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Great product, great people, great culture

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Industry leading product, lots of opportunity to do new projects, programs and try new things. Bonuses and stock options for top performers. Everyone here is an A player, high achiever.

Cons

Chaotic workload and processes. Difficult to get promoted from within as open spots typically filled from outside the company. Very competitive internally.

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  1. Fantastic place for a long term career

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All VMware offices around the world are similar: Spotless, efficient, and with heathy refreshments always available. The Management team in my department were fantastic. Expect to work hard and be rewarded and recognized for your accomplishments. While I was hired directly into VMware, I worked with a number of people coming in from acquisitions. Those coming onboard through the M&A process can expect a few process bumps, but you will be part of the VMware family on day one. Best path to success for anyone at this company is to be fluid and flexible - never a dull moment at VMware.

    Cons

    There aren't many. The few issues I ran into are common across all moderately sized companies going through rapid growth and M&A activities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Never settle for anything less than the best engineering talent. With so much M&A, give as much attention, focus, and love to better integration of the entire product stack.

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    What a shame

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    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible software solution that can and will transform the IT industry. And Palo Alto apparently. The culture in Austin is bad.

    Cons

    Micro-management at its finest. It is and will drive all talent to other options. The inside sales organization has been transformed from a demand generating business unit into nothing more than a call center. Austin management team is clueless and clearly in a self preservation mode to justify their existence. Sales is pulled in so many different directions even the best and smartest are failing. This no longer for true sales people. It may be a great job for people that enjoy spinning 100s of plates and herding 100s of cats...

    Advice to Management

    Hire middle management that have actually held a sales role. The ability to email spread sheets and metrics is not working

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