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Nice benefits, but too much bureaucracy

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at VMware full-time

Pros

The main campus is wonderful with great facilities and lots of perks. There are great employee benefits including a nice 401K match and also "matching gifts" for charity. Many organized functions and events for employee participation.

Cons

The growing size has made the atmosphere is very political. There is too much middle management that are not good managers. Valuable contributors are getting overlookedThere is excessive bureaucracy that hinders productivity.

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Need to keep focused on customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction.

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    Amazing growth opportunity if you pick the right team

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Experience on the ground floor shipping code and working with mature teams.
    Growth opportunity - VMware has many code bases and moving parts and you may get to touch them all
    Great compensation and benefits around the world
    Great flexibility with telecommuting and moving away from an R&D office
    Good internal infrastructure that promotes efficient development.

    Cons

    Extremely rapid growth and loss of corporate culture
    Acquisitions do not integrate and "join the family" even when code and tools can be shared. It's painful to see the wheel always get reinvented.
    Depending on your team, growth opportunities may be muted. You may be expected to keep your head down and toe the line. A good manager is key.
    Endless construction and few eco-friendly transit options (e.g. shuttles.)

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    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant  in  Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Phila, PA

    I have been working at VMware full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    GREAT Benefits, It seems that every time I turn around, they improve benefits and add something else. Flexible work schedule, and working from home is great.

    Cons

    Work load is heavy. Communication is often lacking. But they are working on communication improvements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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