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Great Company, great prospects, eng execution is a problem

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Group Product Manager
Current Employee - Group Product Manager

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

Pros

tons of smart people, amazing customers, excellent position for growth, to a large extent a merit-oriented corporate culture

Cons

Sometimes length of service at the company trumps reason;
HR org seems confusing - payroll and comp review stretches out longer and longer each year - towards 6 months after the review period.
High level eng talent attrition has not been replaced with similar talent.
Too much "not invented here" among eng org.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

fix the review and comp adjustment process;
recruit the best engineers in the industry;

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized and depressing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VMware full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, above average salary, still a respected name on the market.

    Cons

    Company is completely disorganized and only responds to crisis and then responds poorly at that. The crisis is usually of their own making. The Professional Services organization is mismanaged from top to bottom with no ability to enforce project scope or properly set customer expectations. Company has grown by acquisition and the overwhelming majority of the acquired products were just rebranded with little to no innovation or improvement. Product gaps galore and a sell-first mentality made this one of the most depressing jobs I ever had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you buy a company, analyze what you actually purchased instead of pushing it out the door ASAP. Stop the marketing hype which is drowning out everything else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Exciting and challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Constantly learning as VMware creates new solutions. Rewards high achievers.

    Cons

    Executives need to be more regularly sharing progress against the new vision, including quarterly milestones so the entire team stays engaged and believing in the evolution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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