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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Treats contractors like dirt"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at VMware as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice campus, challenging work good lunch

    Cons

    Contractors are treated badly. Expect to work 60 hrs a week, and get comped for 40. Late nights and weekends are common. Users totally overrun IT managers, and the PMO forces adherence to process. You're in the middle. Bad project planning and scheduling. Excel is a staple. They have Sharepoint, but don't know how to use it effectively. As a bonus, you may be literally let go at any time, contracts notwithstanding. Contracts only let for 3 months at a time,and are renewed. Zero feedback from management. Expect to be told everything is great right up to the time you are let go.

    Advice to Management

    Either use the process to control your users or stop calling yourself managers.


  2. "Loved working at VMware!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senor Technical Writer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senor Technical Writer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology, community oriented, great to employees, good working environment

    Cons

    Buying start-ups and realizing they don't fit in the overall future of the company

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