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What a ride

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Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

I have been working at VMware full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Unreal technology, all about the technology and its advancement. Great investment in R&D.

Cons

Sales people are treated like the necessary evil

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep on investing in R&D and the rest will follow.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A great opportunity if you are self-motivated and organized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    That Huge Start Up

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer

    I have been working at VMware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people, lovely campus, decent bennies, competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Too much process, or not enough process, unrealistic expectations for delivery, sometimes not good work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up. Be transparent. Make more rational decisions and keep an open dialogue with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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