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Growing to Death

Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at VMware full-time for more than 3 years

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

ConsWhile 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 Senior ManagementPay more attention to the lower-level employees who actually do the work.

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Challenging sales environment with questionable sales management tactics. Totall quarterly driven.

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at VMware full-time for more than a year


Pros: Competitive compensation with a sales driven culture Cons: Short term focused from a sales perspective Advice to Senior Management: Provide more job specific orientation and management that can assist… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Early growth opportunity stalled by new management

Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

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


Pros: -Beautiful campus with an amazing workout facility -Early opportunities to grow -Salaries… Cons: -Questionable management -Too many management layers with little strategy and direction (especially with career growth) -Very little trust… Advice to Senior Management: Stop acting as a boss and start acting as a leader. We understand you brought in old colleagues, but they… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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