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Worst IT shop anywhere

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

Pros

Nice campus, stock is stable, products are well known

Cons

Very poor (across the board) IT senior management team. The most political environment anywhere. Long hours are the norm. It's a sweatshop. Everything is an emergency, complete lack of planning and structure. IT culture is poor, everyone is afraid to speak up. Without a doubt, staff would leave if not for RSUs. Would rank at less than one star if the option was there.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stabilize the IT environment. Hire a real CIO and support him/her. It's too much of a revolving door. A lot of good people have been fired for purely political reasons.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good product but demanding of employees

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    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at VMware full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to work with dedicated and smart people

    Cons

    never a break as there are always many things on your plate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    evaluate volume of work and value your employees' personal lives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Molasses

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Good flexibility in work hours, great facilities and outdoor spaces in Palo Alto.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in the employee pool. Too much of the technical staff is junior and from abroad (a large majority of technical staff is Indian).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a program in place to find "ass-kissers" that do nothing to add value in the company. Too much technical staff and mid-level managers gets promoted on social skills alone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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