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VMware Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
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Pros
  • UK organisation trying hard on soft management areas such as work life balance (in 103 reviews)

  • Great technology and this company definitely adds credibility to your resume (in 96 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is determined by your manager (mine was a known workaholic) (in 67 reviews)

  • The company once slim and trim has grown many folds; bloating the middle management (in 75 reviews)

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    Education Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Education Sales in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Education Sales in Austin, TX

    I worked at VMware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Innovative Technology, solid and reptuable services to stand behind in a sales meeting

    Cons

    MGNT is ever-changing, communication of changing leadership was lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication needs to improve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people who need leadership, not 'metrics based' management...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Virtual Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Virtual Sales Representative in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    VMware has great technology, culture, and individuals contributors. There is a good amount of training and focus on developing your career, work life balance, great benefits. Actual compensation is below market.

    Cons

    The sales model is a partner / reseller model. However, the sales organization does not do enough to make their partners successful.
    There are too many former Dell people in middle management in the Sales organization. They are taking the positive, value-based selling approach the company was built on to be purely focused call metrics.
    Also, there is very little opportunity to move up in the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only way to reach the long range corporate goals is to strengthen the partner network

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience and environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Austin, TX

    I have been working at VMware as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working at a leading technology company that is always innovating is a great motivator. Being an R&D Engineering recruiter allows me to see multiple different product teams across our business units and continually work on challenging positions. I get to compare our compensation information to other top tech firms in the Bay are know we are competitive. Culture is a big part of this and VMware's culture is EPICC (Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customers, Community) and from my experience the willingness to help others is a common trait. I have not run into many folks with over inflated egos. Work environment is good and we frequently have happy hour events where people from different teams get together.

    Cons

    I have been here for over 3 years now and there are little cons to discuss. We have challenges in many different areas like any company whether large, medium, or small. I can only speak to my experience though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Hired me, then laid me off in 11 days due to budgetary cuts.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Optimization Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Process Optimization Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at VMware as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Able to work remotely, friendly co-workers, flexible hours, willingness to listen to new ideas, "green" culture, free snacks, breakfast, and food.

    Cons

    IT infrastructure is poorly developed, service tickets take a long time to complete, lack of cross-departmental engagement and transparency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire someone for a job before your budget is approved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company, product and C-Level Leadership...sales leadership is out of touch.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Account Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Account Representative in Austin, TX

    I have been working at VMware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation time, free snacks, free breakfast on Fridays

    Cons

    Sales leadership is out of touch with employees. Low Morale. Unattainable quotas with quarterly account and territory churn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your customers, employees and partners. Stop treating customers and employees as interchangeable parts and numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at VMware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work culture and people. VMware really cares about it's people and wants its people to enjoy work while succeeding in their career. They promote family and work-life balance as well as amazing benefits. There is a lot of training available and a lot of career paths to move towards

    Cons

    It is hard to advance in your career unless you network a LOT. That seems to be with most corporate jobs but definitely it isn't always about who is most qualified. You also have to find your own career path, management does not do a good job helping their underlings in career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is better to take the best of various business models and create a successful business plan vs modeling the company after another local company that hasn't done that well over the past 6 years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Intern in Austin, TX

    I have been working at VMware as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Culture, great atmosphere, great pay.

    Cons

    none thus far, everything has been great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Dynamic, Collaborative Place to Work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Smart employees, flexibility and strong values!

    VMware is a organized chaos at it's best. Opinions matter, work matters, delivering matters. Preconceived ways of getting things done doesn't happen here, honestly it's refreshing.

    Cons

    We're growing so quickly it can be too dynamic for some. I love it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The clear priorities have really helped - SDDC, EUC, Hybrid Cloud

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    What a shame

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at VMware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Incredible software solution that can and will transform the IT industry. And Palo Alto apparently. The culture in Austin is bad.

    Cons

    Micro-management at its finest. It is and will drive all talent to other options. The inside sales organization has been transformed from a demand generating business unit into nothing more than a call center. Austin management team is clueless and clearly in a self preservation mode to justify their existence. Sales is pulled in so many different directions even the best and smartest are failing. This no longer for true sales people. It may be a great job for people that enjoy spinning 100s of plates and herding 100s of cats...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire middle management that have actually held a sales role. The ability to email spread sheets and metrics is not working

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of work but a great environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX

    I have been working at VMware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are excellent and the culture is extremely important to the folks working at VMware. Unlimited vacation. Great benefits, 401k plan, health, dental, food/drinks at the campus.

    Cons

    Job advancement is tough due to a lack of focus on development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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