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Updated Apr 12, 2014
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Program Manager Interview

Program Manager
Austin, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at VMware.

Interview Details – Once you get passed HR the process is easy. Know what you are talking about, have the relevant experience and you'll be fine.

Interview Question – You need to launch a project in 90 days. What do you do?   Answer Question

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Marketing Manager Interview

Marketing Manager
Palo Alto, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at VMware in August 2013.

Interview Details – I interviewed at VWMare twice, and both experiences were strangely simliar. First, the hiring manager thought I was great and a good fit, and seemed ready to have me start right away.

Then I met the hiring manager's manager -- and in both cases, it was a disaster.

The first senior manager showed up very late to a 5pm meeting saying they had been through interviews all day long, and commented, "I think I must have seen your resume." That's not something to inspire confieence in a prospective hire. The person was obviously in poor health and exhausted. Unfortunately, I presented a copy of my resume -- note to self: never do that again -- and we spent the next 20 minutes discussing the definitions of the terms in my objective paragraph... they were just too tired to think clearly and kept asking random questions that were off-topic. It was a waste of time.

In the second round of interviews for a similar position, the senior manager showed up (again) late, 20 minutes into a 30-minute interview. I tried to give short answers but they seemed unsatisfied and we never connected, then they had to run off to another meeting, complaining about how the recruiters don't allow enough time.

For the first job, I was told I would "not get along with the team." For the second, I never heard back from the recruiter.

Interview Question – I was interviewed by the technical lead who asked me, "you've worked at XXX for years, you must be burned out."   View Answer

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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
New York, NY

I applied online - interviewed at VMware in October 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online. A little clumsy. Contacted by HR screener. Reasonable conversation. They went dark for two months before they called me back. Now that want to do the process yesterday. A little frustrating but ok. The actual interviews are fair and reasonable.

Interview Question – "What one thing would you improve about yourself"   Answer Question

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Technical Consultant Interview

Technical Consultant

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at VMware.

Interview Details – The interview process was grueling to say the least. It consisted of 8 phone interviews, followed by a half day of 30 min, in person interviews, followed by a group interview.
The depth of questions was challenging in both technical as we as business.

Interview Question – "Please define Risk"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very easy !

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Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at VMware

Interview Details – On Campus

Interview Question – So, as a freshman how will you be able to contribute to VMware?   Answer Question

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Lead Development Representative Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Austin, TX

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at VMware.

Interview Details – "Hiring Blitz:" 3 step process

1. Company presentation- present company information in front of two hiring managers, then sit down standard 2:1 interview.

2. Sales Simulation- Call "client" (managers in different room) and go through a sales simulation and sales transcript. Then standard 2:1 interview with two different managers.

3. Interview- Move into a room with two other managers for a sit down lengthy 2:1 interview.

Interview Question – What is the current market capitalization of VMware?   Answer Question

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Difficult Interview

Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

Senior Member of Technical Staff
Palo Alto, CA

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at VMware in September 2013.

Interview Details – Initial communication with HR who asked why do you want to join VmWare & what do you know about the products etc. Followed by phone screen which turned out to be coding round.
F2F was 9 rounds including 1 with HR. All 8 were coding rounds on white board & included mostly data structures. However, 4 rounds were pretty similar.

Interview Question – Write the implementation for LRUMap.   Answer Question

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Product Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Palo Alto, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at VMware in October 2013.

Interview Details – Reached out to a recruiter on LinkedIn. After initial phone screen was asked to speak to the Hiring Manager.

Hiring manager phone went really well we covered the role, product, expectations, my experience and products that I like.
Next I was asked to speak to a Project Manager that managed the engineering team - the interviewer was down to earth; explained nuances of the role and overall a great experience.

I was invited for an onsite interview - while they were scheduling the interview - I got another offer and hence they scrambled to schedule the interview one week before they would have ideally liked to.

Onsite interview was excellently scheduled with 3 1:1's with 3 pairs of interviewers:
1. Lunch interview hiring manager - he asked me about questions that I would like to be answered over the course of interviews.
2. Interview with Project Manager that I had spoken to before - in person he was a gem of an interviewer.
3. First group Interview with Director and a Sr. Product Marketing Manager - they had some real life practical and theoretical product management questions. All in all I thought the interview went really well.
4. Group Interview with pair of engineers - productive conversation
5. Group interview with second pair of engineers - different conversation but pleasant nevertheless
6. Interview with another Sr. Director that was previously involved in the product. It was a brief 10 minute interview
7. Finally the Hiring manager came back again and I had 15 minute conversation including my feedback - anything that I wish knew before I interviewed for the role.

The recruiter had promised that I will get the feedback the next day. As in cue, the recruiter told me that the interview panel really liked me and I had great PM experience but at thsi time they would pass on me as they are looking to hire someone more senior.

Interview Question – Would you be able to present in front of 1000 people?
Let's say the engineering team comes to you saying they could release only 4 out of 5 must have features planned for the release? Would yous till go with the release?
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Inside Sales Representative Interview

Inside Sales Representative

Interviewed at VMware

Interview Details – It was fantastic, very detailed

Interview Question – To explain and overcome failures   Answer Question

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Inside Sales Representative Interview

Inside Sales Representative
Austin, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at VMware in April 2012.

Interview Details – very lengthy process and multiple interviews. They bring in many people at once and it is very tedious

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