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Incredible technologies, brilliant people, and some growing pains

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Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA

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

Pros

ESX and and the tools to manage it and leverage it (vSphere, View, etc.) are still some of the most incredible pieces of software that I've had the pleasure of working on. Extremely complex and extremely fascinating.

The internal tools at VMware are well maintained and are a huge asset to employee productivity and testing (internal cloud, etc).

Thousands of very bright engineers.

The internship program is large and very interactive; there are lots of intern-only events, a few intern-manager/mentor events, coding competitions, etc.

Cons

Lots of bandaids on top of an aging code base, where a re-design would be appropriate.

Way too many features planned for any particular release, which stretches engineering (and testing) thin and leads to bugs too late in the development cycle.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Plan better, and stick to release milestones. Better to deliver a few solid features than dozens of not-quite-ready features.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Lots of action but not must strategy.

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment. You'll never be bored.

    Cons

    Chaotic. Lack of collaboration. Hard to do your best work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down to speed up. Be more thoughtful around direction in advance. Reward collaboration. Treat employees like people and not resources to be used up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to be in. Right time!

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Good brand value. Effective senior management

    Cons

    Need to provide some time to employees to improve their other tech skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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