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Helpful (1)

Your experience will vary widely based on your manager

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant
Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Decent pay and benefits, company tech is ahead of the game

Cons

Management can be short-sighted, politically driven, and generally frustrating to deal with. Management by shiny object is often true.

Advice to Management

Read a few popular business books and actually apply the learnings. Don't kid yourself into thinking employees don't see through your games.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Dynamic company but struggles with identity and growth.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Strategist in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Business Strategist in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Good Enverionment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    There is some question about the future of some products


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