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Excellent workplace

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Burlington, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Burlington, ON (Canada)

I have been working at VMware full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

This is a company that offers great benefits to their employees as well as very nice treats such as catered lunch once per week, food and beverages every day.

Cons

The case load is always increasing as VMware expands their portfolio by acquiring other companies. The support personnel is not increased at the same rate.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Proactively hire TSEs to reduce case load of support engineers

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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    Excellent employer with a lot of drive and future possibilities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Camberley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Camberley, England (UK)

    I worked at VMware full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of future possibilities, growth potential but you shall be working for the core business. There many options outside the core that are very interesting and will give you more flexibility and reduced targets but they don’t last forever
    Technology is fantastic and the company spend a lot to make the products feature rich and with quality
    There is a very helpful atmosphere in the company and a we can do attitude

    Cons

    Even if there are a lot of possibilities you need to go get them yourself, no one will give you anything. Its a highly competitive organisation and you need to meet your targets. The company will use as much as they can from you and you have to be able to say no, else you fall the risk of working 24/7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share strategies earlier so that your employees have a chance to react and be ready

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Much to offer, but needs strength of leadership/stronger corp. culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at VMware full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent products and a great following from users. Salary and benefits are exceptional here, as well as the nice perks if you work in a branch office with a stronger sense of camaraderie.

    Good opportunities for those coming from outside and great products. Typically has high growth and shares success w/employees. FSA w/ $250 match, 401k match up to $6k, charitable match up to $3k, free snacks at branch offices, fun get togethers in UT, Palo Alto and Austin offices.

    Cons

    VMware is a large, impersonal company that has much to offer, but needs strength of leadership and management to establish a better culture remotely and give more potential to build a career path for employees. There is little development of employees even though they have tried to recognize the need over the past year in small, ineffective ways. It is a cultural shift that will have to take place to make real change.

    Remote employees are usually very isolated. Unfortunately, the layoff of 900 individuals on 1/31/2013 was an enormous shock for those outside of corporate. Instead of transitioning employees or offering other roles first before laying people off, those let go were told that VMware would be reshaping roles and would have 1000 new jobs announced in early 2013 that these employees should apply for. It seems that if this had been less of a knee-jerk reaction and more of a well-thought out shift, they could've prevented job loss, kept higher morale and current employees would not be drowning with work due to less headcount and absorbing the jobs of others. Work/life balance is suffering now for remaining employees as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a sales force that is less smug with high-morale, increase channel focus, build a strong corporate culture for advancement, charity through the VMware Foundation where local teams come together and develop employees for leadership opportunities/advancement. Give outstanding employees a chance at promotion and give recognition where deserved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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