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Great experience and environment

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Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Recruiter in Austin, TX

I have been working at VMware as a contractor for more than 3 years

Pros

Working at a leading technology company that is always innovating is a great motivator. Being an R&D Engineering recruiter allows me to see multiple different product teams across our business units and continually work on challenging positions. I get to compare our compensation information to other top tech firms in the Bay are know we are competitive. Culture is a big part of this and VMware's culture is EPICC (Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customers, Community) and from my experience the willingness to help others is a common trait. I have not run into many folks with over inflated egos. Work environment is good and we frequently have happy hour events where people from different teams get together.

Cons

I have been here for over 3 years now and there are little cons to discuss. We have challenges in many different areas like any company whether large, medium, or small. I can only speak to my experience though.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Highly Politicized Environment but good benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Good Salary
    ESPP and Stock option grants
    Fully stocked kitchen
    Really nice gym and campus

    Cons

    Very, very political environment. Everybody fights for dominance and plays mind games with employees and contractors. The only way to survive is to find a "Godfather" who will protect and nurture you.
    Best survival strategy is to say "yes" to everybody with little bit of power and "no" to everybody else.
    HR uses performance reviews and ratings as a weapon to use against you when the opportunity strikes. If you align yourself with the right people, you don't need to worry about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late to improve the culture. Best thing will be to look at the results and not "like-ability" of you mid to senior level management.
    Shut down failing businesses and fire those who consistently miss their targets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Some great people, but mostly disorganized and poorly executed politicking

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VMware as a contractor

    Pros

    There are some great people working for VMware, who want to do a good job

    Cons

    Excessive churn, confusion, rework, and disagreement on every Marketing project burns workers out. There are many toxic individuals who don't actually understand their job, and who make life miserable for those who work underneath them or must partner with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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