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"Great engineering culture"

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

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

Pros

Engineers are top notch, you'll learn a whole lot working there. VMware is pretty much the leader in virtualization, so you'll gain experience in a red-hot industry.

Cons

Executive level is disconnected from engineering. Frequent reorgs for seemingly unnecessary reasons.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Company needs to train managers how to better manage and create a positive team work environment."

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great facilities at HQ
    Great benefits
    Great products (but in a matured market with limited growth potentials)

    Cons

    - Overly competitive (some competitiveness is healthy, but this place takes it to the next level)
    - Too many head chefs in the kitchen.
    - Horrible managers who don't trust their employees and micro-manage.
    - Most worker-bees work under extreme pressure and fear
    - Unseasoned managers with no proper training on how to be effective managers/ team leaders.
    - People don't know this, but layoffs are norms here.
    - During annual performance review, my manager said "you go to gym at lunchtime, right? When you are on the treadmill, why don't you use that time to think about work and process improvement?" I think that said it all.


  2. "full of talented people"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    technicality and innovation are centric in the engineering side.

    Cons

    management is satisfied with what they have and is lack of vision

    Advice to Management

    process is over emphasized in some management and it makes everything becomes a political issue.


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