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"Great group of people to work with!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Cleveland, OH
Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Cleveland, OH
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

People. VMware consistently hires sharp people. The company and the product are easy to represent.

Cons

Large growth adds pain when trying to navigate the organization. Enough of the people in the organization are new that there are times that you don't get answers just because the person doesn't know who to ask. Fortunately, everybody is bright and there are no problems that can't be overcome.

Advice to Management

Add further structure to the customer support and problem resolution paths for internal employees to help streamline processes for customers where warranted. I've heard often that there was no resolution on a problem. To be fair, I haven't seen it first hand but it comes up enough from customers in conversation that it should be mentioned.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (4)

    "A Mixed Bag"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - The technology is interesting and great for your résumé
    - Smart people who are driven
    - Compensation is competitive and benefits are good

    Cons

    - Very political
    - High turnover (especially in the first year of employment)
    - Many layoffs that are disguised as re-orgs or performance management
    - Very long hours are the norm
    - Terrible management since good managers are not valued
    - Confrontational and disrespectful behavior are tolerated

    Advice to Management

    Be truthful to your employees and the world. Work on developing a healthy culture where everyone's contributions are valued and everyone is treated with genuine respect!


  2. "Great engineering culture"

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

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