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Great experience as an MBA Intern

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - MBA Intern in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - MBA Intern in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at VMware as an intern (less than an 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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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Declining Innovation and Increasing Turnover

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at VMware full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits & Compensation on par with area; Work/Life balance has continued to improve as company matures; Dedication to giving back to the community provides lots of opportunities for employee participation.

    Cons

    The company no longer has the leadership required to innovate and stay ahead of the market. No career path beyond the role you are hired for. Feels like it's on a path similar to Sun Microsystems post 2001.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    It's over...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at VMware full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good pay and excellent benefits
    - Free snacks and good quality food at cafeteria
    - Opportunities for career advancement - many senior people leaving.

    Cons

    This was once a company with great culture of innovation and cutting-edge technology. It has degenerated into a sad state, where mediocrity rules. New products are being developed based on old, obsolete technologies (hello Flash and ExtJS).
    Most of the talented engineers have already left. Some senior (and I mean "senior") engineers are still there - unable and unwilling to adopt evolving technology landscape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop deluding yourself - focus on Sales will not save the company. This is a pure technology company - engineering talent is what matters above all. No talent = no company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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