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Good place to work, come and help to reinvent the company

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

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

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

Pros

Good benefits, good campus with nice gym, well stocked break rooms and overall if your new that is okay.

Cons

The company execs are very conceded and think they work for a 50B a year company not a 50M.

Advice to Management

Remember we're not a 50B a company, we need to remember that.

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    Growing to Death

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable amount of autonomy, Good salary and work environment, Some very smart co-workers (and some not so smart).

    Cons

    While I was there there was an immense hiring boom and money was thrown around recklessly. Unfortunately, part of them fixing this problem was laying off 900 people. I didn't get the feeling that the upper management did what it took to get strategy messages to the people doing the work. All the managing that was done was bottom to top.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the lower-level employees who actually do the work.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Early growth opportunity stalled by new management

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Beautiful campus with an amazing workout facility
    -Early opportunities to grow
    -Salaries are very competitive

    Cons

    -Questionable management
    -Too many management layers with little strategy and direction (especially with career growth)
    -Very little trust in employees, management seems more concerned about politics and less about leading a team.
    -Bosses, not leaders

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting as a boss and start acting as a leader. We understand you brought in old colleagues, but they may not be the best and brightest employees. Start to innovate, think outside the box and don't be afraid of failure.

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