VMware Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at VMware

Market RIF

There was a layoff in VMware marketing today. About 7% (23 out of 350). Across the board cuts in field and corporate marketing. Given 2 months to find a new job internally.

EPIC2 fail

I've been listening to their company values for years and it is nothing more than marketing BS. Do not trust any executive. I'm looking forward to VCPPs reaction when they discover they are about to get screwed. I miss the days when engineering was... —  read more 

Media coverage

I have to admit I'm a bit surprised to see some media coverage of these layoffs, both on national and local level. There have been so many layoffs in every single industry over the past several months that I did not expect to see something like this... —  read more 

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Severance

I heard 60 days (during which, stock vesting continues, so if you have a cliff during then, you are good) plus one week for each year of service, cash to pay for COBRA.

Discrimination/Harassment

Facing some harassment from manager. Get loud and harsh feedback and very demotivating. Thing is none of this is documented. Joined the company after hearing good things about the culture but turns out it’s not all that great. Can’t name the org... —  read more 

Which teams impacted?

There we go again. Bad numbers means layoffs. I heated NSX will merge to all other products within NSBU for sales org. This is one major layoffs for sales org for other products within NSBU.

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Major layoffs began today

A number of colleagues across the org were impacted. While I'm grateful that I haven't been impacted, I feel very bad for good, productive teams that were cut. This appears deep but reliable numbers are hard to get. I won't share the rumored numbers... —  read more 

An opportunity is ahead

An opportunity for all the racist directors, VPs, and the little first line managers is coming. Many already realigned the teams in preparation for layoffs. They are waiting for the right opportunity which seems to be coming soon. Today’s quarter... —  read more 

Very toxic environment.

Enterprise sales, money is ok but goals are ridiculous and when you hit them it’s never enough for some directors who are absolute abusive alcoholics. They know who they are.

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Time to leave

Getting a serious offer / interview from Google- many other very astute coworkers have already accepted- lots of brain drain will go there. Dell has has infiltrated Vmware management and it appears they will milk the long standing reputation of... —  read more 

VMWare Tanzu

Is vmare tanzu pre sales really hiring?? I have got an interview with them but wondering in this economic condition what is the reason behind hiring in pre sales org.

Tools?

What means when company has central tools team, and central team say developer tools need managed by team using tool? Does central team have value? Close central team not hurt bottom line?

App Modernization

App Modernization is extremely tone deaf and rude for anyone who did not come from the new acquisitions and end up in the new BU. Do you think that the people who built the revenue streams are happy with the implication that their software is... —  read more 

Retaliatory firing

Anyone been through retaliatory firing? I've been at vmware for 5 years. My manager (who I had for about 6 month) threatened to fire me. I know the reason. It is pure retaliation. What advice is out there? NSBU Palo Alto

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