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Trying very hard to pull itself out of a steep decline.....prognosis still undecided

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

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

ProsExcellent campus and work amenities. Interaction within teams is very good and for the most part there is a lot of bright and talented individual contributors. VMware also does a lot for the community and in the spirit of Paul Maritz believes in "giving back more than you take". VMware is attempting to get back to a lean and mean state but it might be to little to late as the competition is becoming fierce in the Cloud and Software Defined Data Center arena. The current CEO was brought in to help right and repoint the ship, the outcome of that is still unfolding.

ConsOrganization is very siloed. Large organization mentality is setting in. Room for growth is non-existant, feedback from management is also zero. As an organization VMware has lost its agility as it has grown (almost to a debilitating point) and at the same time not reinvested in its systems and framework for a growing organization. This creates a poor environment to actually get anything done. Annual review process is very lengthy and cumbersome as the mgmt. has been working on reviews (and everything that goes with them) for 6 months.

Advice to Senior Managementtime to flatten the organization structure a little bit. empower remaining management and hold them accountable. Provide some incentive for veteran/long term employees to stay vs being recruited by everyone else trying to get in the cloud space

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome Place to Work

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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


Pros: The people are very easy to work with, the technology is cool.… Cons: Still a relatively young company so not everything is set in stone yet, if you like process… Advice to Senior Management: Remember your still growing our market. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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VMware is confusing, complex, and eroding

Staff Engineer (Former Employee)
New Brighton, MN

I worked at VMware full-time for more than a year


Pros: Big company perks. Pays well. Cons: If you are not a star working on the core product, you do not feel valued. Several groups internally are working on competing technologies.… Advice to Senior Management: Invest in process improvements, get lean. Middle management and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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