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Challenging, dynamic, rewarding!

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Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at VMware full-time for less than a year

Pros

great salary, benefits and challenging work

Cons

Bad bring up procedure! Not enough trainings

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great place to work as an engineer, but needs to keep focus.

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer

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

    Pros

    VMware has a lot of really smart people, and when I was there was willing to take a number of risks to break into new areas.

    They are very good about helping employees grow, and having many opportunities. Every year, they had a great internal conference called Radio, where any employee could submit papers on ideas or things they were working on. Then, a huge portion of the engineers at the company would get together for a conference where the best papers were presented and Sr. Management would talk a bit about strategy and what our customers were looking for.

    I've never been at a company that had an internal innovation conference as great as Radio. Really made me feel that VMware was willing to invest in their engineers and investing in staying cutting edge.

    Cons

    The main "CONs" I saw were that several of the divisions that were not the core products had problems creating a cohesive product portfolio. You can see it by looking at the large number of products VMware has.

    There was a bunch of effort to change that when I was there and create better suites of products, but I felt there was a lot of good work that was not getting as much leverage as it could because Team A and Team B weren't thinking about their work as being part of the same cohesive story.

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    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very fast moving, lot of opportunities to move between teams, good commuter benefits and great brand recognition

    Cons

    Many layers of management within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand the need to bring in outside talent, but try to not introduce needless layers in management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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