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Great Company to work in... if in the right group

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

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

Pros

Continues to be at the bleeding edge in some technology areas
You work with smart people if you get into the right team

Cons

Upper Management is still learning how to keep things under control.
Most of the original people have left, and the ones remaining behind have a bad attitude.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make hard decisions, and stick to them. Make people accountable and responsible for their mistakes.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place to start your career...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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