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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Stay for stability, Leave for promotions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great individual silo'ed efforts - no imbedded culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - vSphere Customer base
    - Paul Maritz is a visionary
    - Stock price

    Cons

    - Customer Operations and Finance is without leadership and experience - although VMW is a products company with great engineering - business operations execution and financial management is extremely weak
    - Lack of teamwork and corporate culture

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the Office of the President and hire an experienced leader to motivate the troops - both engineering and sales.


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