Bad name vs no name companies

VMware ()()()()
Aug 27 42 Comments

Just occurred to me - should be relevant on Blind, where so many are preoccupied with "prestige" of the company, whatever that means - that some relatively big names are actually worse on your resume, than noname companies. Example: Cisco, IBM, Oracle. I wonder about VMware - and inclined to include it into the same list, as a stain on your resume.

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TOP 42 Comments
  • Microsoft
    Tier 1

    Microsoft

    BIO
    #1 in Prestige
    Tier 1more
    What does VMware even do these days? Isn’t their product done?
    Aug 27 11
    • Bank of America / Product Quacky
      Its IBM and vmware talking they wouldnt know a good product if it slapped them in the face, they both got by through early market options
      Aug 28
    • ^ says someone working for a bank. Lmaooooo
      Aug 28
    • Bank of America / Product Quacky
      It's true but at least it's not my companies primary purpose
      Aug 28
    • I'm not sitting here advocating for my company. I know what I do and how my skills are proceeding way faster then if I was a mule elsewhere. And I definitely wouldn't take a vacation at a bank and stop growing my skillset
      Aug 28
    • Bank of America / Product Quacky
      Honestly this vacation has been great, I'm completly refreshed and ready to start ramping again 😎
      Aug 28
  • VMware ()()()()
    OP
    Also wonder about Apple....
    Aug 27 5
    • Workday / Product tdf
      Lol wtf!
      Aug 27
    • Apple MyYO05
      We make phones and we are 20x VMware. Worry about yourself lol
      Aug 27
    • Oh so you're trolling
      Aug 27
    • VMware ()()()()
      OP
      Apple - your hardware is pretty good, actually. So I might be wrong putting AAPL on this list. But the software is shit, and I also happen to know some people who went to work there, in software.

      PS: yeah, I am worried about myself, big time!
      Aug 27
    • Apple's software is shit? When's the last time you tried to use a VMware software product?
      Aug 27
  • Oracle / Eng elondust
    Oracle on my resume stinked even it only lasted 10month. Cisco though I have many samples from my current coworker proves the same. They all suck.
    Aug 27 5
    • How do you know Oracle was the cause of your problems though?
      Aug 27
    • He A/B tested two copies of the resume - one with an unexplained gap in employment and one with Oracle.

      The one with the employment gap had a better conversion rate.
      Aug 27
    • Lange stop trolling
      Aug 27
    • Oracle / Eng elondust
      Side story one of my coworker often brags about: when he worked for Cisco, he asked to work remotely in Seattle. During that time he basically disappeared and went to China and found another tech job with better pay. He just woke up in the night to take couple calls everyday and it lasted a year before somebody told on him and got him fired from Cisco.
      Aug 27
    • Can you say how you think Oracle sinked your resume?
      Aug 27
  • Yelp / Eng sJJv80
    I would gladly hire someone who worked at Cisco, Oracle, or IBM over anybody from Facebook or Palantir.
    Aug 27 4
    • VMware ()()()()
      OP
      I think it's safe to assume no one cares who you'd hire :)
      Aug 27
    • Yelp / Eng sJJv80
      Probably not, but I’m gonna shitpost about it anyway. 😂
      Aug 27
    • Google testing74
      People really hate Palantir and JUUL here.
      Aug 28
    • Yelp / Eng sJJv80
      Oh, yeah, add Juul to the list. Thanks!
      Aug 28
  • Technically it matters more what you are doing then who you work for. Working for a shitter company may actually be better for your skills because you may deal with harder situations. But I agree the industry is bias by names of companies (even myself)
    Aug 27 1
    • Indeed Decider
      “Working for a shitter company may actually be better for your skills because you may deal with harder situations.”

      Found a mature adult on Blind. Rare!
      Aug 28
  • Google PCBro
    I would put all of those companies in tier 3.
    Aug 27 1
    • Cisco smallz
      All depends on the work you do and the title you hold
      Aug 28
  • Amazon / Eng AMZNBucks
    Okay Oracle is not as bad as Cisco. And Cisco is nowhere near as shit tier bad as IBM.
    Aug 27 2
    • Google testing74
      And IBM can't even get close to as bad as Amazon
      Aug 28
    • Amazon / Eng AMZNBucks
      😂😂😂 okay sure
      Aug 28
  • Amazon / Eng SmkWdEvyDy
    Solid troll post. 8/8
    Aug 27 0
  • Concur / Eng Dr. Monkey
    Only a problem if you have a resume.
    Aug 27 0
  • Eventbrite eChG38
    Thoughts on Salesforce?
    Aug 27 1
  • Square / Eng Tom@Jerry
    Always thought IBM was alright
    Oct 10 0
  • Facebook xnor
    If you’re from the ESX side of things at VMware, its very well respected. If you write Java stuff, its like Having Oracle on your resume.
    Aug 27 0