VCE Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
195 Reviews

3.5
195 Reviews
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VCE CEO Praveen Akkiraju
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No doubt one of the best products (Vblock) in Cloud Computing and Converged Infrastructure (in 14 reviews)

  • Very fast paced which is not for everyone but it drives me (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible work/life balance (expect 80-hour work weeks) (in 8 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great work culture

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at VCE as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Helpful management and good work life balance

    Cons

    dont give fall internships (in general)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I could never imagine working anywhere else....

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    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Marlboro, MA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Marlboro, MA

    I have been working at VCE as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast pace, always exciting, great group of people, small enough that you aren't just a fish in a pond but an employee with a name that every one knows, highly visible, great product, leader in the industry, and the opportunity to be part of this growing exciting environment!

    Cons

    I don't think this is a con but it could be to other people -- this is considered a start up environment, things change often and fast, the pace is fast and furious so some weeks you are working more than other weeks, but it is all about organization and time management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    If you have passion and a vision, this is the place for you!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at VCE as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are great
    Management cares about your opinion
    Passion, fast-paced, feel part of something big
    Ability to be cross-trained
    Good team work
    Exploding growth
    Job security

    Cons

    Not a lot of free time
    Can be unorganized at times
    Hard to keep up at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have fast-track programs for employees who want to move up, try to create better work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    So far so good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at VCE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very rapid onboarding process and getting setup with all IT resources. Definite possibilties to transform current business operations across a variety of industries.

    Cons

    Lots of people working remotely, which is a bit of an adjustment (not really a negative, just different)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fast-paced, energizing, dynamic company

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at VCE full-time

    Pros

    Real opportunities to make a difference and advance.
    Leading edge technology
    Never a boring moment!
    Brilliant and fun people to work with.

    Cons

    As a fairly new company, we are still experiencing growing pains. But to be expected with such incredible growth in 4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the energy and flexibility alive at VCE. Don't let it become another EMC or Cisco.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    driving at 110 MPH........but love it....

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    Current Employee - Customer Advocate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Advocate in New York, NY

    I have been working at VCE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Made the move from EMC to VCE. Wow I am honored to be working with so many talented people. I was a bit scared that if I will be able to cope the work load but after 6 months that I have been here, I can say it has been a bumpy ride but here at VCE what makes the difference is the people you work with. My Team is just superb, many time I did not know the answer but the team was there to back me up and get me what I need to get the job done. Plenty of Training available to get you up to speed. I am here to stay and serve Customer NY Style.

    Cons

    Leadership is fantastic, but I do see we need more people but Management is aware and working on it. If you are not use to working 12+ hrs on a daily basis this is probably not the right place, move on. But I am putting the time and learning all I can. I would like to see Management update meeting on a Quarterly basis and how they are improving employees work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.....I think we will go over 2500 V-Block around the globe. Perks are great here. Love the bonus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Exciting & energetic high growth company

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Dynamic environment that offers plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself. As a smaller company you have a real impact into how things get done and how to improve. Everybody is willing to help. Benefits are superb . Rapid expansion provides numerous chances for promotions to top performers.

    Cons

    Very tight space that should improve soon. " Always On" culture that can impact work / life balance but great flexibility otherwise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your people with better work environment and encourage downtime. Improve cross functional communications.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Leading edge technology company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very innovative technology within the product portfolio.

    Cons

    Very few advancement opportunities within the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Startup Mentality-- not a good Work/Life balance

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Richardson, TX

    I worked at VCE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great product. Very sharp people. VBlock has made significant impact on the industry. Company has experienced phenomenal growth.

    Cons

    Startup Mentality-- not a good Work/Life balance. Management expectations are that you focus on the company first, life second. Unrealistic expectations for people coming from another industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Organized Chaos

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VCE for more than 3 years

    Pros

    New company with a lot of room to grow.

    Cons

    Constant changes, inconsistency, lack of documented processes, and little to no accountability for the managers & supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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