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VMware Reviews in Palo Alto, CA

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

Pat Gelsinger

(117 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work!

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsBest talent in the industry, innovation focused, lots of opportunity and interesting work to do.

    ConsAggressive timelines and too much to do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe proactive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience as an MBA Intern

    MBA Intern (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsExtremely smart people with impressive backgrounds throughout the company. People are willing to help and talk about their own experiences if you're proactive to schedule some time with them. I only have Finance perspective, but I never got the feeling that you would be "tied down" to a specific group or team, and rotations to other groups were encouraged.

    ConsWith so much recent growth, there isn't much standardization between groups and it felt like there is a lot of catch up work to meet the growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    VMware is a great company!

    Manager, User Experience (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsI loved worked on amazing products with amazing people and having the opportunity to build out a team there.

    ConsEngineers can be stubborn and think they should own user experience design.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing. The shareholders love it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for as an intern

    Member of Technical Staff Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsFantastic pay, benefits and perks.

    ConsLunch is not free, snacks are repetitive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Smart people, great pay, opportunities for advancement

    Web Developer (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsSmart people, great pay, benefits, paid training, paid commute, opportunities for advancement

    ConsTeams work in silos, not as collaborative as some might like, no free breakfast/lunch

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    excellennt

    Escalation (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    Prosfriendly place to work, lots of interesting people

    Consparking is terrible, they are growing faster than their physical space.

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't low ball new hires.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work, treats interns extremely well

    User Experience Engineer (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsProjects provide opportunity to make a real impact
    Strong team bonding
    Excellent pay
    Strong intern program
    Free intern housing
    Transportation pass
    Free shuttle to work

    ConsIntern housing changes every year and may or may not involve a long commute.
    Projects are very independent and you get as much experience and guidance out of them as you want and ask for.
    Intern hack-a-thon lasted two weeks and did not provide a lot of motivation for participants to finish -overall could have been run better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be nice to have some more training on current technologies such as prototyping techniques and javascript libraries.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    MTS

    Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    Pros1. Good culture so far
    2. Balanced life
    3. Nice pay
    4. Great place to sharp your skills and give back to the products
    5. People are nice

    Cons1. Must be focused. No one is responsible for your career. You can stop learning and get lay off someday and can't find new job if you just keep complaining and do/learn nothing.
    2. Do what you have to do and LEARN. Don't be a brown nose and tried to cater to boss but learn nothing.
    3. Need more drive force to innovation. Don't talk but DO.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to start your career

    Member of Technical Staff II (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsCompensation + Benefits. Nice campus. Smart + helpful people.
    I work in the Networking & Security business unit and it has got pretty good work culture. You have a freedom of choosing projects that you want to work on.

    ConsWeak release management. Need more transparency with respect to decision making.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop doing periodic re-orgs, stop acquiring "cloud" start-ups and concentrate on core virtualization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun place to work at!

    Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    Proswork on challenging projects, interact with different stake holders in eco system

    ConsSometimes confusing upper management messages/decesions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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