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"Incredible technologies, brilliant people, and some growing pains"

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Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

ESX and and the tools to manage it and leverage it (vSphere, View, etc.) are still some of the most incredible pieces of software that I've had the pleasure of working on. Extremely complex and extremely fascinating.

The internal tools at VMware are well maintained and are a huge asset to employee productivity and testing (internal cloud, etc).

Thousands of very bright engineers.

The internship program is large and very interactive; there are lots of intern-only events, a few intern-manager/mentor events, coding competitions, etc.

Cons

Lots of bandaids on top of an aging code base, where a re-design would be appropriate.

Way too many features planned for any particular release, which stretches engineering (and testing) thin and leads to bugs too late in the development cycle.

Advice to Management

Plan better, and stick to release milestones. Better to deliver a few solid features than dozens of not-quite-ready features.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. "Smart people"

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    • 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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    "No Life Balance and Very Weak Middle Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Great people in the field on license sales, services sales, and delivery teams. Higher than usual positive feedback on Support response to customers.

    Lots of innovation on the product side and willingness to balance organic growth of products with acquisitions.

    Cons

    Ability to earn is becoming more and more challenging with the significant increases in targets
    Rapid growth in the size of the middle management layer - TOO MANY
    I know there is politics in every org but VMware managers take it to another level

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