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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 for more than a year

Pros

work life balance, competitive compensation

Cons

ability to advance is difficult, frequent re-orgs

Advice to ManagementAdvice

hire from within.

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No opinion of CEO

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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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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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