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"The Machine"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great company with a fast paced culture that requires a tremendous commitment of time and energy

Cons

Frenetic pace and sometimes unattainable expectations

Advice to Management

Keep your eye on the prize

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not an engineer? Welcome to second class citizenship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company revolves around engineering talent
    Current stock price makes it hard to leave
    Growth rate of the company provides a bit of reassurance

    Cons

    If you're not an engineer, you're a second class citizen
    Company politics are getting out of control
    Advancement policy makes it difficult to grow -- no promotions outside of your group
    Croney-ism is gotten much worse in the last year with senior management all bringing their buddies in
    There is no work life balance -- routine workdays are 12 hours long

    Advice to Management

    Stop starving the non-engineering ranks.
    Overhaul the HR policies -- make communication transparent, stop trying to "spin" everything
    Allow out of the department promotions to allow growth


  2. "My review of VMware"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Applications Developer in Union City, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Applications Developer in Union City, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    VMware is a good place to work if you are looking to get into a certain IT field. It is a nice place to learn new things and meet new people.

    Cons

    Depending on the department and management that you work for, your work could go unnoticed and you aren't always sure if your job is safe, especially if you're a contractor, which I wasn't.

    Advice to Management

    When you cut people salary and take away their bonuses, don't expect them to stay long especially when they see people around them making more money and doing less technical work.

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