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A good company to work at the beginning of a career

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

I have been working at VMware full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Some extremely talented and hard-working people, you can learn a lot from them. Very nice work and life balance - unlimited vacation. Opportunities to explore different aspects of the company products and cutting edge technologies. Good total compensation package - may not be as good as other big names but still very good. Office is on the beautiful hill of Palo Alto. Much better commute experience through 280 over 101.

Cons

Career growth is questionable given such a large company. Some middle managers coming from other big companies tend to hire people they knew from their past companies.

Advice to Management

Find some exceptional and visionary middle managers. They can make correct move of the products as well as promote good work of the employees.

VMware Response

Jul 9, 2014 – Social Community Manager, Employment Brand

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about working at VMware. It’s great to hear that you’re enjoying several of our workplace perks such as flexible vacation time and working on cutting-edge ... More

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  1. Great company with great perks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at VMware full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great snacks, access to lots of great training material, lots of smart people, depending on which team you end up in the day to day work may be really challenging in a good way.

    Cons

    Poor on-boarding process, pay was not competitive, management was not interested in personnel development nor was helpful at the time, going beyond and above did not translate into recognition nor reward.


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    Fantastic company with vision and great technology.

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

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture of giving back to the community. Top executives are smart and there is lots of opportunity for company growth.

    Cons

    Lack of process--operates like a start up. Lack of a presence solution makes collaboration a challenge--heavy email culture, death by power point and unnecessary conference calls. Work load is insane, resulting in churn and burn.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage mid managers to mentor and develop employees and be true to the culture and values.


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