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Systems Engineer

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at VMware full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Great people, great technology, Many new opportunities within the company. There are some very good things happening at VMware today!

Cons

Very high speed environment, poor work-life balance

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Positive Outlook
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    Overall; a rollercoaster ride but OK for now

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    - Challenging work and new business opportunities
    - Excellent opportunities to interact with customers, partners, field, etc.
    - Agile development
    - Strength of relationship with immediate manager is critical

    Cons

    - Lots of talk and attention to culture and values but not always followed thru with real effective change.
    - Revolving door of executive and business unit management
    - Product strategy and focus changed too frequently
    - Long development cycles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Go Fast

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    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    smart people
    nice campus
    broadening product line
    great vision
    smartly managed

    Cons

    learning how to sell more broadly
    don't become EMC
    not sure where Pivotal fits in
    very activity focused

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    build a stronger layer of middle management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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