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"A good company"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at VMware full-time (More than a year)

Pros

A core product (vSphere) is solid

Cons

A lot of (unnecessary) management layer

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. "It's been a wonderful ride but the transition to mature company has naturally left me nostalgic"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people busy tackling lots of significant problems. It's gratifying to work on a product that customers really love.

    On the benefit side, great health coverage, a beautiful campus and best cafe food ever.

    Cons

    When I first joined the company was much smaller and everyone was brilliant but the last 3 years the brain drain has been frightening.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to stem the brain drain.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for, but some organizations are better than others."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic pay and benefits - probably one of the best overall compensation packages you can find. The executives also genuinely encourage the employees to give back to their community.

    Cons

    Some of the organizations and their leaders are overly political and put personal ambition above team success and respect for people. The vast majority of the Engineering teams are still run like a startup, but that does not scale given the current number of employees, the majority of whom now reside outside of Palo Alto.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the employee surveys and take action to ensure that the BU leaders share the same values as the executive team. Focus on Execution over flashy Vision that has yet to be delivered.

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