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Great place to work. I was respected and appreciated there.

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Current Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA (US)
Current Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA (US)

I have been working at VMware as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Mentorship, great pay, a diverse work environment, challenging work.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't give complete control over other sites' specific infrastructure to Palo Alto.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Managerial overhead

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I have been working at VMware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None really. Campus looks good is perhaps the only PRO

    Cons

    Too many managers especially in CPD Palo Alto. Some managers have 2 or 3 employees. Consider CPD view team that has had historically few employees per manager. Same is also true for vCloud team. Some managers have absolutely no technical skill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate the managers who have too few employees. Also CPD is really not core team and they dont produce much. Eliminate customer support in Palo Alto as it does not have much ROI.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Very hard to get things done. Moving slower and slower each year. Declining product quality.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I have been working at VMware full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good pay and benefits
    There are still some very smart and nice people (but they are in decline)
    Nice campus and physical work environment

    Cons

    Very heavyweight and dysfunctional release management process.
    Very slow moving. Takes enormous engineering effort each year to put out a vSphere product release, while not moving the needle very much.
    Toxic politics and a fair amount of silo-ing and back-stabbing. Overall a very harsh engineering culture where different silos tear and grind at each other rather than unify and collaborate.
    Company pays lots of lip service to meritocracy and accountability, but what happen daily is just the opposite. Toxic and incompetent people are allowed to be around for years, wrecking havoc on the engineering organization.
    Product quality seems to be getting worse each year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a cold hard look at what you have (versus what you say) and decide whether that is what you actually want. Don't believe so much in your own press and greatness, because you may be the emperor with no clothes. Surrounding ourselves with sycophants and you will not know what you're doing wrong until it's too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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