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Former Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at VMware full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Smart people, great technology, good compensation. Not everyone gets a change to work for a company that defines the technology and changes the landscapes.

Cons

getting in to big company rut. with big portfolio simple decisions are also getting arduous. Facing classic challenge of big companies to keep talent motivated and on the toes. But surely they will come at top.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Progressive company, great culture and opportunities!

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Source Representative  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Source Representative in Austin, TX

    I have been working at VMware full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The culture is amazing. They want their employees to feel nurtured and appreciated. Look forward to a thorough training process and plenty of chance for internal growth. They stress community involvement and giving and support that mission. This company "walks the walk".

    Cons

    All of your friends will constantly harass you about getting them jobs!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to reinforce the cultural atmosphere. It is what gets top talent to come to you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Lots of cliques and infighting. All the liabilities of a start up and an established company.

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    Current Employee - Global Support Services  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Global Support Services in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at VMware full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible hours
    average pay
    average benefits
    some ability to move between groups - assuming you can network the move ahead of time
    still looks good on a resume

    Cons

    vision is gone
    penny pinching has set in
    one hour of discussions required per minute of actual work accomplished
    rules by Excel spreadsheets that govern each fiefdom
    no reward for loyalty - the longer you stay the more likely you'll wind up on the purge list
    no training unless its on your own time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to stick with a plan longer than it took to come up with it.
    Leading the industry only works as long as the industry actually follows.
    Try taking a survey after an "all hands" meeting and see how many attendees actually understood what you were trying to convey.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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