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Updated Oct 15, 2014
Updated Oct 15, 2014
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    Revenue Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at VMware.

    Interview Details

    An initial phone screen with a recruiter. Resume is then sent to hiring manager for review. Second phone interview with a revenue manager. Finally, a in person interview (make sure to ask what building as my coordinator did not give me the correct building number..). Team is very nice, but for the Palo Alto location they will only hire individuals of asian and caucasian descent, regardless of your qualifications.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you think you can handle this position?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Legal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at VMware.

    Interview Details

    My first contact was with Luann Walsh. Luann is the best recruiter I have ever encountered. She was thorough, honest and responsive throughout the interview process. During our first meeting she primarily gathered information from me: my current role, the structure of the team, my interests and goals. She informed me that she would get back to me in two days to let me know if I would be a good fit; she called me back within two days. I went for an initial interview with the hiring manager shortly thereafter and we hit it off. After the interview with the hiring manager I met with Luann and she explained that the company was still trying to decide the right level of person for the position, but that I was a strong candidate. Shortly thereafter she reached out to me and informed me that the company was going to hold off on hiring for the position, but she would let me know if/when things changed. Several months later I received a call from Luann asking if I was still interested in the position. Within 2 weeks I had six interviews set up with various people in the legal department, including the General Counsel. Everyone I met with was fabulous: high energy, excited about what they do, honest about the pros and cons (I have been working at the company for a month now and all my impressions from the interview process hold true). After the interview Luann maintained regular contact with me, letting me know the status every step of the way. I always felt fully informed and that everyone truly cared about my feelings throughout the process. One notable experience was that when I sent thank you notes to everyone I interviewed with I received several responses to my thank you notes, including from the General Counsel. Those special touches go a long way to making a great experience.

    Interview Questions
    • I cannot think of anything specific that I was asked during the interview process.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    As an attorney, I tried to negotiate everything: base salary, stock, sign-on bonus...There was some movement in the sign-on bonus. The package they offered was great and I am very happy with the outcome.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Manager, Global Mobility Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at VMware in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    The process was easy. I worked with a coordinator to schedule times. Everyone was prompt and the interviews went smoothly. I went through 6 live interviews, scheduled in blocks of 3, then I had a follow-up phone interview. I had an offer w/in 2 weeks of my first interview.

    Interview Questions
    • I went into the interviews prepared. I was not thrown by any questions. I did have one interviewer go through my resume' and ask about each job change, which was a first.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Fairly simple, not much back and forth.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at VMware in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was efficient and to the point. There were no questions that showed the interviewer was lazy. The interviewer really cared about placing the right person in this position for quality delivery in a concentrated time-frame.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you deliver a project when there are two conflicting directives issued by your manager and your manager's manager?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Interview Details

    HR screen. Was told I would receive a call from hiring mgr. Silence. HR screen repeated some months later for what seemed to be the same job, but was actually a different role. Progress to full day on site with HR, hiring mgr, 3 other "stakeholders" from related departments. HR was 45 minutes late to kick off that in person all day process.

    Interview Questions
    • no difficult questions per se. focus on past histroy, successess   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at VMware.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for a position in Networking and Security BU...
    Twice the phone interview was scheduled and the guy never showed up.
    Very unprofessional attitude by this team. So I told them I'm not interested !!

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at VMware in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter was very professional in her approach all through the process.

    The biggest turn-off for me was the attitude of the hiring manager. He lacked the basic values, awareness and interpersonal skills needed to interact with experienced professionals, and failed to address important questions on the project and what the team is looking for.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • I was interviewed by the technical lead who asked me, "you've worked at XXX for years, you must be burned out."   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Tech Ops Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at VMware in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process went well, but it took a while. The process starts off with a phone screen and then if you pass that you will get scheduled with an onsite interview. The onsite took about five hours and was very thorough.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I felt that they were offering their best and it was a competitive offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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