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Thrilling at the beginning and disaster in the end

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Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at VMware full-time (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 ManagementAdvice

Hire professional QA management
Start really care about employee professional growth
Build teams

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Member of Technical Staff

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Great challenges, smart engineers, cutting edge technology company focused in give more value to its customers in every release.

    Cons

    Slow paced company. Some teams does not have enough time to train/mentor new hires, that means you should be a good self-learner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on training and mentoring of new hires. Try to make this company more agile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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

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

    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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