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Updated August 30, 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
  • You really have to drive your own work-life balance (in 67 reviews)

  • Middle management spans the whole spectrum: Manager to VP (in 75 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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    EPIC!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    VMware Foundation empowers employees to give back to their local communities... both time, talent and 100% match of donations. They even sent $30,000 in free software to a local non-profit because I simply asked to help them - sincere, meaningful impact. Palo Alto campus is outstanding, with a great vibe and culture! Great technology and solutions that truly save companies millions... and saves the planet, by reducing power, cooling and floor space.

    Cons

    Virtual Office / Home Office is very much removed from the outstanding campus culture in Palo Alto... so keep this in mind. Starting to be a BIG company now.


  2. Good company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VMware full-time

    Pros

    - Good team members - Good Perk

    Cons

    - You can sometimes lost in the crowd


  3. VMware Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    An amazing place to intern. Everyone is extremely helpful and extraordinarily smart.

    Cons

    No free lunch provided here :)

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to remain relevant with third platform rising


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  5. Excellent Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great solutions; lots of passionate and smart people; many opportunities around the world in commercial as well as Public Sector; great work life balance

    Cons

    hiring process and candidate referrals are somewhat nebulous; can be political at times so depending on who you're working for, advancement can be challenging

    Advice to Management

    continue to listen to your staff; continue to emphasize training and education; don't skimp on conferences such as VMworld, as these are extremely valuable for increasing knowledge and awareness and networking relationships


  6. Senior Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I love the company culture which is more well-rounded than the average Silicon Valley high profile public companies. If I have to compare it with other companies, it's somewhere in between Google and Amazon - have some fun, well respected in the enterprise world, but not as crazy as Amazon in the work/life balance.

    Cons

    It's become a lot bigger and less growth opportunities available for new comers or even old-timers. It has the potential to become Oracle/IBM - that's a double-edge sword - and currently it's a bit uncertain if/when VMware does acquire the parent company, EMC.

    Advice to Management

    Don't acquire EMC. VMware is very different than EMC, and keep both companies separate would be in the best interest of both parties. (Three cases in point: PayPal separated from Ebay, Symantec sold Veritas, and Alphabet keeps YouTube from Google. Enough said.)


  7. Marjeting Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment annd just a good company to work for

    Cons

    Most job opportunities are in CA


  8. Structured program

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    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    1. Good pay 2. Structured program - 12 weeks with a mentor and a manager with a lot of activities in between

    Cons

    1. Nothing specific I could think of.


  9. Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership, strong brand, well positioned product mix

    Cons

    better alignment among the business units would drive faster growth.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work!


  10. Good work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VMware (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Telecommuting Good bonuses Good stock options

    Cons

    Work not very challenging


  11. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great technology Interesting projects Executives seem to care about employees I think this is a great place to work

    Cons

    We are starting to see some of the challenges of a big company. More process, tighter controls, slowing growth. Tech debt is a big part of most of the engineering teams.



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