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"Interesting technologies, some growing pains"

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Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Cambridge, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Lots if interesting projects, academically-oriented, if you are into that. The research conducted here is interesting and advanced.

Cons

The company is suffering from the rapid growth over the past several years. Development methodologies are fine, but the infrastructure is breaking down under the weight of the enormous complexities. Software development is becoming eclipsed by process and productivity is slipping. Starting to feel like Microsoft.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Managerial overhead"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None really. Campus looks good is perhaps the only PRO

    Cons

    Too many managers especially in CPD Palo Alto. Some managers have 2 or 3 employees. Consider CPD view team that has had historically few employees per manager. Same is also true for vCloud team. Some managers have absolutely no technical skill.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate the managers who have too few employees. Also CPD is really not core team and they dont produce much. Eliminate customer support in Palo Alto as it does not have much ROI.


  2. "It is a great technology company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people and technology are great

    Cons

    challenges in sales middle management in terms of realizing the market and direction

    Advice to Management

    Provide more communication and plans for personal and professional development.

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