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"Great place to work if you are young and just got out of college."

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Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

VMware's products is what sets them apart from competition. Their engineering team has done a tremendous job of continuing to innovate and collaborating with other tech companies. People are friendly.

Cons

Too many layer of management. Not enough recognition within the department. A lot of jobs are moving to lower cost location which is causing a lot of inefficiencies and not really saving money. Lots of cronism happening when new management arrives and replaces the entire team.

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees. Give them opportunity to make their own decisions. At the same time, treat them with respect.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Huge learning curve"

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    Current Employee - Manager, R&D in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, R&D in Palo Alto, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Lots of opportunities to grow
    * Very smart people
    * Differentiated product line (and the market leader)
    * Great CEO

    Cons

    * Uncertain about company's long-term direction (virtualization market will saturate eventually)
    * Risk of old-timers leaving when their stock grants run out

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication and coordination via middle management; right now, it's very difficult to know when things will happen and how.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "How did they manage to screw this up?"

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Sales in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The center of the IT world, we are the tip of the spear.

    Cons

    Very little, if any, paid hands-on product training for the sales team. Most of it is flash content delivered in a browser, and you are required to watch it on your own time. Management has made the poor decision to - for the most part - turn a successful channel driven business into a direct sales model like Dell, but w/out the resources to do so successfully, mostly becuase they are becoming heavily laden w/ex dell micro management. Upper level management seems disconnected from reality when it comes to SMB, insisting that sales needs to pitch a "your cloud" message to customers that dont yet fully undstand the basics of consolidation, and the manement procuts are priced more for enterprise customers than for SMB.

    Advice to Management

    The ESX hyper-visor is still so far ahead of it's competitors that they seem not to understand that most of the changes they are driving dont negatively impact the run-rate business.. and they continue to celebrate trying anything BUT focusing on consolidation. In short, no matter how incompetent mid-level management is, customers still see value in a VMware virtual infrastructure and management basks in glory, thinking their changes are the reason for success. VMware also needs to enforce it's patents for live migration (not too mention others) to hold off competitors in blatant infringement of VMware's core technology patents.

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