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VMware, the 800lb virtualization gorilla.

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Current Employee - Staff Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Staff Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

Pros

Good company to work for. Bright people, cutting edge technology and products. Very good partner ecosystems with systems, services and networking partners.

Cons

Challenges with virtualization, cloud competitors and emerging open source projects . Company re-focusing and shedding none core product assets.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clear communications and guidance. Simplify product suites.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. Great experience as an MBA Intern

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    Current Intern - MBA Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Intern - MBA Intern in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Extremely smart people with impressive backgrounds throughout the company. People are willing to help and talk about their own experiences if you're proactive to schedule some time with them. I only have Finance perspective, but I never got the feeling that you would be "tied down" to a specific group or team, and rotations to other groups were encouraged.

    Cons

    With so much recent growth, there isn't much standardization between groups and it felt like there is a lot of catch up work to meet the growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    the future is uncertain, try again

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

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

    Pros

    while not what it once was it is still an OK place to work. I don't hate coming to work, but I don't love it as I once did. I love the campus and the work is fun and exciting.

    Work life balance is still good.

    Cons

    Pat lacks the vision needed to drive the company forward. He may be good at focusing the companies efforts but what is he focusing them on? This company needs some one with both vision and the ability to focus our efforts. Who cars about focusing efforts if it is in the wrong direction. All of the people that made VMware grate have gone and now there is no one with any history or vision, its great to bring in new people but it was dumb to let all of the key people get away. The company is now run by people that have no clue.

    Ned to do better cross BU communication, cut out the kingdom building BS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Pat and make Carl Eschenbach CEO. Even though Carl is a sales guy I think he has a clue of What VMware needs. VMware is not Intel or EMC, we where in better hands with the oracle or microsoft crew at least they understood software.

    Promote people based on performance not based on cost. this is not high school stop this grading on a curve.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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