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Inside Sales

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at VMware full-time

Pros

Coworkers are great, fun crowd, lots of camaraderie. Office cafeteria has lots of snacks, drinks, etc...as well as breakfast tacos Fridays and beer/wings in the afternoon.

Cons

Excessive micro-management with regard to Sales. No stress on product knowledge, nor any care toward actual productivity, but rather the appearance of productivity. Contests and incentives drive the floor and hinder any account management, as the push is to accrue "tally-marks" to win money, instead of discover, qualify, and develop legitimate sales opportunities.
Unrealistic quotas for the territories-- which directly affects income. Management shrugged off the issue with a half-hearted apology. For territories that suffered from last year's hurricanes- no exceptions or acknowledgements were made regarding earning abilities/quota adjustments.
Too much emphasis on floor ranking (also heavily weighted on contests and call statistics), it's a determining factor in career advancement and firing/layoffs. Some people appear to have been set up for promotion instead of earning it. Days are spent being monitored, judged, tallied, and ranked.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow reps to use some of their individual skills/talents to manage accounts and drive new business. Provide effective training and time toward learning the products being sold.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Company has grown fast and infrastructure needs to catch up. Lots of smart people.

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at VMware full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    VMware is full of nice, smart people. The average age is not too young, which means people give importance to having a balanced life. The VMware Foundation shows that the company cares about more than just making money. Employees are given five days per year to use volunteering at non-profit organizations.

    Cons

    Company has grown fast and IT processes are sometimes medieval. Sometimes, things get done only by working around the established processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in IT. It's ridiculous that a company this size has to postpone simple fixes to systems used manage Channel Programs, Customer Support, and other key functions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Is a large company

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

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

    Pros

    Emphasizes engineering driven development and new ideas were often innovative in the past. Good modern facility in Palo Alto

    Cons

    Large size adds lots of process and may stifle innovation. Is focused on core areas now, so wide range of possibilities explored in the past are available less. Engineering and marketing can collaborate better than they do. Has hired many people recently from other large companies and they brought their own habits and practices, and VMware lost a bit of its own culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more autonomy for innovation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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