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"pampered"

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  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Intern in Cambridge, MA
Current Intern - Intern in Cambridge, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at VMware as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

the company really pampers you: free housing, free bus pass, lots of socials, and an entire intern program team to ensure your internship is going smoothly. you get a dedicated mentor who is very competent in their field, so you can learn a lot from the job as well.

Cons

make sure you have your ssn before working. you literally need the receipt before you start or they will defer your start date. this may mean arriving up to ten business days before your start date, which is quite atypical for internships.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Lots of cliques and infighting. All the liabilities of a start up and an established company."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Support Services in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Global Support Services in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours
    average pay
    average benefits
    some ability to move between groups - assuming you can network the move ahead of time
    still looks good on a resume

    Cons

    vision is gone
    penny pinching has set in
    one hour of discussions required per minute of actual work accomplished
    rules by Excel spreadsheets that govern each fiefdom
    no reward for loyalty - the longer you stay the more likely you'll wind up on the purge list
    no training unless its on your own time

    Advice to Management

    Try to stick with a plan longer than it took to come up with it.
    Leading the industry only works as long as the industry actually follows.
    Try taking a survey after an "all hands" meeting and see how many attendees actually understood what you were trying to convey.


  2. "Smart people"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Encourage innovation
    - Healthy work environment

    Cons

    - Messed up release management
    - Failing to cope with size of company

    Advice to Management

    Get the release story right

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