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"Good company to work for - But problems, problems, probmels...."

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Former Employee - Sales Representative in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Sales Representative in Palo Alto, CA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The best people I have ever worked with at any company.
Salary was good.
Never had a problem taking time off.

Cons

Lack of communication on issues.
Management lacks any real direction.
To many managers who are over worked.
Customer data is messed up and creates more work.
Upper management (Sr. Directors, VPs) think outsourcing is the answer.

Advice to Management

Take a step back and re-evaluate the lower management, to much redundency.
Take a step back and re-evaluate middle management, to many directors that don't do anything.
Outsourcing is not the answer, clean up the data and issues will disappear.
Bring jobs back to the U.S. from India, your killing yourselves slowly.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Good place, only if you're "in""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice campus
    Great brand recognition
    Customers like the products

    Cons

    Must be part of the "in" crowd to get promotions
    Management is scatterbrained -- no clear understanding of what it takes to implement
    Operationally challenged

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest in communications
    Stop being so political


  2. Helpful (5)

    "disappointing"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The perception of working, and having worked for VMware is good for your resume. They have built a nice campus in Palo Alto.

    Cons

    They grew to fast, and hired too many people with incorrect criteria for the individual's role, and the individual's success. There is a lot of political infighting that has not worked itself out yet, and is a distraction, or specific impediment to accomplishing goals.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down the re-orgs. Don't bring in entourages when bringing in execs, without having the members of the entourage properly evaluated for success in the culture.

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