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"Fabulous. My longest stint @ a company yet."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at VMware full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Awesome campus. Nimble. Engaging workforce.

Cons

Some politics as in any place. Currently lacks direction.

Advice to Management

Quantity doesn't matter , quality does. Dont promote people just because they are there.Treat ethics complaint seriously. No smoke without fire.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. "Politics and self-interest may trump the best technology in the industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great, great technology and pure intellectual horsepower of the senior technical team is incredible. Compensation and work environment is tremendous. Commitment to the community is strong.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is weak and not focused. VMware could attract and hire the world's best at any position, but largely relies on a tired system of "putting the old band together". The company is not a meritocracy at on the business side. The company pays lip service to culture and courageous conversations, but is weak from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    The BOD should require the senior leadership team to own shares in the Company. The employees watch the senior executives (the co-Presidents in particular: Eschenbach and Nielsen) just vest and sell while chanting "believe"


  2. "Great technology, lots of potential, big company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great technology that is used everywhere. Company has lots of potential and their are many market growth opportunities. Growth opportunities within the company too.

    Cons

    Becoming a big company. Rewards depend on the team you work with. Fast growth has led to some waste. Growing fast means processes and standards have fallen behind and there's still some chaos.

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