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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

Pat Gelsinger

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    What a ride

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsUnreal technology, all about the technology and its advancement. Great investment in R&D.

    ConsSales people are treated like the necessary evil

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on investing in R&D and the rest will follow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Growing to Death

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsReasonable amount of autonomy, Good salary and work environment, Some very smart co-workers (and some not so smart).

    ConsWhile I was there there was an immense hiring boom and money was thrown around recklessly. Unfortunately, part of them fixing this problem was laying off 900 people. I didn't get the feeling that the upper management did what it took to get strategy messages to the people doing the work. All the managing that was done was bottom to top.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to the lower-level employees who actually do the work.

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    Started out as a great firm, slowly has lost sight of its culture

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsVMware is a firm with Good benefits and they do pay very well for a software company. The technology is still very relevant and very much in demand

    ConsChallenging environment to work .. You need to be not only competent in your role but also be aware of the political landscape to get ahead..

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to your roots of people first

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great while it was a little smaller (<6000 employees), too many personal agendas ruining culture.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsTremendous technological thought leadership, the VMware brand awareness and reputation is very good even with customers complaining about price. The core products are very solid in their capabilities. Many smart and passionate co-workers who really enjoy what they do. Executive management has done a great job of navigating the company into the cloud space.

    ConsNew company acquisition integration plans need to be developed, Sales and Consulting organization having difficulty in migrating to solutions sales with the wider portfolio of products. The corporate culture is in disarray with all the new blood especially as you move away from Palo Alto. The management layer is too heavy in the middle and outside of engineering teams, meritocracy is being replaced by yes men.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs the company has grown, there is too much middle management. This layer is often lacking leadership skills which is hurting morale. The recent departures of personnel, while expected with the vesting of the IPO options, has resulted in a good level of brain drain. Many of the wrong people are leaving due to stunted opportunities. Open dialog with the ability to challenge ideas is decreasing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    So far so good...

    Solutions Architect (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsCutting Edge Products
    Biggest Market Share - Virtulization/Cloud
    25000 Partners w97% of fortune 500 as customers
    Internal communication platforms are great for collaboration

    ConsFast paced environment with a very entrepreneurial feel, which is good and bad. Travel policy is a lot less lenient than the consulting firm I came from.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHaven't been here long enough to tell but it seems like upper management leaves the micro managing to you and they worry about the macro. They are very interested in your professional growth and will let you know when you've done a good job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Paul Maritz came into a firestorm and has done a good job of stabilizing the organization.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsVMware is a highly visible company with great technology. The datacenter movement towards dynamimc processing and a mobile workforce puts VMware in place to make tremendous strides in becoming a household name.

    ConsManagement is extremely unprepared and lacking knowledge about the product set. There is a lot of "handing off" where management is incompetent in handling customer requests and the workload falls on the staff. There is also a high level of paranoia within the walls of VMware. They monitor several websites for any employees posting their resumes. They are particularly preoccupied with Microsoft stealing customers with their new virtualization products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStep up and be more hands on with customers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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