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Great place to work if you are young and just got out of college.

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Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at VMware

Pros

VMware's products is what sets them apart from competition. Their engineering team has done a tremendous job of continuing to innovate and collaborating with other tech companies. People are friendly.

Cons

Too many layer of management. Not enough recognition within the department. A lot of jobs are moving to lower cost location which is causing a lot of inefficiencies and not really saving money. Lots of cronism happening when new management arrives and replaces the entire team.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees. Give them opportunity to make their own decisions. At the same time, treat them with respect.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful

    How did they manage to screw this up?

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Sales in Austin, TX

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    The center of the IT world, we are the tip of the spear.

    Cons

    Very little, if any, paid hands-on product training for the sales team. Most of it is flash content delivered in a browser, and you are required to watch it on your own time. Management has made the poor decision to - for the most part - turn a successful channel driven business into a direct sales model like Dell, but w/out the resources to do so successfully, mostly becuase they are becoming heavily laden w/ex dell micro management. Upper level management seems disconnected from reality when it comes to SMB, insisting that sales needs to pitch a "your cloud" message to customers that dont yet fully undstand the basics of consolidation, and the manement procuts are priced more for enterprise customers than for SMB.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ESX hyper-visor is still so far ahead of it's competitors that they seem not to understand that most of the changes they are driving dont negatively impact the run-rate business.. and they continue to celebrate trying anything BUT focusing on consolidation. In short, no matter how incompetent mid-level management is, customers still see value in a VMware virtual infrastructure and management basks in glory, thinking their changes are the reason for success. VMware also needs to enforce it's patents for live migration (not too mention others) to hold off competitors in blatant infringement of VMware's core technology patents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. nice place to work

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

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    industry leader. good campus, very smart people

    Cons

    middle management may or may not be good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do better

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