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"Working with some smart folks..."

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Current Employee - Human Resources in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Human Resources in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

From Engineering to HR, these are some of the most brilliant and innovative co-workers I have ever had the experience of working with.

Cons

Ambiguous work environment can sometimes lead to confusion.

Advice to Management

n/a

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great Place to Work - if You're Director or Above"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, great technology, beautiful campus, good benefits.

    Cons

    VPs and Directors are dictatorial and arrogant. Revolving door at the VP level and endless re-orgs - new executives bring their entourages with them. They clog middle management and dilute the culture. If you have ideas, experience, and career ambitions you will be frustrated at VMware. Unless you sit at the Director-level or above, you can't get involved in discussions that affect your future. You will be told what to do - and if you don't like it, you will have to find another job.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people doing the work. Vision should be informed by reality. Promote from within - stop hiring from outside, stop tweaking the organizational structures, it's killing morale. Good people should be rewarded for their performance and included in discussions that affect their futures.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Nice technology and very nice campus"

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

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

    Pros

    The Palo Alto campus is great and feels good to be there. The technology is very good and some really smart people to work with. To me the environment looked quite open and many folks were easily approachable

    Cons

    The management is very volatile. Most managers are technical folks and don't have capability to plan a product release or manage people. Smart engineers get the job done somehow. Features get dropped in every release due to poor planning. For experienced engineers it is not a great place. Lot of encouragement given to new college grads and for them it is a good learning experience.
    Something to note - the company had no new innovation for a long time.
    Benefits were very moderate compared to other companies in the Valley.
    Selling their old product (vSphere) will only take them so far.

    Advice to Management

    Watch out, the open source is coming to get your bread. You can do nothing to stop it.

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