VMware - Great place to work with innovative technology, not a lot of career advancement. | Glassdoor
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"Great place to work with innovative technology, not a lot of career advancement."

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Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Technology is rock solid and engineering cranks out innovation.

Cons

Not a lot of career advancement, need to shed managers from old VMware days.

Advice to Management

Time to change!

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Pretty Good so far..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good salary and benefits, campus
    - pretty interesting work trying to bring something unique to the marketplace
    - recent reorg finally brought much needed focus and clarity on what the company wants to be

    Cons

    - some bad decisions leading to massive wasted engineering efforts
    - no uniform process followed across teams
    - slowly losing some of its shine
    - politics

    Advice to Management

    Customer focus is what made vmware great. Off late, some of the decisions are not totally aligned with customer needs leading to wasted efforts. Please bring laser like customer focus to all the project decisions.


  2. "Love the company, but it is quickly changing, 7 managers in 3 yrs and new priorities daily."

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting technology and customers are big fans

    Cons

    trying to reinvent themselves as something other than a virtualization company

    Advice to Management

    Stick to core competencies and build on w/ adjacencies versus things like slide rocket, zimbra, etc


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