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Managerial overhead

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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 (more than an year)

Pros

None really. Campus looks good is perhaps the only PRO

Cons

Too many managers especially in CPD Palo Alto. Some managers have 2 or 3 employees. Consider CPD view team that has had historically few employees per manager. Same is also true for vCloud team. Some managers have absolutely no technical skill.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consolidate the managers who have too few employees. Also CPD is really not core team and they dont produce much. Eliminate customer support in Palo Alto as it does not have much ROI.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    All necessary graphics software stack is here

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It provides the most complete software stack of graphics to work on.

    Cons

    Sometimes the technique we use lag behind the most up-to-date industrial technique.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

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

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    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
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