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"Great potential if new growth is well managed"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Denver, CO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

-excellent training and on-boarding
-flat management structure in support services
-very collaborative environment
-excellent feedback of employee value
-strong emphasis on satisfying customers with tools provided to do so

Cons

-rewards (financial, benefits, etc) for good performance have been missing for some time (possibly on the horizon)
-limited senior resources
-limited personnel resources to deal with current call volume

Advice to Management

-look carefully at plans to account for immediate crisis before implementing them - short-term solutions are digging into the rank and file and seem to be increasing turnover when we most need to hold on to senior resources. bring in more support engineers to account for both turnover and increasing call volume as sales grow.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great product, but poor management"

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

    Pros

    Great core product with decent compensation package.

    Cons

    A lot of junk engineers and very poor middle management who don't know what they are doing. A promotion is pretty much based only on those managers' subjective preferences not by objective performance review.
    Too many management layers at least. Communication is also really poor and one way.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up middle management first in R&D. Then you can move on.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Used to be a promising place to work."

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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

    Nice offices, nice landscaping, cafeteria, green environment.

    Cons

    I've been gone almost 2 years, but I have seen an exodus of highly qualified, valuable employees leaving since that time. Some were voluntary, but many were shown the door in an unofficial reorg that seemed to create jobs for the friends of newer management. Reorg/layoff, from what I hear, was completely illegal in that it was not announced publicly. People still employed there seem to be at the lowest point, morale-wise. So sad, it used to be a promising place to work.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think I have current enough details to offer management anything specific, but it seems that a lot of great people have been shown the door in the past year, and there is talk that it was done in an unethical manner. You know as soon as they can, more good people are just itching to leave. Your staffing team will have their work cut out for them once the economy fully rebounds.


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