I have been working at VCE full-time (More than 5 years)
VCE had a good idea at one time.
The technology is OK if you like hardware.
That really is about it.
Management ranges from clownish to profoundly incompetent.
The product line is a now confused mishmash of stuff.
VCE’s culture encourages positioning over accomplishment. People spent great effort saying “Hey look at me!” rather than doing quality work. Toxic.
Needless to say, politics reigns supreme. As VCE became EMC and EMC becomes Dell, the gamesmanship is fierce as people do whatever it takes to defend their fiefdoms or jobs.
Original thinking and vision are absent but if you like wasting time on trivialities and process this may be the place for you.
Advice to Management
Since management IS the problem offering advice is counterproductive.