VMware Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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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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  1. Senior Manager HR

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Human Resources in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Human Resources in Austin, TX

    I have been working at VMware

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Have worked here for 8.5 years and have loved every minute. Have and manager that just allows me to work and express myself everyday. You are allowed to be creative, use the outer reaches of your imagination and be encouraged to bring it to the table and people will listen. Fast, dynamic, rewarding and filled with generally nice people that's VMware.

    Cons

    The sun doesn't always shine in Texas

  2. Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at VMware

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leading technology in virualiazation with expert people around.

    Cons

    Sometime internal grouping palys a role.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  3. Love this company

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    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Been here for nearly a decade and have seen explosive growth and still continue to love my job every singe day. Always exciting, you get to have fun while working on some really interesting and impactful business challenges. There are lots of opportunities to leverage your area of expertise. Still feel like I make a difference in what I do. What I work on matters.

    Cons

    I don't work on campus and wish I did. The headquarters in Palo Alto is just amazing!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

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  5. Briefing Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Briefing Coordinator in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Contractor - Briefing Coordinator in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at VMware as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    VMware has a beautiful 100 + acre campus, great workplace amenities, a convenient location in Palo Alto, and a friendly company culture.

    Cons

    Frequent organizational restructuring and office politics

    Advice to Management

    I would love to see VMware develop a leadership mentor program that paired successful members of upper management with small diverse and motivated groups of young employees/interns.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Contract Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The team is great, the company moves fast and thus you are required to think fast, act fast and deliver.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company

  7. Technical Support Infra

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VMware

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Young and progressive company that has been a gems changer

    Cons

    growing pains due to rapid growth

    Advice to Management

    Save money of via processes versus outsourcing

  8. Helpful (1)

    It is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VMware

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent amenities and facilities, wonderful work-life balance.

    Cons

    unnecessary partition of organization into dev and support

  9. Helpful (1)

    Lots of smart people eager to help the customer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Lots of smart people
    - Good work environment

    Cons

    - Sometimes people are too stuck on virtualization

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  10. Good company, but not for freshers

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very cool culture. Mostly good team and managers across the organization.

    Cons

    Too big to get noticed immediately. Little bit late promotion process, but it happens, when team grows bigger.
    Some politics / bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up good work, product needs no advertisement, but should try harder to keep up with the market products. Some people lost faith in the future, which can be made really good. Hope VMware will emerge as market leader once.

  11. It has been an interesting place to work

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of technology and very fast paced

    Cons

    As a contractor not much information is shared as far as what is going on in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge your contractors as they are an integral part of the team as much as the employees are.

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