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"Investment needed on the business side. Engineering: keep up the good work."

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Current Employee - Marketing in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Marketing in Palo Alto, CA
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Pros

The best reasons to work at VMware is strong engineering culture, amazing products, and the chance to change the way computing happens. It really is amazing software.

Cons

There are some very broken processes and standard things that make you say "Really? How big is this company?" when you see them.

Advice to Management

Let's focus on bringing the business up to speed with the software. The technology is great, but if the market doesn't understand it, can't adopt it, and the business can't take it to market well, things will be rough. The world is littered with companies that had great technology that ultimately was beaten by "good enough" solutions that were easier to understand and deploy.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "VMware's getting there...slowly. Still has a ways to go."

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing products. Sharp engineers. Some sharp business folk, product marketing, product management, etc. Great location. Chance to really, really impact how computing is done in the future. VMware is the most important company you've never heard of, on its way to sitting at the table with Intel, Google, and Microsoft.

    Cons

    There's a lot of leftover dead wood from when the company was an acquired backwater. Diane Green kept around a lot of people who were in over their heads (in PR, in field marketing, etc.) and unfortunately, those folks ended up hiring a lot of other folks like them. They are still around. This is changing, slowly, with incompetents being tossed out under the new Maritz regime. However, it's the poor hires that impact company performance at this point, and who frustrate, and block stars from actually getting things done.

    Advice to Management

    Devolve power. Get out of the way. Focus on unwinding the mistakes that were made on the go-to-market org under Diane Greene. Make the marketing / business side of the house as strong as engineering talent, and this company will be unstoppable.


  2. "Vmware Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Denver, CO
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has innovative technology with a tenancity to win. Most everyone we meet wants to hear about the technology and how they can deploy it. It's fun to represent the company with it's amazing growth.

    Cons

    Tons of movement within the company means that it's difficult to know who is who since it's so dynamic.

    Advice to Management

    The support renewal process is broken and needs to be fixed. Easily 75% of the complaints I field are focused on renewals. With such a visible process it should be fixed.

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