. * Procedures and policies are a necessity for a big organization. Knowing when all this is not enough and a burden is what makes a manager good IMHO. * All above is pointless since a) the "management" won't be reading it, and b) even if "management" miraculously happens to read it, it'd hardly make even a joke for them...


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