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Dynamic company but struggles with identity and growth.

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Current Employee - Senior Business Strategist in Tampa, FL
Current Employee - Senior Business Strategist in Tampa, FL

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

Pros

Great enthusiasm, strong culture, positive atmosphere. Strong appreciative client base. Tremendous growth opportunities in EMEA and Asia Pacific so the company still have tremendous upside.

Cons

Weak management, poor communication, political hierarchy tacking shape with ineffective. job defensive mindset beginning to invade Director and above psyche - reminiscent of Microsoft circa 1998-2002. Client base beginning to dig deeper in VMware value proposition, awareness of competitive offerings. Companies looking to ensure they don't become too "imbedded" and dependent on 1 particular vendor, and VMware suffering from that perception.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Establish an enterprise sales culture, to much focus on "the number" not how to effectively up skill the field resources to be able to achieve "the number". Far too many messages from corporate that confuse VMware's real strengths and direction. Messaging about Pivotal its relationship VMware & EMC weakens current VMware positioning. The 900 lay offs were a sign that the company cares more about Wall Street perception that its employees, and the manner on which it was executed and communicated was amateur.

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No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pretty Good so far...

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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

    - good salary and benefits, campus
    - pretty interesting work trying to bring something unique to the marketplace
    - recent reorg finally brought much needed focus and clarity on what the company wants to be

    Cons

    - some bad decisions leading to massive wasted engineering efforts
    - no uniform process followed across teams
    - slowly losing some of its shine
    - politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customer focus is what made vmware great. Off late, some of the decisions are not totally aligned with customer needs leading to wasted efforts. Please bring laser like customer focus to all the project decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    VMware is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    It is a great place to work. People are extremely smart and technical. Great pay masters. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    They hired a lot of people over the last 2-3 years and lot of politics has creeped into the system. I hope they change and fix it soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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