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Interesting technologies, some growing pains

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Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Cambridge, MA

Pros

Lots if interesting projects, academically-oriented, if you are into that. The research conducted here is interesting and advanced.

Cons

The company is suffering from the rapid growth over the past several years. Development methodologies are fine, but the infrastructure is breaking down under the weight of the enormous complexities. Software development is becoming eclipsed by process and productivity is slipping. Starting to feel like Microsoft.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Plenty of opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Employees are given a lot of autonomy. Fast growing company with opportunity to take on assignments with variety. Takes employee feedback seriously and tries to act on it. Customers love VMware.

    Cons

    Almost impossible to get promoted as they like prefer to hire from outside the company. Employees are loaded and over worked. Middle level managers need better training on how to lead people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay, bonuses, raises. Physical environment.

    Cons

    Toxic culture. Backstabbing. Managers who haven't a clue how to manage. No leadership at the middle management level. They just gossip about each other and their employees. Too much power in a few hands. Over past 3 years it's gotten worse, the emperor is wearing no clothes but no one had a guts to stand up to the one or two "bullies" who call the shots and are driving products into the ditch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your hair is on fire. You must improve morale, management, and quality or your company will collapse. Call in a consultant to tell you what it means to run a company. Retrain or fire middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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