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"Whirlwind growth, and all the snacks you can eat"

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Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Fascinating, industry-changing product, continuous innovation, and lots of great, smart co-workers.

Cons

The company grew so fast that it's still trying to catch up with itself & put in place processes and structures befitting its size.

Advice to Management

Treat the non-engineering staff as well as you treat the engineering staff!

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. "Proud to be part of this VMware"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun Environment , Best People , Awesome Management , Opportunities to learn , Easy to switch roles , managers are really competent and not some from 90's . So many genius people around that some times you feel you are not worth of your life. The new campus makes you awww. HR is very cooperative. Efficient departments , not much red tapes , provides developers the bets of the best machines on a day notice , no money issue for such things ,some people has got 200$ key boards and 200$ head phones in past. Management tries consciously to keep developers happy. Flexible hours of work , can work remotely ...

    Cons

    Not much I can think of ... But company size has grown too fast in last 2 years and some times hiring has not been up to so mark. The people hired before Q1 2006 are much more competitive (not always of course). Company is cutting down expenses on free lunches and dinners but rightly so as dinners were misused most of the time. Some times decisions are taken too fast in opposite directions and have kept developers on feet always to come up with new rapid strategies. Much more emphasize on competition in 2007 onwards so have to get best solution in minimal time and some times there is too much stress due to work but over all it is not that bad because management is cooperative so they give you time off if you have worked some week end.

    Advice to Management

    Don't cut our lunches please ....


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Technology company, struggling with getting big too quickly."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Technology. Working with extremely talented people. Market Leadership

    Cons

    High Travel. Over reaction to common buiness anomolies. Not managing our rapid onset of big compant disease.

    Advice to Management

    Get away from EMC. Get a coherent maketing strategy in place and take it to the market we sell to.

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