I’ve been looking for more information, both internal and external, about VMware the company. Today, I came across a post from an early VMware employee about what it’s like working as an engineer at VMware. The post explains some of what I’ve observed here. It’s on Quora, a place where I didn’t expect to find such information, and certainly not with footnotes!
I especially like that I’m seeing a lot of very forward-thinking work happening, explained here as a “willingness to tackle research problems”. VMware seems willing to try things out and let the chips fall where they may. I’m starting research on one of these areas soon. And while I’m only a few weeks in, I see the people around me working reasonable hours, which is a significant (and significantly positive) change from what I’d become used to.
While I’m sure that things have changed since the author of this post left the company, my observations say that several things have stayed the same.