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    1. 4.0
      3 Dec 2008
      Project Manager
      Current Employee
      Palo Alto, CA
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      Business Outlook


      The items that make VMware a good place to work include the people and the products we develop. VMware fosters a good team environment and most people will go above and beyond when needed. Benefits and other employee perks are in line with industry standard and VMware does a fair amount of philanthropic work


      Because of our rapid growth we are going through constant changes. Middle management lacks the experience to run the business and senior management is not guiding them. THis lack of management creates a lot of friction within groups and leads to ambiguity. VMware is still searching for what they want to be when they grow up,

      1. 2.0
        19 Nov 2014
        Staff Architect
        Current Employee, more than 3 years
        Palo Alto, CA
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        Very good work/life balance. Salary and benefits are also good at VMware. It's great for people with families/kids as there are many activities on a nice campus in Palo Alto.


        Lack of professional/technical growth, but also lack of advancement or growth opportunities within your career. A lot of manager in middle management were bad engineers and got promoted to where they can't do much damage. But without proper training they end up being bad managers as well. Experience is very specific to a team with some of the teams having some really incompetent engineers. Processes are broken, don't exist at all, are very antiquated and worst of all: resistant to change. Customers are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with even the core products.

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