Valley darling turns into relic abandoned by its customers
Solutions Engineer (Former Employee) – San Francisco Bay Area, CA – 14 May 2018
I started with VMware when they were still in hyper-growth mode. The company was fantastic, the technologies we worked with were cutting-edge, and management was sharp and focused. Things started to go awry when we got a few years into Paul Maritz's leadership, acquisitions made no sense, and we lost our focus. VMware attempted to re-assert its dominance with some success twice over the last 5 years, but ultimately fell prey to its EMC ownership. The EMC ownership ultimately led to the Dell deal, which created decay and malaise within the organization.
What was once an awesome and fun company to work for became a depressing, drudgery and paperwork-filled Office Space like nightmare. I had absolutely no motivation to do anything at VMware in the last few years and wallowed in reorg after reorg until the company finally just started getting rid of its employees on a large scale.
Great place to hide if you want to do little work and collect a salary.
Dying technology and rapidly encroaching irrelevance in the marketplace will destroy your enthusiasm