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Thrilling at the beginning and disaster in the end

Senior QA Engineer (Former Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I worked at VMware full-time for more than 5 years

Pros- cutting edge technologies
- valuable experience
- great campus, cafe, beer bashes
- free food and drinks in the kitchen
- gym
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Cons- incompetent and corrupted QA higher management
- poor company culture
- hypocritical - promote professional growth, but wont allow to actually grow. Example, HR will send plans for employees to improve their skills like taking additional classes, but manager wont ever approve siting project timelines

Advice to Senior ManagementHire professional QA management
Start really care about employee professional growth
Build teams

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have been working at VMware full-time for less than a year


Pros: Great challenges, smart engineers, cutting edge technology company focused in… Cons: Slow paced company. Some teams does not have enough time to… Advice to Senior Management: Focus on training and mentoring of new hires. Try to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Very hard to get things done. Moving slower and slower each year. Declining product quality.

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Palo Alto, CA

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


Pros: Very good pay and benefits There are still some very smart and… Cons: Very heavyweight and dysfunctional release management process. Very slow moving. Takes enormous engineering effort each year to put out a vSphere product release, while not… Advice to Senior Management: Take a cold hard look at what you have (versus what you say) and decide whether that is what you actually want. Don't believe… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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