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Mixed bag

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Technical Communicator in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Senior Technical Communicator in Cambridge, MA

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

Pros

Still some cutting edge tech.

Cons

Difficulty absorbing tech they've acquired.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    great company to work for, in the US

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at VMware full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of extremely bright individuals, many opportunities to make a real difference. It was actually the one company I was sad of leaving (which I did for completely external reasons).
    The pay is pretty good too (definitely above market), and performance is rewarded.

    Innovation is still in the company's DNA, even though the crazy growth diluted it significantly.

    Cons

    the company doesn't really know how to handle the myriad of small offices all around the world. Cooperation with headquarters is difficult, which leads to a lot of frustration.

    Also, the work is so interesting, that work/life balance actually requires active monitoring !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    in many cases, reducing the number of middle management layers would be far more efficient

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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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