VCE Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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Pros
  • No doubt one of the best products (Vblock) in Cloud Computing and Converged Infrastructure (in 15 reviews)

  • Very fast paced which is not for everyone but it drives me (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Terrible work/life balance (expect 80-hour work weeks) (in 10 reviews)

  • Too many "rich" parent companies calling the shots (in 11 reviews)

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  1. My experience has been positive, I would recommend this company to other as a good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VCE

    Pros

    Typical days are different and exciting, as the company is experiencing rapid growth as a market leader. The organization sponsors and provides both personal and career development.

    Cons

    General systems need to be streamlined to reduce waste and improve operating efficiency. Overall, internal communication needs improvement. As a result of these inefficiencies there exist some duplicity of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing because the model clearly works. Incremental improvements that should be made include improving communication channels, improving technology to reduce manual work and redundancies. Finally, provide clearer internal paths for career advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 4 people found this helpful

    Financially rewarding & excellent tech, yet high stress, poor work-life balance and toxic culture.

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    Current Employee - VArchitect in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - VArchitect in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at VCE

    Pros

    VCE boasts good compensation and lots of career growth potential. They command a huge marketplace with tremendous upside for those who work in sales. Financial backing from industry juggernauts EMC, Cisco and VMware can provide stability and future viability. As the leader in the converged infrastructure market, VCE is consistently lauded by tech analysts for their many technical innovations, which are proving highly valuable to its customers.

    Cons

    Poisonous culture, empire building and politics plague VCE. Very few internal activities are straight forward and simple. There is little truth to the suggestion by others here that these challenges are merely hallmarks of a fast-paced, growing startup-like company. We have nothing but half-realized processes and red tape. Most decisions are made in vacuum. Leadership is purely driven by short-term gain--they mortgage the future this awesome company for marketshare and sales now. Efficient and effective communication is the exception. Good products, sheer brute force and many career casualties are what put VCE on the map and always at the expense of its most vital asset, people. Management/leadership style is simply to beat submission out of employees, the ecosystem and even customers. The EMC machine will likely destroy what good remains at VCE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put VCE as a company first over yourselves and your own personal success. Stop the short-term gain focused decision making. Focus on excellence and quality. Anyone can put up big numbers when they buy business from customers, so please stop rewarding these people and instead reward those who focus on quality and profitability. Improve communication and internal transparency. Listen to the people who made it possible for you to exist where you do. Just because we're owned by EMC doesn't mean we have to be just like them.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. vArchitect

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VCE

    Pros

    Great group of colleagues. very eager to help one another.

    Cons

    immature sales tools... takes multiple attempts to get the cfg correct..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great company, direction and leadership

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    Current Employee - VArchitect in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - VArchitect in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    Solid and consistent product / solution offering with various advantages with regard to time to market, business value and competitive nature

    Cons

    Tools and processes can be a bit of a challenge. Internal teams and resources are working feverishly to increase productivity of aforementioned tools and processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow and evolve the company organically while retaining valuable resources by ensuring work-life balance is top of mind as well as personal and professional growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great products, great company, focussed culture.

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    Current Employee - Senior VArchitect in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior VArchitect in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at VCE full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They'll fill you with certifications and give you an on-boarding experience second to none. Lots of opportunity for anyone willing to put in the effort. Work-life balance about what you'd expect from an EMC company but they're improving on that. Great products and company vision. Serious commitment to customer satisfaction and success. Leading the way in converged infrastructure.

    Cons

    Workhard culture. Sales management 110% focused on numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a little more attention to work-life balance, especially for the tech folks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    Think twice about coming to work here. You will be disappointed!

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    4 weeks paid vacation, plus regular company holidays, 4 days off during 4th of July.

    Cons

    Lack of vision, poor leadership / management, lack of communication, the blind training the blind, unprofessional work environment, lack of respect for peers, no communication between departments, very dysfunctional organization, chaos, lack of work/ life balance, extremely high turnover, poor training, poor tools available to perform your work. VCE is the worst place that I have ever worked, this is no joke. Such a disappointment. The overall vision for the company is great, but getting that vision to transfer to the various departments, VCE fails. VCE is such a disappointment. **** Oh, note, all the positive reviews you see of the site was due to VCE sending out an email to employees to receive free swag, so everyone signed up for free VCE shirts, and other gifts due to make up for all the bad reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send all management to leadership, ethics and emotional intelligence training. Put some training manuals together, let's not have the blind leading the blind. In general, just do the right thing for your customers, employees and investor companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful

    Sr. vArchitect

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    Current Employee - Senior VArchitect in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior VArchitect in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good compensation & benefits
    Solid product

    Cons

    Work balance is non-existence
    You have to be part of inner circle to advanced or get promoted.
    Processes are broken and year after year you hear same promises of improvement.
    Half of the AM are clueless how to sell and what to sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of top-bottom communication.
    Value your employees, help them do their best, trust them, recognize them.
    There is no manager evaluation which is not constructive if you have someone who should not be in that position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Terrific people and market opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VCE

    Pros

    Very fast growing company with strong support from EMC

    Cons

    Tactical orientation to strategy and planning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. IT MANAGER

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VCE

    Pros

    State Benefits are very good

    Cons

    Low pay because of state gov't

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Cloud Operations Intern

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    Former Employee - Cloud Operations Inter in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Cloud Operations Inter in Richardson, TX

    I worked at VCE

    Pros

    Awesmoe company to work for, great pay for an intern and fun coworkers. And alot good food places around the building yo eat at

    Cons

    Cons the department need more people to better assist the growth of the department. Not really much downsides to working there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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