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A good company

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at VMware full-time (more than an year)

Pros

A core product (vSphere) is solid

Cons

A lot of (unnecessary) management layer

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Virtually, anything is possible,

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of cool things to work on, from bit-fiddling in the hypervisor, to big data analysis and machine learning in the management software. Smart co-workers. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Enterprise software company, long product release cycles. Especially in the bottom layers of the stack, it's hard to turn things around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Some very talented, very nice people. All depends on the group you're in. Pleasant physical environment. Good pay, including bonuses.

    Cons

    If you're in one of the not-so-good groups, it is like living in a tribe of primitives from 10,000 B.C. Strong personalities set the direction. Whoever yells loudest, throws the most effective tantrum, or interrupts the most, that's who sets direction. Managers talk smack about other employees during your 1:1 (backstabbing anyone?). It feels like middle school with the people who suck up to the manager getting the promotions. Anyone who thinks for himself is shunned. Individual contributors are simultaneously told to "think for yourself" and "follow the conventions". Managers meddle in individual contributor work while ignoring their own managerial work. Performance reviews are late and without constructive input. No one knows why they got the bonus (or lack of) they got. Abuse of manager power can be epic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the data you collect in your employee surveys to get rid of the bad middle managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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