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Great place to work with innovative technology, not a lot of career advancement.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

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

Pros

Technology is rock solid and engineering cranks out innovation.

Cons

Not a lot of career advancement, need to shed managers from old VMware days.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Time to change!

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    worked too much on maintaining product.

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

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

    Pros

    good pay. good pay, and good pay

    Cons

    less opportunities to work on new technologies. internal transfer isn't easy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should make internal transfer easy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Growing pains.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    1. Interesting products and technology.
    2. RSUs.

    Cons

    1. Growing company, hence usual teething pains.
    2. Processes are still being laid out with trial and error.
    3. Extremely frequent re-orgs.
    4. Laid off some really good engineers recently even though many terrible engineers remained safe.
    5. Extremely high workload. No work-life balance.
    BLR center:
    1. No learning and development team. So, virtually non-existent skill building for employees.
    2. HR is very weak.
    3. Facilities team is not very competent.
    4. Didn't lay off a senior employee who was accused of sexual harassment.
    5. Not employee friendly.
    6. Managers and many male employees are biased against women employees. Be prepared to listen to sexist and regressive comments.
    7. Long term employees' salary are not competent in current market. New joinees are paid a lot more. No effort to equalize salary of older employees with that of new joinees.
    8. You are only as good as your manager.
    9. Weak QE management.
    10. Bloated mid-level management layer; too many senior managers and directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buck up.
    Do not lay off random folks from teams. Do your research if you need to lay off folks.
    Reduce management layer.
    Get ground reality of BLR center from individual contributors and not managers/directors.
    Drive transparency and accountability in management layer.
    Give freedom to folks in BLR to move to different teams within BLR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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