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Updated August 27, 2017
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  1. "Many wonderful people at VCE"

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    Former Employee - Product Owner in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Product Owner in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VCE (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked with a number of wonderful people at VCE. I was lucky to work there. I learned a TON.

    Cons

    The downside was that my contract was over and that I had to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good people. Focus on productivity vs politics.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VCE full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits.
    Good co-workers to work with.

    Cons

    Poor management.
    Way to many emails daily. Average 125 emails daily.

    Advice to Management

    Stop nit picking and micro managing. Have confidence in your employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "support helpdesk / order processing"

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    Former Employee - Sales Order Operations Analyst in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Order Operations Analyst in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VCE (Less than a year)

    Pros

    welcoming employees, nice office,

    Cons

    work/life/balance, weak process and best practices


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Pioneering company - Future unclear"

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    Former Employee - Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Executive in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazingly customer focused and built a great culture

    Cons

    Not sure where they are headed post the EMC and Dell integrations.

    Advice to Management

    Never lose sight of the customer


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not a startup anymore"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    StabIe, large customer base,

    Cons

    Poor tools, poor process,

    Advice to Management

    If the company is going to continue to expand, efficiency has to increase


  6. Helpful (4)

    "It just stopped working"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VCE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pros consist of what VCE used to be.

    Cons

    The cons consist of what VCE is today

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and take steps to make them happy


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Will it be the same after Dell/EMC?"

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    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Solutions Architect in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Solutions Architect in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Constant opportunity to learn.
    Great product portfolio. Industry recognition. Great benefits. Not stuck in an office cubicle. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Like many pre-sales tecnical positions, you're paired with an Account Manager. You'd better like working with them.
    Very broad portfolio to try and get 201-301 level deep on, requires personal commitment to constantly read/train. Dell merger is pulling VCE into EMC, and then into Dell. #Future Culture?

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and co-workers, good work place

    Cons

    Pay could be more competitive

    Advice to Management

    Better communication


  9. Helpful (15)

    "Empty Suitville"

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    Current Employee - Development Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Development Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VCE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    VCE had a good idea at one time.

    The technology is OK if you like hardware.

    That really is about it.

    Cons

    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.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Stay away from VCE software dev team"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation and compensation - may not stay the same with Dell

    Cons

    Stay away from VCE software team - there is no investment in this area any more and the company is turning into a solutions integrator and not interested in software development. Lots of turnover lately and team at the brink of extinction - stay away

    Advice to Management

    Use the awesome talents of those you employ instead of having a "we know better" attitude


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