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"Virtually, anything is possible,"

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

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

Pros

Plenty of cool things to work on, from bit-fiddling in the hypervisor, to big data analysis and machine learning in the management software. Smart co-workers. Great work/life balance.

Cons

Enterprise software company, long product release cycles. Especially in the bottom layers of the stack, it's hard to turn things around.

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  1. "MTS"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very big organization and getting bigger by the day in terms of revenue, people, profits, campus size - you name it. I have been here almost five years, and in all fairness, executive management has handled it well as the company and its business has scaled.

    A lot of opportunities and interesting projects to work on as VMware takes the idea of virtualization to the entire data center. Some old timers are still around so one can be lucky in finding a great mentor. mid level, experienced (me) engineers add to the strength of execution, while younger new grads, interns bring in new ideas, energy and fun.

    Cons

    Going up the ladder can be challenging which depends on the kind of project you are working on. If you are involved in a project that has a significant business impact and you see it through, the odds are better for your team, business unit to grow and along with that comes your professional growth. The challenge is to find and getting involved in such a project/product development.

    Advice to Management

    At the end of the day its an engineering company. I am leaning towards an opinion that engineers are the one s driving this company. Lets hope it stays that way.


  2. "World Class Software Company and Innovator"

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    Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Simply one of the best software companies on the planet today. Great technology, great global customers and great global business partners.

    Cons

    Middle management personnel who make commitments to get performance and then do not come through on their commitments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work ! the new strategies are necessary and working.

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