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How an established company provides growth and sustainability

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Palo Alto, CA

Pros

VMware is a fantastic example of how an established company provides the employee, the partner, and the customer the tools and environment of growth and sustainability. No matter what position a person holds within VMware, respect is a the key element to the company fabric. The goals are understood, which translates into a platform of creativity and a sense of belonging. I couldn't wait to get up in the morning and get to work to be in this environment that VMware provided. I've never felt so productive and successful with any other company.

Cons

The only minus to the company is how hard it is to get promoted. I'm concerned that they maybe losing brain trust because deserved promotions are far and few.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Think long-term regarding budgets which will support long-term growth. I understand a software company needs to follow the fluctuations of hardware companies, but, don't let solid talent and brain trust exit because of short-term goals. These people really don't want to leave VMware.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great benefits, work-life balance and people but big company means less opportunities to advance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, great benefits and love the people I work with.

    Cons

    Big corporate feel means career advancement can be slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    End User Computing Product Marketing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    The technical people are sharp, the compensation is competitive, and HR tries hard to make it a fun place to work. Lunch is very good. Top-level executives seem in-tune with market needs and business requirements.

    Cons

    EUC marketing management is a disaster. There is a huge pressure for quantity of material, without much emphasis on quality. Very few opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the politics and focus on measuring the results of tactics and strategies. Hold managers accountable for their decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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