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

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA
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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..."

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    • 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 (3)

    "Disappointed with lack of interactions within the team"

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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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intelligent people - staff engineers are pretty awesome, good compensation (for interns), good pantry.

    Cons

    The nature of work varies from team to team - could be really interesting, could be really boring, no interaction with mentor/manager (personal experience - YMMV), no emphesis on KT. The company is growing at exponential rate and losing small company nature at the same rate. So your experience really vary from team to team.

    Advice to Management

    I guess I wasn't there long enough to give any advice but if you compare the company to Google/Facebook/Apple and expect to attract talent, you should match the compensation and benefits. Specially when you spoil the interns by paying them so much.

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