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Plenty of opportunity

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Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

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

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

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    Inside Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are great, fun crowd, lots of camaraderie. Office cafeteria has lots of snacks, drinks, etc...as well as breakfast tacos Fridays and beer/wings in the afternoon.

    Cons

    Excessive micro-management with regard to Sales. No stress on product knowledge, nor any care toward actual productivity, but rather the appearance of productivity. Contests and incentives drive the floor and hinder any account management, as the push is to accrue "tally-marks" to win money, instead of discover, qualify, and develop legitimate sales opportunities.
    Unrealistic quotas for the territories-- which directly affects income. Management shrugged off the issue with a half-hearted apology. For territories that suffered from last year's hurricanes- no exceptions or acknowledgements were made regarding earning abilities/quota adjustments.
    Too much emphasis on floor ranking (also heavily weighted on contests and call statistics), it's a determining factor in career advancement and firing/layoffs. Some people appear to have been set up for promotion instead of earning it. Days are spent being monitored, judged, tallied, and ranked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow reps to use some of their individual skills/talents to manage accounts and drive new business. Provide effective training and time toward learning the products being sold.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at VMware as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Cutting edge company
    Interesting projects
    Gym is good, cafe is also nice though is crowed during lunch

    Cons

    Pala alto housing is extremely expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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