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"Great technology but ..."

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Former Employee - Senior Director in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Senior Director in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at VMware full-time

Pros

VMware has great technology and they have very strong and competent engineers.

Cons

Lack of documentation - you have to find the right person with the information in their head to understand product/technology internals. They also have a very siloed set of engineering teams (which they are trying to fix). There is a general lack of integration across their product lines (also trying to fix) and the organization can be very political. They also have way to many VP's who are really only operating at the level of project manager.

Advice to Management

Find ways to integrate engineering teams across the organization and remove political agendas. Stress the importance of documenting internals so that new staff can get up to speed more rapidly.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Company has grown fast and infrastructure needs to catch up. Lots of smart people."

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    VMware is full of nice, smart people. The average age is not too young, which means people give importance to having a balanced life. The VMware Foundation shows that the company cares about more than just making money. Employees are given five days per year to use volunteering at non-profit organizations.

    Cons

    Company has grown fast and IT processes are sometimes medieval. Sometimes, things get done only by working around the established processes.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in IT. It's ridiculous that a company this size has to postpone simple fixes to systems used manage Channel Programs, Customer Support, and other key functions.


  2. "Is a large company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Emphasizes engineering driven development and new ideas were often innovative in the past. Good modern facility in Palo Alto

    Cons

    Large size adds lots of process and may stifle innovation. Is focused on core areas now, so wide range of possibilities explored in the past are available less. Engineering and marketing can collaborate better than they do. Has hired many people recently from other large companies and they brought their own habits and practices, and VMware lost a bit of its own culture.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more autonomy for innovation

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