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Good employer

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at VMware

Pros

Great Technology, great teamwork, great events

Cons

Travel Policies, travel policies, travel policies!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take care for people low in the fruit chain

No opinion of CEO

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    Overall VMware is a great place to work for.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at VMware

    Pros

    The company is in a great place to grow exponentionally. The work environment is great, people are great, and everyone truly has passion to improve VMware.

    Cons

    The company is growing fast and the company is feeling the growing pains. The great close knit feel of the company is dying. New management is being hired from large companies like Cisco and Oracle and management is trying to push its big company burucratic processes on VMware employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe the company should start promoting from within and not necessarily look to hire high profile individuals from this large tech companies, else they are going to kill that great VMware vibe that has made the company successful.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Strong engineering staff, very flexible with work and life balance but fast grow has its consequences.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Deep technical engineering staff, still has small feel but nice to have the punch and $ of a big company. Very easy to get required resources for projects; servers, storage, etc. Very fair with compensation and one gets the feeling the core founders (Diane, Mendel, etc) really care about people working in a good and healthy environment.

    Cons

    The build system is horrendous, but is getting better though it still has a way to go. To elaborate more, from my experience this is something all fast growing companies face so it is not unique to VMware. It is a direct consequence of meteoric head count growth in the engineering staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax, take a breath, and stop stressing over the little things.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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