There are newer employer reviews for VMware

 

Member of Technical Staff

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 an 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

1361 Other Employee Reviews for VMware (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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

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

    Pros

    Very good pay and benefits
    There are still some very smart and nice people (but they are in decline)
    Nice campus and physical work environment

    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 moving the needle very much.
    Toxic politics and a fair amount of silo-ing and back-stabbing. Overall a very harsh engineering culture where different silos tear and grind at each other rather than unify and collaborate.
    Company pays lots of lip service to meritocracy and accountability, but what happen daily is just the opposite. Toxic and incompetent people are allowed to be around for years, wrecking havoc on the engineering organization.
    Product quality seems to be getting worse each year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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 so much in your own press and greatness, because you may be the emperor with no clothes. Surrounding ourselves with sycophants and you will not know what you're doing wrong until it's too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It is a great technology company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at VMware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    people and technology are great

    Cons

    challenges in sales middle management in terms of realizing the market and direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more communication and plans for personal and professional development.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for VMware

Work at VMware? Share Your Experiences

VMware

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.