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Growing to Death

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  • Senior Management
  • 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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    work life balance, competitive compensation

    Cons

    ability to advance is difficult, frequent re-orgs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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