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"A good company to work at the beginning of a career"

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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
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Some extremely talented and hard-working people, you can learn a lot from them. Very nice work and life balance - unlimited vacation. Opportunities to explore different aspects of the company products and cutting edge technologies. Good total compensation package - may not be as good as other big names but still very good. Office is on the beautiful hill of Palo Alto. Much better commute experience through 280 over 101.

Cons

Career growth is questionable given such a large company. Some middle managers coming from other big companies tend to hire people they knew from their past companies.

Advice to Management

Find some exceptional and visionary middle managers. They can make correct move of the products as well as promote good work of the employees.

VMware Response

Jul 9, 2014 – Social Community Manager, Employment Brand

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about working at VMware. It’s great to hear that you’re enjoying several of our workplace perks such as flexible vacation time and working on cutting-edge ... More

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance. Great Campus and location

    Cons

    Promotions are difficult as higher level VP's being recruited from the outside.

    Advice to Management

    More training time available to employees. Many classes, just not enough time due to workload.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic company with vision and great technology."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture of giving back to the community. Top executives are smart and there is lots of opportunity for company growth.

    Cons

    Lack of process--operates like a start up. Lack of a presence solution makes collaboration a challenge--heavy email culture, death by power point and unnecessary conference calls. Work load is insane, resulting in churn and burn.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage mid managers to mentor and develop employees and be true to the culture and values.


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