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Company is growing up operationally

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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 an year)

Pros

Good salary, good opps for new positions, strong position in its market place, generally a high level of competence and energy among coworkers. That is, better players make you want to play a better game.

Cons

Palo Alto campus construction is a disasater - campus teams are separated - although this should play out. Offices are over crowded. Quirky infrastructure is leftover from the bizarre (Zimbra, SlideRocket, etc) acquisition run. Oddly the company lives in a 1990s conference call mentality, many people consider webex hard to use.

Unlimited vacation is financial BS that looks good for the CFO and Wall Street, but removes a key benefit. We used to accrue something, now the questions are "didn't you just take a vacation last quarter"

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Dramatically increase global employee behaviour (there are many smart people in locales other than Palo Alto). Push use of online collaboration (make webex, or similar, the default meeting). Make the network easier to access - using VPN from inside campus buildings causes people to not engage - put up a wall between my neighbor and I stop climbing the ladder to look over.

Bring more energy to company meetings. They are dull as dirt. College interns get more focus than future direction.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Don't work here

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at VMware full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They pay higher then market rate.

    Cons

    The reason they pay higher then market rate, is because this is not a good place to work.

    The amount of politics at this job is outrageous. It is at least 3 times worst then anything you have ever experienced at previous jobs.

    Management does not support their teams, and will throw any team member under the bus if that is what it takes for the manager to not lose respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in professional managers and train them in the art respecting coworkers and working as a team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work on system

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    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)

    Pros

    A lot of fun in work. People are very nice and willing to help each other.

    Cons

    Too big to make a great influence.

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