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Great company to work for

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL

I have been working at VMware

Pros

Good people- very smary and hard working- type A (everyone)
Great products

Cons

Little room for career growth
Little to no pay increases in past 3 years comany wide (even with promotions)
Lack of systems needed to job easily

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in the more systems and more give annual pay increases

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    A Place to Avoid

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

    I worked at VMware

    Pros

    salary and benefits on par with industry. very knowledgeable and capable core employees (most might have already left as of now).

    Cons

    notorious in-crowd culture--either you're in, or you're out. rampant POLITICS throughout the company which seem to be driven mostly by middle management who prefers to place their employees in silos as a way to sever communication and collaborative efforts amongst teams. daily gossips and back-stabbing is not uncommon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior management has to grow some backbone and admit that they have a serious cultural work issue under the ladder that's deteriorating moral, teamwork, and overall productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Times have changed at VMware.

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

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    VMware still employs some of the best brains in the computer industry. Many have left over the last one year. Of the ones who remain, their company makes VMware a worthwhile place to stay back and learn.

    Cons

    Management has changed over the past two years. As a start-up and as a small company, VMware fostered an environment of growth, exchange of ideas and innovation. This, along with an able and technologically sound leadership, had driven VMware to grow from a small start-up to a technologically rich company.

    The current management has, over time, engendered an opaque management system, devoid of transparency and is "process oriented". This unfortunately is hindering engineering-driven technological innovation and growth and implementation of new ideas, which in the past, have propelled VMware to success. The current management is resting on the laurels of past success without giving due credit to past management systems and the culture of openness of thought between employees and management.

    Other points:

     * increasing politics in middle management
     * increasing "process oriented" management
     * no formal promotion and career growth policies
     * dwindling morale amongst employees
     * loss of faith in management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some time to learn of those who made VMware what it is today.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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