Should I or should I not join?
Vmware (certain BUs) is now a leading company in workplace toxicity and hostility. It is by far among the top companies in the silicon valley in hiring toxic inadequate first line managers. Of course some BUs (SEBU is the leader) are excelling more... — read more
I left six months ago and I still have PTSD from working there. I'm not even exaggerating, I was bullied both by my boss and some of my coworkers and HR did exactly nothing to help me. I couldn't be happier than I am for finally getting the courage... — read more
For those on the annual bonus plan, the bonuses were paid on April 15 and 30, and now the resignations are starting to roll in. Will be interesting to see how many people leave over the next month or few.
Anyone gotten to talk about raises with their manager yet? Are they decent raises? What is even a good raise right now, more than 10% ?
On the remote chance that any current or prospective customer will see this: Do not spend a single dime with this company until they get the product and support issues fixed. Products are very unstable - Horizon, VRA, NSX, Tanzu...take your pick. ... — read more
There's no point in it. I put in a below-average effort each day and I don't even care that I do. At one point in my career I'd be horrified at the thought of not giving it my all at work, but this place has made sure to ki-l that instinct in me... — read more
Waterless decorative fountain.
What is going on with !yer’s Workspace One and Horizon? Atlanta and Palo Alto teams? Horizon and Workspace One face existential threats from Citrix and Microsoft.
As someone who has worked here for a very long time, I am quite disappointed that the quality has become only a secondary thing to our leadership. How do they envision a successful future of VMW if customers are less and less satisfied with the... — read more
Both to layoffs and attrition?
Instead of the management finally giving some thought to why good employees are leaving, it seems that VMware is more concerned with finding ways to spend even less money on their employees. Isn't it amazing how they think that cheaper workers will... — read more
I have a colleague who still does not understand that by proving his skills and worth can only antagonize the manager. It would not be the first case where a manager made sure to get rid of an employee who is more knowledgeable than himself. In... — read more
"The employee must be employed on the Bonus Payment Date. An employee whose employment with the Company ends for any reason, voluntarily or involuntarily, prior to the Bonus Payment Date is not bonus eligible and will not be paid any bonus, except as... — read more
I would be ashamed if I were the leader of this company and that during my time it was so downgraded. But our leaders are confident in what they do. Maybe they really think they are making good moves? Maybe they think they run a great company. It... — read more
The same failed strategies and practices we face everyday at SEBU. Disgusting and demeaning. Same failures that caused tens of employees to leave last year and this year. Our SASI all-hands has become a place for corrupt politicians to rant about... — read more
Product quality and support are in the toilet. Yet all Raghu and Sumit can come up with is more virtue signaling from Betsy and Zane by overpaying Eric Holder's BS firm for a corporate culture plan and altering the bonus structure to pad in some... — read more
I guess VMware is scraping the bottom of the barrel these days. Some of the code I've seen could be better done by a 4-year-old. I guess that's what you get when you fire the most experienced software engineers and try to rely on those who are... — read more
We (VMware) are at a point where management promises are not resonating with the employees because confidence is not present. We have lost our culture and trust in management for 3 main reasons: Words are no use when we speak them but do not... — read more
I say "inadequate" because my colleagues who were very knowledgeable were replaced by employees whose knowledge and skills are not even comparable. I am glad when someone gets the opportunity to work and learn new things, but does this company... — read more
Like everyone else who is a vendor from one business to another, VMW employees are experiencing the effects of inflation and I find it necessary to raise my prices with the company in order to continue with the existing business arrangement. Before... — read more
I sincerely hope that none of my colleagues will leave any time soon, because it will become almost impossible to function. How does the attrition affect you and your team? Too much is being said about the effects of attrition on the company, and... — read more
GSS India management so desperate to clear their bad reputation that their are handing down promotion left and right. Freshers are promoted to supervisory rolls and what not. Man to clear out old mess they are creating a new mess. To recognise... — read more
Looks like things might actually be improving. VMware VMW is slated to release fourth-quarter fiscal 2022 results on Feb 24. For the quarter, total revenues are expected to be roughly $3.51 billion, suggesting 7% year-over-year growth. Non-GAAP... — read more
Flipping the company to subscription models was a given, but darn the company is doing a terrible job of putting in the right infrastructure and processes for executing and delivering. Every single one of the processes, packaging, portals, etc is a... — read more
I don't know and I don't care when this continued hostility and negativity will be put to an end. No productivity. promotions are for favorites. 9 people left since Jan 2022 and counting out of 128 people team.
A Japanese company and a North American company decided to have a canoe race on the St. Lawrence River. Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race. On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile. The North... — read more
I read several times in this forum about Etica and how it is a tool for managers to enable them to retaliate from anyone who speak up against favoritism. Is this still the case or any changes? Last time I used it was about 2 years ago. The manager... — read more
It is a shame the way this company promotes people. We already see the consequences of this consistent choice of the wrong people (damaged culture, decreased productivity, increased turnover, destroyed morale, etc.) Why? I would just like to... — read more
The company seems to be burning cash for nothing. I've seen a newly hired SE without any network background, salary ~$15k/m, doing nothing for 6 months. Wondering what is the criteria to get recruited for such a good package and do no work.
Can't post this anywhere else so I have to post it here. Customer's networking and security teams cause more problems and inhibit more progress than any other factor I have seen during 10+ years of working at VMware. They act like they are hot s&!t... — read more
I am seeing a general trend that VMW is getting worse at what customers need most. Things like quick deployment, advanced automation, scaling up management tools, quick response times and updates from Support, and quick fixes and product... — read more
Rumor is that they are shopping the company. We saw what happened with Citrix. What have you heard?
The continued hostile workplace employees have to endure. When will vmware step in and solve the problem rather than the traditional polishing of the existing first line managers? Any lights?
The problem is most executive hired are there to make a quick buck without any idea of ground realities. Create a big hype about the plan in the end no results. Bound their salaries and monetary benifits with their feedback/performance see how... — read more
Anyone knows if any layoffs happened ? Maybe next Tuesday Feb 4th? Anyone aware of layoffs in Palo Alto? Or there is no layoffs this round because technically most good engineers already left?
I don't know how much longer I will be able to last in this atmosphere so I'm hoping to finally get a new job. I try to ignore most things here, work on autopilot. However, something new comes up every day, turning my life into chaos. How do you deal... — read more
Company is continuing with policies and organizational changes that were decided by incompetent executives who are no longer around, accounts being left in limbo with no coverage at all, customers buying a service and thinking it will be fulfilled... — read more