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"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

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Could be great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great technology, good compensation. Not everyone gets a change to work for a company that defines the technology and changes the landscapes.

    Cons

    getting in to big company rut. with big portfolio simple decisions are also getting arduous. Facing classic challenge of big companies to keep talent motivated and on the toes. But surely they will come at top.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Trying very hard to pull itself out of a steep decline.....prognosis still undecided"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent campus and work amenities. Interaction within teams is very good and for the most part there is a lot of bright and talented individual contributors. VMware also does a lot for the community and in the spirit of Paul Maritz believes in "giving back more than you take". VMware is attempting to get back to a lean and mean state but it might be to little to late as the competition is becoming fierce in the Cloud and Software Defined Data Center arena. The current CEO was brought in to help right and repoint the ship, the outcome of that is still unfolding.

    Cons

    Organization is very siloed. Large organization mentality is setting in. Room for growth is non-existant, feedback from management is also zero. As an organization VMware has lost its agility as it has grown (almost to a debilitating point) and at the same time not reinvested in its systems and framework for a growing organization. This creates a poor environment to actually get anything done. Annual review process is very lengthy and cumbersome as the mgmt. has been working on reviews (and everything that goes with them) for 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    time to flatten the organization structure a little bit. empower remaining management and hold them accountable. Provide some incentive for veteran/long term employees to stay vs being recruited by everyone else trying to get in the cloud space

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