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"Company is growing up operationally"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good salary, good opps for new positions, strong position in its market place, generally a high level of competence and energy among coworkers. That is, better players make you want to play a better game.

Cons

Palo Alto campus construction is a disasater - campus teams are separated - although this should play out. Offices are over crowded. Quirky infrastructure is leftover from the bizarre (Zimbra, SlideRocket, etc) acquisition run. Oddly the company lives in a 1990s conference call mentality, many people consider webex hard to use.

Unlimited vacation is financial BS that looks good for the CFO and Wall Street, but removes a key benefit. We used to accrue something, now the questions are "didn't you just take a vacation last quarter"

Advice to Management

Dramatically increase global employee behaviour (there are many smart people in locales other than Palo Alto). Push use of online collaboration (make webex, or similar, the default meeting). Make the network easier to access - using VPN from inside campus buildings causes people to not engage - put up a wall between my neighbor and I stop climbing the ladder to look over.

Bring more energy to company meetings. They are dull as dirt. College interns get more focus than future direction.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (1)

    "MTS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, pleasant work environment.

    Cons

    Not much career growth in Palo Alto


  2. "I would do this again"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Trust
    Objective Based work
    Flexible
    Management listens
    Opportunity to grow and move up the chain

    This is a great working environment to create something amazing, then do it again.
    If you are driven, you can succeed here

    Cons

    The downsides of VMware really have not caused a huge issue as there is constant work to resolve those issues. Like any company, it's not perfect.

    Advice to Management

    Keep breaking down the silos, it is helping


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