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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)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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.

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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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A very big organization and getting bigger by the day in terms of revenue, people, profits, campus size - you name it. I have been here almost five years, and in all fairness, executive management has handled it well as the company and its business has scaled. A lot of opportunities and interesting projects to work on as VMware takes the idea of virtualization to the entire data center. Some old timers are still around so one can be lucky in finding a great mentor. mid level, experienced (me) engineers add to the strength of execution, while younger new grads, interns bring in new ideas, energy and fun.

    Cons

    Going up the ladder can be challenging which depends on the kind of project you are working on. If you are involved in a project that has a significant business impact and you see it through, the odds are better for your team, business unit to grow and along with that comes your professional growth. The challenge is to find and getting involved in such a project/product development.

    Advice to Management

    At the end of the day its an engineering company. I am leaning towards an opinion that engineers are the one s driving this company. Lets hope it stays that way.


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    IT professionals: This is not the job you're looking for

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good medical/dental/vision benefits - Casual dress environment - Free snacks - Free weekly catered dinners - Outstanding 6-week on-boarding and training program - Other training made available from time to time

    Cons

    - Run like a call center: If you come from a customer service background, you'll fit right in - Unreasonable work volume - Completely numbers-driven, to the point that managers and TSEs frequently manipulate results to fit expectations - Enormous pressure put on TSEs. Management will hold your feet to the fire if you get too many negative surveys from customers - 3/4 of your customer surveys positive? Not good enough - too many months like this and you're likely to end up on a PIP, which is a pre-cursor to being fired - Inflexible, varying weekly schedules set by a computer application. If you are not "compliant", you must submit a "TPS report" style exception, or face disciplinary action - Ticket monkeys are rewarded for volume of cases closed instead of solutions provided to the customer

    Advice to Management

    - If you want to portray the illusion that this is a solutions center (not a call center), then start treating your employees like professionals instead of children - Pay your experienced employees accordingly - Do the job you are being paid to do and start forecasting and trending so you aren't caught off-guard so often with rising call volumes


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