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"Growing tech company"

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

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

Pros

-- Rapidly growing company provides lots of opportunities for growth
-- Lots of smart engineers and business people
-- Comfortable lifestyle
-- Nice campus in Palo Alto
-- Great pay and benefits
-- Significant employee stock purchase program (ESPP)
-- Ping pong tables everywhere!

Cons

-- No free food; limited snacks and drinks
-- Although tons of smart people, rapid growth over the past few years has significantly diluted the talent pool.
-- No shuttle to commute from SF to Palo Alto
-- Relatively weak culture (not bad, just not very apparent)

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. "Mature organization with bad management habits"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good compensation, good opportunities for growth and impact if willing to put up with politics, some cool products and technologies

    Cons

    too much politics, too little communication even within small branches of the organization, lack of alignment, poor allocation of resources, inefficient processes


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good to be there, good to leave."

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of great people who really want to do a good job. They take good care of you and the environment is very pretty. It was a great place to learn an area of tech that was new and groundbreaking.

    Cons

    Miserably unable to assess talent and promote from within. Very political, lots of maneuvering. Way too many meetings. Not set up for virtual teams and the location makes it difficult for many to get there (worldwide as well as in the Bay Area). Still a bit self-important and riding on coattails of past success.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to genuinely manage down instead of massive manage up focus. Also, what's up with the lack of women in management, sr. mgmt. and on the board?

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