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Disappointing

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Pay, bonuses, raises. Physical environment.

Cons

Toxic culture. Backstabbing. Managers who haven't a clue how to manage. No leadership at the middle management level. They just gossip about each other and their employees. Too much power in a few hands. Over past 3 years it's gotten worse, the emperor is wearing no clothes but no one had a guts to stand up to the one or two "bullies" who call the shots and are driving products into the ditch.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your hair is on fire. You must improve morale, management, and quality or your company will collapse. Call in a consultant to tell you what it means to run a company. Retrain or fire middle management.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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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 for less than a 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

    P

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Thrilling at the beginning and disaster in the end

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in 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 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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