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"A bit disorganized"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great job with lot of options for a long-term career here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great corporate culture in the organization

    Cons

    Work life balance exists, you just have to find it between meetings

    Advice to Management

    Hiring from within is the key to continued success


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Great minds to work with
    2. Great pay
    3. Best work place of year 2012
    4. great culture

    Cons

    its in the hills of palo alto

    Advice to Management

    keep up good job

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