One thing is for sure, and that is that I have never worked for a company where favoritism was a bigger problem than it is here. The saddest thing is that those who are favorites are among the worst employees who could hardly get a better job... — read more
Received an offer from vmware, what is the advice? I am reading in many places o about how toxic its culture. The favoritism and racism. The offer is from Sasi in SEBU. Anyone give insider insight? I am not from India. It is staff engineer... — read more
When your manager is a failure, he tries to use HR to intimidate, spread lies to justify his theft. For everyone at VeloCloud who has been subjected to racism and favoritism, hand in there, keep recording and documenting. It is a war of decency VS... — read more
What are people hearing about this new 3 BU structure? which BUs will remain, which will merge etc.?
I realized today that this company is being led by the same type of people who caused Disney to ruin the Star Wars franchise.
I got an offer to go to a startup company. They do really interesting things and I think they have a lot of potential, however, I still hesitate. For a long time I wanted such a challenge, the work here has become boring to me, the leaders of the... — read more
As I read through these post, a few thoughts come to mind. I am 100% sure that no one could care less about. I am also 100% sure I will get snarky comments, don't care about that either. Is my personal thought that VMware is the same company as... — read more
The “anywhere work” thing was a pat idea. Raghu feels we work best in office. This is straight out of his mouth in a meeting with c level.
Let’s not kid ourselves, favoritism is on the rise here. I don’t intend to play that game, I have a much better option outside of this company and am leaving soon. However, I still wonder how some people who can’t boast of working hard, who don’t... — read more
For immediate release: Another executive is now detaching from the mother ship and heading off to the quad-colored Big G. Isn't it amazing how quickly managers, in charge of decisions and such, will jump ship when they see what they... — read more
To reduce fatigue, raise productivity, and add time for developer to quality softwaring, your best management team announce that all meetings schedule for Monday will be move to any other weekday. We enforce policy by switch from an unlimited... — read more
Honestly, I’ve been hoping to get laid off for a long time because I don’t want to miss severance pay. In my case, it's now no longer worth waiting for severance pay. Got a very interesting job offer that would be less paid but more challenging... — read more
I’ve only been here a little over two years and I already think I should change the company. I have a friend who wants to get out of here after only a few months. The process of growing skills is very slow here and I do not want to stagnate anymore... — read more
And yet here I am. Worried about more layoffs, dreading going into work tomorrow... This place has me so stressed out that I can't even relax over the weekend. I've only been here for a little over two years and I don't remember ever feeling... — read more
A lot of senior leaders and VP's leaving the company and re-org's happening soon. What's your outlook of the company with Raghu as CEO and the looming Dell spinoff?
Does anybody know for certain what the current severance package contains? People keep talking about changes they implemented since the pandemic started (I guess that's as good a reason as any to sc--w us over once again) but I can't find any... — read more
Rumors are starting up on another big round, is that happening any time soon?
Anyone knows how bonuses and annual increases work? Is it true that Directors and Sr managers try to reduce payouts (annual increase) for ICs so that they get higher increases? This is really pathetic and explain why so many first line managers... — read more
They keep upping the referral bonus. It's a double bonus now. Isn't Kubernetes the big thing? Isn't VMware modernizing applications, freeing up Dev/Ops? Why can't they find anyone to work for them? Have all of the Devs and Ops gone to Google or what?... — read more
If you are in Nyansa team, your tent with vmware is within couple months in the Aug cycle.
2018 execs: We remodel old buildings to open floor plan. empls: Do not want. execs: All teams sit together. execs: This increase productivity. execs: At least 25% more chattel per building. execs: This for you, not... — read more
I've been invited to so many meaningful calls, one being titled "It's ok to be ok" discussing mental health. You would think this would be for all employees. I love these type of topics and support but it was sent from an email address... — read more
Anyone have a manager who loves to bully you and make you feel small? Sometimes I think it’s just me. Then I realize that my manager has been in his role for less than a year and perhaps he feels insecure. I’m trying not to take this personally... — read more
Well you can kiss goodbye any thought of excitement or innovation for the foreseeable future. Raghu is totally lacking of excitement or innovation; he is going to be just more of the same half-baked approach we have seen for the last several years. ... — read more
Just seems like throwing in the towel to me.
If so, what event made you think that?
It's not the first time I have been told about the interest in Broadcom to acquire VMWare, apparently Broadcom looking forward to make a big acquisition and VMWare seems to be on of their main targets. After the CA and Symantec debacle for their... — read more
I joined this place in January and I am regretting it every minute of my life. How these products even sell is a mystery to me. Absolute garbage of a company.
Leaving to go to a competitor. Should I expect my access to be revoked immediately?
Just wondering cause it simply does not make sense to me. With all the sentiments around favoritism and targeted layoffs? Why would citizens or non Indians stay at vmware and help the alienating culture?
Hi everyone, I read the news about Dell divesting VMWare. I sort of understand what that means at a high level. Can anyone share what this means from a technology or products perspective? Does this new we can start innovating, may be hire more US... — read more
I get VMWare's need to pivot and move beyond the DC (especially now that EUC/VDI is slowing down and new network features like LB and dFW are not selling), but who is going to look to disjointed hypervisor company for application modernization?... — read more
Too many products and messages being pushed on customers Products with literally only one developer Support engineers with dozens and dozens of cases to manage Field personnel buried with internal asks and requirements Leadership has... — read more
COVID economy: Layoffs, furloughs still jolt Bay Area job market https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/03/01/covid-economy-layoff-furlough-bay-area-job-market-airline-tech-edd
Did anyone ever tried to complain using Etica? My manager is pure racist and from I see on this forum he is not alone and I am not alone. I am thinking of using Etica to send evidences and how promotions and hires are based of ethnicity. But... — read more
For Prem support- This means “ some” prem customers will not renew.. Support being a “cost center” but that fact has no weight for Dell managers who are willing to tow the line and stock will rise in the short term ...
VMW has never really been that good at EUC or VDI, and has always had a very splintered approach. Citrix and MSFT have been and will continue to eat their lunch in one way or the other. VMW might actually improve its margins by dumping the EUC... — read more
I’m not a business strategist or anything, just a regular Joe working at VMW. I understand the VMW play to democratize the cloud providers (CP) by 1) providing an easy way to build hybrid deployments and 2) allow customers to become multi-cloud... — read more