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"more VPs than a bank"

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Current Employee - Group Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Group Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

- great people, the smart ones are still here
- the vision is amazing, very few can make it as far as we have and even fewer have the focus we do on completing that vision

Cons

at the lower ranks, it's not clear the right people are getting promoted. With more and more people, it's just harder to get stuff done. More political boundaries and fewer end to end accountability.

Advice to Management

There was a time when getting stuff done was what we held people accountable to. Now it's about "smart thinking" but the actual execution is almost an after-thought. Time to hold everyone (including GMs and VPs) accountable instead to the goals they set out to do.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. "So far so good..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Fast 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 Management

    Haven'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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Stay for stability, Leave for promotions"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Company making money through cash cow virtualization platform
    - Stock has been growing
    - Company riding cloud wave, vision set by CEO
    - Several new products are being introduced

    Cons

    - Poor quality of management
    - Nepotism (VPs/GMs hire their own friends)
    - Good people are leaving as they are being overlooked

    Advice to Management

    - Promote good management talent from within
    - Hire new talent from top companies and schools
    - Please discourage nepotism

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