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Growing to Death

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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.

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  1. Great work life balance

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance, competitive compensation

    Cons

    ability to advance is difficult, frequent re-orgs

    Advice to Management

    hire from within.

  2. 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.

    Advice to Management

    Need to keep focused on customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction.

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