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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)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Fast paced environment. You'll never be bored.

Cons

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

Advice to Management

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.

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    Smart folks, confused direction

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    • Culture & Values
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    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Smart people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Encourage innovation
    - Healthy work environment

    Cons

    - Messed up release management
    - Failing to cope with size of company

    Advice to Management

    Get the release story right


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