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"I my experience has been bitter sweet; I work with awesome people, but the culture is slowly dying."

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Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Broomfield, CO
Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Broomfield, CO
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- The people are by far the kindest and most competent people I have ever worked with.
- The training is awesome.
- Free snacks and meals.
- Tuition reimbursement.
- Looks good on a resume.

Cons

- The pay is not industry standard.
- The culture is dying and nobody that can do something about it will.
- The work load is immense.
- Staffing feels like we are always 20-30 people short.
- Management is starting to get "Micro Micromanagey"
- No career path.
- No set salary ranges. Someone with little/no skills can start work today as a TSE Level 1 and be making more than someone that has been there for 3-5 years and is a Level 3.

Advice to Management

Please, and I do mean this deeply, start paying our more seasoned, more skilled people to appropriate industry standards. I have seen too much talent walk out of the door for no good reason. And maybe you are training people and setting them free, but just realize that as the people leave...so will the culture...and so will the reasons many of us still stay and in the end you will be left with mediocre service and that's where you generate 55% of the companies revenue.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. "Best Intern program"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VMware as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I interned at VMware last summer and it was a great experience for me. I received tremendous guidance from my mentor and the whole team was ready to help at any time.

    Cons

    Don't really have any complaints there.


  2. "Good internship experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VMware as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They selected proposals a year before the internship starts to allocate intern head counts to the team. Great mentoring. PhD intern lecture series let you meet those principles every week.

    Cons

    Many PhD interns find others teams in VMware which his background fits more than his interning team.


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