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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.

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Positive 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 (less than an 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.

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

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    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at VMware full-time (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

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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