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Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Recruiter in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at VMware

Pros

The company is making adjustments to clean up a lot of the prior problems. For a recent IPO and shift in senior management team VMware is providing a great opportunity to work with not a lot of hand holding.

Cons

Gaining 15lbs in the first couple of months.

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Keep in touch with the employees.

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    Has become very top heavy -- 20% of the staff are doing 80% of the work. Little opportunity for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Disruptive technology
    Clear market leader
    Satisfied customers overall
    Some smart people still there

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement - lateral only
    Don't start at the bottom, you'll be buried
    Really bad IT systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire individual contributor Vice Presidents! They get lost, frustrated, and create more work for the rest of us.

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

    Great learning experience

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer II  in  Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer II in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Great training programs for new hires. Great learning experience working with the leading virtualization technologies and everything that is related - enterprise storage and networking environments and systems management.

    Cons

    Technical support engineers are now paid hourly rates and do not have any performance-related bonuses. The message from this change is clear - the company does not care about you, you are easily replaceable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the word games. Define realistic and measurable goals. Keep the excitement of a start-up, do not become a tech sweatshop.

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    Approves of CEO
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