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Good overall

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

a lot of upside, great and talented people, fast-paced

Cons

heavy workload, high growth sometimes resulting mismatch in skills/positions

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. A great opportunity if you are self-motivated and organized

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

    I worked at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Meritocratic. Pretty good team-play ethos. Not a lot of interpersonal politics. Moving from one job to another inside the company is doable: it takes individual effort and diplomacy, but it's not taboo like at some companies I've worked for.

    Cons

    Increasing amount of inter-departmental politics. Infrastructure has a very startup feel to it, even though the company is more than 10 years old. The company recently changed from an industry-standard vacation accrual system to a system in which each employee has as much vacation as negotiated with their manager. This will actually be a "pro" for any employee with a good manager and who's put in a lot of effort into building a relationship with the manager.... but the change caused a lot of anxiety, and the implementation was perceived as not very transparent. One side effect of the change will probably be that employees who don't get along with their managers will be more likely to move on.

    Advice to Management

    The recent changes in C-level management have provoked anxiety, even though they're probably normal turnover for people who'd been in their jobs as long as they had. Try to reassure employees about this and to seem as transparent as possible.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Just another big corporation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company name still have value in the valley. Products are high-tech, innovative. Easy 9 to 5 work. Can get away by doing no work and just responding to emails all day. Beautiful office and facilities.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities. Pathetic middle managers who are technically inept, political and interested in advancing their own careers. Senior management doesn't seem interested in making any real improvements. Top talent has left already.

    Advice to Management

    They are beyond any advice. Busy milking the cash cow.


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