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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very disappointing, because of to much injustice.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer II/III  in  Ballincollig (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer II/III in Ballincollig (Ireland)

    I worked at VMware full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good learning opportunity; Access to almost every documentation, even source code; Free canteen; Great colleagues: friendly, knowledgeable, helpful; Collaborative environment; Own laptop: permission to install as one likes.

    Cons

    Unfairness; Work performance not recognized, even when working in average 14-16 hours/day; Nepotism; Extreme high work load. Actually no real career opportunities if one speaks other languages than English as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look up the words honesty, integrity, and fairness, and apply it to yourself. Recognize work performance independently from nationality, friendships, or relations - simply by facts. Implement a proper recruitment process, especially for the multilingual team.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    keep up good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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