Joining VMware. Any tips?

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avg.guy

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avg.guymore
Oct 12 13 Comments

I suck at office politics. Leaving PayPal for same reason. Any tips to handle office politics better? I dont care too much about promotions or getting credit and just want to not get burned with office politics again. Its fresh start for me so preparing to start on right foot.

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  • New / Mktg
    SrZeroCool

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    SrZeroCoolmore
    Talk less, talk positive, and don't try to take sides
    Oct 12 2
    • PayPal
      avg.guy

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      avg.guymore
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      Makes sense. Thanks!
      Oct 12
    • VMware dev.null
      This is FANTASTIC advice IMHO.

      Also: be careful making friends at work. Some folks have less-than-noble intentions, sadly.
      Oct 12
  • Roku cruella
    I suck at office politics too.

    That's why I find Roku the best place for me. ☺️
    Oct 12 2
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      avg.guy

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      avg.guymore
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      How’s WLB there though? I have been interviewing with companies that have WLB (per friends) due to family circumstances. PayPal was good in that respect just that I couldn’t handle (or dodge) office politics well I guess.
      Oct 12
    • eBay tbgv
      Dear Roku recruiter,
      I know I've been ignoring your emails for a long time..
      But,
      blind != LinkedIn

      And in this post, he is only taking about VMWare
      Oct 12
  • VMware dev.null
    Don’t have any tips. Welcome to VMware. Hope this place works out well for you.
    Oct 12 0
  • VMware nsucks
    There's plenty of office politics at VMware, but Stay in your manager and director's good books and all will be well
    Oct 15 0
  • VMware BiggySmlz
    Honestly, it will depend on bu, manager and pay. If you are at top end for title, you will need to perform. If your manager does not know how to use you, oh well. January gift is your future. VMware makes cuts every year no matter what, your talent won't necessarily save you if you don't fit in.
    Oct 12 0
  • VMware blahatl
    Keep your heart at home and your mind at work.
    Oct 12 1
    • Roku cruella
      But wife needs my mind at home. And I need heart to pump blood at all times.
      Oct 12
  • VMware vDude!
    Don’t
    Oct 22 0
  • VMware techpunter
    It depends on the BU. WLB is something not good everywhere.
    Oct 22 0

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