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"Smart folks, confused direction"

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Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Super smart people. Generally helpful, good work life balance, beautiful campus (Palo Alto). Despite the rapid growth, there is still a good degree of autonomy - you can find a way to make a difference, and do what you want to do. Plus they have pinball machines, and the sushi in the cafe is very good.

Cons

Rapid growth has lead to general confusion. Not sure they really know what the future holds for them, and how they're going to continue to grow.

Advice to Management

Simplify - focus - you can't be all things to all people. The false starts across multiple areas (slide rocket for instance, application platform for example, etc) cause consternation and distress. You have a core product that leads, and you need to ensure that you continue to lead there - don't get too distracted.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. "Progressive company, great culture and opportunities!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Source Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Source Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is amazing. They want their employees to feel nurtured and appreciated. Look forward to a thorough training process and plenty of chance for internal growth. They stress community involvement and giving and support that mission. This company "walks the walk".

    Cons

    All of your friends will constantly harass you about getting them jobs!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reinforce the cultural atmosphere. It is what gets top talent to come to you!


  2. "Started out as a great firm, slowly has lost sight of its culture"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    VMware is a firm with Good benefits and they do pay very well for a software company. The technology is still very relevant and very much in demand

    Cons

    Challenging environment to work .. You need to be not only competent in your role but also be aware of the political landscape to get ahead..

    Advice to Management

    Go back to your roots of people first

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