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"Chaotic & undisciplined"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
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 3 years)

Pros

Salary is great, environment is pretty

Cons

Back-stabbing is unbelieveable. Mostly from the 'entrenched' employees (5+ years at the company). People literally go to your manager and complain about things they easily could handle directly with you. Some managers seem to enjoy sharing this with you and thus getting themselves in the middle of a grade school spat. My former manager was classic "queen bee" type. Gossipy and evil. Current one seems to enjoy drama too, though is a nicer person. Has a second-in-command that runs the show to his own liking, literally adding and subtracting people from the group meeting calendar on a weekly basis depending on whether he's ticked off at you or not. This is NOT the place to start a career, nor the place to advance in mid-career. If you're at the end of your career, have a thick
skin, and don't give a flip about anything but the salary, come on in.

Advice to Management

Set standards of professional behavior and hold people to them.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. "Growing tech company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)


  2. "Mature organization with bad management habits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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