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2 people found this helpful  

hang in there

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA (US)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA (US)

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

Pros

no comment for this company.

Cons

prefer not saying, but quite a few.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

help the growth of employee's career path, instead of the growth of workload.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Disappointed with lack of interactions within the team

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    great opportunities if you can pivot quickly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I have been working at VMware full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    still some smart people, great products and a phenomenal strategy. There's still cowboys who are getting stuff done, you just have to look hard to find them.

    Cons

    way too many overlapping projects and products, no one willing to make the hard decision to stamp out the overlaps. The consensus driven culture lives on but with so many people and decisions to be made, it can be paralyzing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some hard choices but be transparent about why you're making them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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