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World Class Software Company and Innovator

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

I worked at VMware full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Simply one of the best software companies on the planet today. Great technology, great global customers and great global business partners.

Cons

Middle management personnel who make commitments to get performance and then do not come through on their commitments.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the great work ! the new strategies are necessary and working.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional, toxic, and delusional.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay
    Good benefits
    Nice gyms
    Nice cafeterias
    Looks good on your résumé

    Cons

    Don't be fooled by the pretty buildings and internal branding - I ignored the negative reviews while I was interviewing because I didn't think the HR department would be like that. I was wrong. There are some excellent employees with great ideas all over the company but they soon get the spirit ground out of them. And as the market dictates, it's the good employees who can - and do - leave. Decisions are overturned on a whim with the decision makers claiming no memory of making them (which is an indescribably confusing experience when you have the approval in writing or were present for it verbally. Because of this you are forced to defend yourself for literally doing your job. Communication is not just poor it's frowned upon, there is not an open door policy and you may not speak to whoever you need to. Bullies abound and it's the epitome of a toxic workplace. It's proudly claimed that VMware is a 15 year old start up but what that really means is there are leaders and employees left who haven't scaled to fit the reality of a 14,000 employee company, and thinking you don't need to scale is delusional. I'm very disappointed with this company, it could be a fantastic place to work but it chooses to ignore the elephant(s) in the room.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire external consultants to deal with the toxic employees throughout the organization. Your turnover numbers will decrease and productivity will increase.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good technology, poor upper managment

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer

    I worked at VMware full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good technology all round. Sales kick off is good.

    Cons

    Politics are rampant, the policies are enforced based on your relationships with upper management. Lies and more lies, it seems the higher you get in the organization, the more people become untruthful. Good luck getting a VMworld pass..lol, you need to either present, work in lab or be on the floor in a booth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of 2/3 of your management. It's funny that the supposed brain trust from Stanford and this is what you get - backstabbing employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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