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"Great place to land"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at VMware full-time (More than a year)

Pros

They take very good care of their people. They are building something remarkable and innovative. I love working with the people at VMware. Everyone is trying to do the right thing.

Cons

Processes for carrying out cross-functional projects aren't mature due to fast growth. Sometimes is much more difficult to get things completed than one would expect. Telecommute policy isn't very lenient.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Member of Technical Staff Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Intern - Member of Technical Staff Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, exposure to cutting edge technologies, you can explore as much as you can and expand your horizons

    Cons

    Sometimes the people around might be too rigid, but overall the team spirit is great


  2. "A bit disorganized"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VMware as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, loved my team, nice location, surrounded by trees, lunch on site, espresso machines

    Cons

    Schedule not communicated or well thought-out, somewhat reactive. A bit too much bureaucracy to get anything done in a reasonable amount of time. Also, VMware monitors web usage with a tool that slows down work. It requires you to log in to access sites it doesn't recognize, which is almost anything. It was faster to access information online (our product is web-based) over wi-fi than to use the network, so i would unplug the network to do general work and then have to plug in to print something. Pretty ridiculous, besides making people feel like they're kindergarteners needing supervision.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your network and get rid of the web usage monitoring system. Also, ensure teams have the same goals so they aren't working against each other. When temporary resources are pulled from engineering to work on a project, they aren't as committed as those permanently on the project, which makes it very hard (expensive) to accomplish anything.

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