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Great technology but ...

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Former Employee - Senior Director in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Senior Director in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at VMware full-time

Pros

VMware has great technology and they have very strong and competent engineers.

Cons

Lack of documentation - you have to find the right person with the information in their head to understand product/technology internals. They also have a very siloed set of engineering teams (which they are trying to fix). There is a general lack of integration across their product lines (also trying to fix) and the organization can be very political. They also have way to many VP's who are really only operating at the level of project manager.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find ways to integrate engineering teams across the organization and remove political agendas. Stress the importance of documenting internals so that new staff can get up to speed more rapidly.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Do not join CPD!

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer

    I worked at VMware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Few exceptional Engineers & Manager(s) (but rest are pathetic & selfish )
    -Exciting Technology & competition
    -Competitive Pay

    Cons

    -CPD BU Leader's main priority is to develop/promote Beijing Team leaving rest of the Teams (Paloalto, Bangalore, Sophia) to Hell!
    -No employee retention
    -Engineers are treated like Pigs (Extremely sorry to compare with Pigs) No value to personal life.
    -No work life balance, even after working during weekends, Managers expect engineers not take any comp off for the weekends spent on work.
    -Too much of Politics.
    -In-order to promote their level in hierarchy, Sr. Manager(s) hire another manager.
    -Managers can do anything to elevate their position. Best example-One of the engineer(Sr. MTS) who resignes the company after 1+yr of work in CPD as Lead, gets call back to CPD as Manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean all the slack, specially Managers and Directors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Group Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Group Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Group Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Great team, culture, vision. You can lead a lot

    Cons

    Hard work life balance, stress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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