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

I have been working at VMware full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

- Good place to learn
- Emphasis on giving back to society
- Good facilities and campus

Cons

-Frequent management changes or restructuring
-No real career planning for level
-Certain times no communication
-Work hard (but rewards don't go with the hard work)
- Benefits not to Industry standards for tenured employees
-Very slow promotion process, easier to get promoted by leaving. also very minimal pay increase year over year
- Groupism at Management layer

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Senior management not accessible much, only on certain occasions.
-the number one things I'm unhappy with is the lack of opportunity to try a different role or to move up in the company. growth is so hard to find here.
- Build an employee career plan that keeps existing employee close to the level of benefits they would receive if they just joined based on market condition and qualifications. if you won't do that, someone else will.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Outstanding

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    > Senior Management is top notch, sincere and accessible (pretty impressive for a multi billion dollar company)

    > Pay is competitive

    > Direct management is supportive and truly cares

    > I do not take their medical benefits, but they are amazing and cost effective

    > All "A" players, at least the ones I work with. Everyone is self-motivated and super intelligent

    Cons

    > Virtual office can be challenging for those who are not disciplined and motivated.

    > Due to rapid expansion, there are still some processes and structure that is being developed on the fly.

    > Not a con, but if you don't like change and dynamic atmosphere... don't apply here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! It is clear you care, and that is the most important aspect of motivating your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Working at VMware was fun and challenging

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    Former Employee - Security Sales  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Security Sales in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Values of the company
    Strong portfolio of security solutions to address customers security vulnerabilites
    Continuous training for products
    Great buisness culture
    Leader in the virualization market
    Great technical support
    Mature products
    Very competitive pricing

    Cons

    After VMware purchased our company they laid off 95 % of the workforce including me in sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management at VMware does a great job keeping employees in the communication loop

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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