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Started out as a great firm, slowly has lost sight of its culture

Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

I worked at VMware full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

VMware is a firm with Good benefits and they do pay very well for a software company. The technology is still very relevant and very much in demand

Cons

Challenging environment to work .. You need to be not only competent in your role but also be aware of the political landscape to get ahead..

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go back to your roots of people first

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Smart folks, confused direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Super smart people. Generally helpful, good work life balance, beautiful campus (Palo Alto). Despite the rapid growth, there is still a good degree of autonomy - you can find a way to make a difference, and do what you want to do. Plus they have pinball machines, and the sushi in the cafe is very good.

    Cons

    Rapid growth has lead to general confusion. Not sure they really know what the future holds for them, and how they're going to continue to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify - focus - you can't be all things to all people. The false starts across multiple areas (slide rocket for instance, application platform for example, etc) cause consternation and distress. You have a core product that leads, and you need to ensure that you continue to lead there - don't get too distracted.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    pampered

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Current Intern - Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at VMware as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    the company really pampers you: free housing, free bus pass, lots of socials, and an entire intern program team to ensure your internship is going smoothly. you get a dedicated mentor who is very competent in their field, so you can learn a lot from the job as well.

    Cons

    make sure you have your ssn before working. you literally need the receipt before you start or they will defer your start date. this may mean arriving up to ten business days before your start date, which is quite atypical for internships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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