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VMware is a great place to work.

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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Extremely challenging work culture where you can implement everything you learn at school. The work culture is very relaxed. The management is competent and knows about the technicalities. There are lot of free food at work which probably only google can beat. The company stocks are doing great which makes it really attractive to work for. They have loads of other benefits which do not get highlighted like the management do not worry about petty things. They do their best to make sure you are comfortable at work. Whatever an employee needs they can get it with the least amount of hassle.

    Cons

    Starting salary a bit low.

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    They are one of the most competent bunch.

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    Great place + Smart people

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    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

    Pros

    Smart engineers + Work-life balance

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch who you hire.

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