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"Been here for a while. Good company suffering from some typical growing pains."

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Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

Pros

The company is still very much growing. It owns the virtualization market and this should enable it to grow for the next several years.

Cons

VMware has been late getting into the cloud. There is now a good VMware cloud solution but VMware is behind Amazon in this area.

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  1. "Fun and interesting, but also frenetic"

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    Former Employee - Staff Technical Writer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Technical Writer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VMware (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really smart, nice people (for the most part)

    Cons

    Too many people in management

    Advice to Management

    Pick some strategic products to focus on and stop trying to be 'all things to all people' in terms of product scope


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Big company. Good if you wish stable future and have family"

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    Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VMware as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Work-life balance
    * Flexible working hours
    * Work from home policy
    * Stable company
    * Soccer field
    * Good gym
    * More than average benefits and salary

    Cons

    * Too much politics
    * No free food
    * Average overall engineers quality
    * Too many uninteresting meetings
    * They simply ask to do your job, no creativity/thinking required for most of tasks

    All this applies on team I was in, don't know how was in other teams.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get more top students from top schools and try to fill the gaps between engineers and high management with better managers. Try to be a more tech company, rather business oriented.

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