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Quality Internship With Intelligent Coworkers

Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff Intern in Palo Alto, CA (US)
Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff Intern in Palo Alto, CA (US)

I worked at VMware as an intern

Pros

Lots of very smart people
Good office space
On par with other Bay Area companies in terms of salaries and perks (somewhat)

Cons

Lots of politics at/above middle management, though hasn't affected engineering work as much
Slow and frustrating release/development cycle

Advice to Management

Reduce the politics and focus on innovation internally (in terms of development and agility) as opposed to bickering for position

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  1. Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Palo Alto, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Great minds to work with
    2. Great pay
    3. Best work place of year 2012
    4. great culture

    Cons

    its in the hills of palo alto

    Advice to Management

    keep up good job

  2. Helpful (2)

    Disappointed with lack of interactions within the team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff Intern in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff Intern in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I worked at VMware as an intern (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent people - staff engineers are pretty awesome, good compensation (for interns), good pantry.

    Cons

    The nature of work varies from team to team - could be really interesting, could be really boring, no interaction with mentor/manager (personal experience - YMMV), no emphesis on KT. The company is growing at exponential rate and losing small company nature at the same rate. So your experience really vary from team to team.

    Advice to Management

    I guess I wasn't there long enough to give any advice but if you compare the company to Google/Facebook/Apple and expect to attract talent, you should match the compensation and benefits. Specially when you spoil the interns by paying them so much.

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