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"Highly Politicized Environment but good benefits"

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Former Employee - Products in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Products in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at VMware full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great benefits
Good Salary
ESPP and Stock option grants
Fully stocked kitchen
Really nice gym and campus

Cons

Very, very political environment. Everybody fights for dominance and plays mind games with employees and contractors. The only way to survive is to find a "Godfather" who will protect and nurture you.
Best survival strategy is to say "yes" to everybody with little bit of power and "no" to everybody else.
HR uses performance reviews and ratings as a weapon to use against you when the opportunity strikes. If you align yourself with the right people, you don't need to worry about it.

Advice to Management

Too late to improve the culture. Best thing will be to look at the results and not "like-ability" of you mid to senior level management.
Shut down failing businesses and fire those who consistently miss their targets.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work.."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, not micro managed, results driven culture.
    Unlimited Vacation
    Family First
    3 most innovative company

    Cons

    Haven't found any yet, great company.

    Advice to Management

    The only constant is change, so embrace it and own it. Over communicate...


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, good employee experience, great products and strategy."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are really smart and competent people at VMware. Employee experience in the Palo Alto campus is great with food, fitness center, concerts, celebrity visits, TED talks like speaker series, and events.

    Cons

    You run into people who lack professionalism more so than what I experienced at my previous company.

    Advice to Management

    Need to do a better job at identifying top talents and retaining them.

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