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"Great work place"

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Former Intern - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Former Intern - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at VMware as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Great/smart colleagues
Nice environment
Flexible working time

Cons

Big company / no surprises

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Poltical Morass"

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

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

    Pros

    Very generous with benefits and salary. Bonuses are always paid out well above target. The campus is nice. If you are lucky enough to dodge the (many) bad managers, the rest are great.

    Cons

    It's a kind of working retirement. So many people drag their feet and don't do any work. Everyone estimates their work will take years, then goldbricks the whole time. Most of the management is a mess. Tons of politics, tons of meetings just to be seen, a lot of territorial fights. People who fail are often rewarded. There is no accountability. Surprisingly since VMware is all about improving IT, the internal IT is comedically terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Crack down on the BS from the bad managers. Start holding people accountable; if someone fails miserably, don't put them in charge the next time.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work with great people, awesome campus"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's pretty easy to learn how to get up and running here quickly. I enjoy the work atmosphere and that there can be flexibility with schedule, etc. I've worked with a few different teams and had positive experiences with them all. High degree of professionalism.

    Cons

    Not always the easiest to grow within the company depending on your position.

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