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"Sr Program Manager"

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Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Many great people who believe in the company.

Cons

Lots of primadonas work here making it very difficult to do the right thing. They have been there a long time, and any change for the better is considered a threat. As a result, they will use their political connections to have you fired.

Advice to Management

If you cater to the primadonas, you will never be able to take the company to the next level. Upper management is keeping the company stock is stagnate by not taking the advice of their new employees.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. "Great product, good ideas and good platform for innovation"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    some brilliant individuals remain stifled by management and constantly evolving priorities

    Cons

    collective attrition of brilliant individuals that were piecemeal to a special sauce; propelling forward as opposed to moving along


  2. Helpful (3)

    "okay if you don't mind micro-management & feeling guilty for work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Internal Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Internal Sales in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay is okay, fun & innovative products, technology and tools are great, helpful collegues

    Cons

    micro-managed, make you feel guilty if you take time off, management team treats the sales staff like children, 9+ hour work days, stressful atmosphere, "Dell-like" atmosphere = micro-managed, commissions are not as fruitful as they used to be, sales floor is like a depressing call center, terrible work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    stop treating the sales staff like children, stop micro-managing and paying attention to metrics as a gauge of productivity, bring back the fun and work hard/play hard mentality and you will have more happy & productive employees, look at Dell and learn from it, not copy it - it didn't work there, whey would it work at VMW?

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