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Working at VMware Pune

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Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III  in  Pune (India)
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Pune (India)

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

Pros

Niche & futuristic work
Opportunities/events to share & collaborate across groups
Compensation as per contributions
Accessible hierarchy

Cons

Admin - cafeteria is badly managed
Facilities - Car Parking

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve on facilities.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Senior Counsel  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Counsel in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Growing tremendously, lots of great challenges, awesome colleagues and good management.

    Cons

    Overly busy around close of the Quarter and under-resourced at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Much to offer, but needs strength of leadership/stronger corp. culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Excellent products and a great following from users. Salary and benefits are exceptional here, as well as the nice perks if you work in a branch office with a stronger sense of camaraderie.

    Good opportunities for those coming from outside and great products. Typically has high growth and shares success w/employees. FSA w/ $250 match, 401k match up to $6k, charitable match up to $3k, free snacks at branch offices, fun get togethers in UT, Palo Alto and Austin offices.

    Cons

    VMware is a large, impersonal company that has much to offer, but needs strength of leadership and management to establish a better culture remotely and give more potential to build a career path for employees. There is little development of employees even though they have tried to recognize the need over the past year in small, ineffective ways. It is a cultural shift that will have to take place to make real change.

    Remote employees are usually very isolated. Unfortunately, the layoff of 900 individuals on 1/31/2013 was an enormous shock for those outside of corporate. Instead of transitioning employees or offering other roles first before laying people off, those let go were told that VMware would be reshaping roles and would have 1000 new jobs announced in early 2013 that these employees should apply for. It seems that if this had been less of a knee-jerk reaction and more of a well-thought out shift, they could've prevented job loss, kept higher morale and current employees would not be drowning with work due to less headcount and absorbing the jobs of others. Work/life balance is suffering now for remaining employees as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a sales force that is less smug with high-morale, increase channel focus, build a strong corporate culture for advancement, charity through the VMware Foundation where local teams come together and develop employees for leadership opportunities/advancement. Give outstanding employees a chance at promotion and give recognition where deserved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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