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Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
1,453 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Great facilities and culture, management was on point, fun environment, interesting product

    Cons

    Teams feel isolated and appear to work in silos

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very typical consulting experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    I've been consulting around VMware products for partners for the last several years, it is nice to now have a channel back to the people who own the code when you encounter things in the field. Access to the next version of software to prepare before seeing it in the field in front of a customer is a plus. Benefits seem to be at the better end of what I've seen at my last 3 places of employment - 401k matching (decent match), Employee Stock Purchase Plan, good health care options. There appears to be opportunity to move into different roles within the company if you are looking for a new challenge but not looking to change companies.

    Cons

    Work-Life balance - No set number of vacation days, this could be an issue depending on who you work for. I'm used to having 3 weeks of vacation, don't think it would be an issue to do that now if my utilization is on target, but I have heard some managers might frown on taking 3 weeks off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Positive environment, many new acquisitions, unsure of overall strategy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    Positive culture and intelligent creative employees

    Cons

    Many acquisitions and they change their strategy often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent management but they need to be more informed in real time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Leading the industry in Cloud infrastructure

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Innovation and compensation are key reasons to work here. The environment is like a startup, but with a more mature focus.

    Cons

    Once the only player in the space, now competition is everywhere. Old habits die hard, and ways of doing business in the past are fairly set and this makes being nimble more challenging.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Innovative technology.

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

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

    Pros

    Working at VMware enabled me to be part of a company that is heavily invests in cutting edge technology. They pay well and offer excellent benefits.

    Cons

    In the years that I have been here, there has never been any clear and consistent direction of our executive leadership for their employees. I believe that VMware is a cutting edge R&D company but does not have a strong record on execution. Our accounts are constantly in a shuffle and internal processes are poorly designed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand that strategies must be flexible to remain current with the time, however, changing every half has been detrimental to many of the staff. Moral has been taken a hit as deals are lost, and customer frustration has become an all time high.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    VMware

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work place
    Excellent Culture
    Good Benefits
    Good lIfe work Balance

    Cons

    Challenging to move up
    tough Sales cycle Often extended to 6 Months+ for larger deals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct a day in the life of front line sales

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful job!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Everything I expected and more

    Cons

    Wish I had started sooner!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Growing

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

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of good things VMware is experiencing currently and proud to be a part of such a strong company.

    Cons

    Although VMware is a big company, they are still going through some pains a small company experiences. Nothing that will keep them from continuing to grow of course.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and coach them, stop trying to "manage" them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, Great benefits, future is bright..

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Time-off policy is a HUGE bonus, benefits are what you would expect at a large software company. Culture is outstanding. VMWare does a good job in involving its employees in local and national charity events, and in more ways than one.

    Cons

    Initial training/familiarization with company history takes some time, with little guidance. However, I do work at a remote location from the HQ.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for with an outstanding product portfolio and engineering talent. Need to find next growth wave

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at VMware

    Pros

    - great campus and office environment
    - flexible HR policies for time off
    - nice internal job market
    - good technology
    - great customer access

    Cons

    - historical growth driver (product family) is stalling
    - need to find the next growth target so search may last long
    - hard to emerge to top level is outsider

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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