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

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Is a large company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Provide more autonomy for innovation


  2. Not all glowing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great core products and loving customers

    Cons

    Political management Internally poor communication Some acquisitions and products just do not work

    Advice to Management

    Get it sorted


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