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"All depends in which team you land."

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Current Employee - Senior R&D Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Senior R&D Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Beautiful campus, at least the old part, Good benefits, Job security.

Cons

Politics, chaotic (given company size). vmware is an amalgamate of acquisitions with lots of way to integrate them in. Company is too inert to effectively learn from past mistakes.

Advice to Management

Holding on to incumbent non performing upper management staff poisons troop morale. Put result based metrics in place to help separate the wheat from the chaff.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. "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.


  2. 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.

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