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"Great Company to work in... if in the right group"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Continues to be at the bleeding edge in some technology areas
You work with smart people if you get into the right team

Cons

Upper Management is still learning how to keep things under control.
Most of the original people have left, and the ones remaining behind have a bad attitude.

Advice to Management

Make hard decisions, and stick to them. Make people accountable and responsible for their mistakes.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A good place to start your career..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Knowledgeable people
    -Good product set
    -Financial performance has been good up to now
    -Good benefits and pay

    Cons

    -About to get first hand knowledge of a competitive market
    -Sales model is changing. Not sure if senior leadership has the skill set to foster the change
    -It's all about the numbers

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to your people in the field. That's where the customer is spending most of their time
    -Look inside for some of your brightest talent.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "great opportunities if you can pivot quickly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    still some smart people, great products and a phenomenal strategy. There's still cowboys who are getting stuff done, you just have to look hard to find them.

    Cons

    way too many overlapping projects and products, no one willing to make the hard decision to stamp out the overlaps. The consensus driven culture lives on but with so many people and decisions to be made, it can be paralyzing.

    Advice to Management

    Make some hard choices but be transparent about why you're making them.

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