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Great potential. Trips on execution.

R&D Manager (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

ProsSuper smart people, world-changing technology, employees get a lot of freedom. Leadership is visionary. VMware has a bright future.

ConsGrowing pains. Processes are not mature and do not scale.
Decision making is not clear - lots of meetings, running around in circles.
Not a clear growth path. Not a lot of salary increases.

Advice to Senior ManagementChanging product directions several times in the process ends up with a bad quality, late product and burned out people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Great company, tons of potential, but management needs tweaking.

    Senior QA Engineer (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at VMware


    Pros: Interesting technologies to work with Industry leadership - cutting edge Smart engineers Flexible work schedule Good options… Cons: Highly political, bureaucratic organization separated into fiefdoms Professional goals of the employee are usually ignored Top-down management - i.e. big picture is often hidden from view,… Advice to Senior Management: Encourage a culture of cooperation, knowledge sharing, shared responsibility (i.e. team a's success relies on your team b being successful, etc. so they will work… More
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    VMWare needs strength in IT execution

    Director (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at VMware


    Pros: Some very good people, good environment. Cons: No sense of Project Leadership and accountability. It's everyone or no one. All "leadership" at every project meeting. Project moves forward in… Advice to Senior Management: Keep reforming IT into something work-able. We need to execute and give business value quickly. Recognize when you need to bring in expertise.… More
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