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VMware is a great place to work.

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

I have been working at VMware

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

VMware recruits and hires top talent, so you're surrounded by good people doing good work. Everybody seems to be very passionate about their work. The management team is very strong, so I feel confident in their ability to keep up the incredible success that VMware has had to date. VMware's meteoric rise makes it an exciting place to work with ample opportunity for advancement.

Cons

The main downside currently are the growing pains from doubling in headcount every year. Some of the reasons that made VMware a great place to work years ago are becoming diluted and/or fundamentally changed.

Advice to Management

As VMware continues to grow, it is critical that we address the difficulties caused by scaling up. In a company where 40% of the people have worked there for less than a year, it is too easy for the overall nature of the company to change in a negative direction.

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  1. I am having a great time at VMware

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The products are great, cutting edge and in the right place at the right time.

    Cons

    Not much structure or process. If you thrive in creating order and structure out of a bit of chaos (at times) - then this is the place to be

    Advice to Management

    Continue with what you are doing and focus on changing the paradigm that we are a start up. We are well past that.

  2. Great place + Smart people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I worked at VMware

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart engineers + Work-life balance

    Cons

    The company is growing too fast, which makes it harder to maintain quality and culture.

    Advice to Management

    Watch who you hire.

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