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Good Company

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

Pros

Stable, Campus is good, Talent People,

Cons

Bureaucracy, no clear responsibility, too many managers and directors

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Execution efficiency is terrible

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stuck in the middle between EMC and the former VMware

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Great track record of success. First to virtualization market. Great groups of people.
    Nice amenities. Work from home and flexible scheduling. Strong education development program.

    Cons

    New executive management appears to be taking their lead from EMC. Not really in the best interest of VMware. Lots of crony groups that protect each other in middle management to the detriment of others. Incredibly slow to make hiring decisions. Annual review process is so late it is done after the fact and very clunky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to lead, begin with a little humility. Arrogance in the market, alienation of former formidable partners and trimming a loyal workforce with plans to hire the same number back is not ways to influence friends. The honeymoon is over and investors are not buying the hype. Be straight, be fair and treat others like you would like to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    VMware Veteran - Worked in trenches all over the stack

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    technology, people, campus, recognition, customer base, install base, industry standard

    Cons

    Getting work done is difficult. Too many levels of management, rigid releases, mid-life crisis culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more like Netflix and Amazon if this company is to survive next phase in its lifecycle.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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