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VMware Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
1,397 Reviews
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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    VP

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Cool technology and a great group of guys if right leadership

    Cons

    EMC influence and culture drove the team building effort down the drain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    separate yourself from EMC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Vmware

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work at and really good work-life balance.
    Good work culture in the group I am in.
    Management chain is very open and lets you know where you stand with your peers

    Cons

    Not to many cons in my current role
    Far from where I live, but that is made up by the good work-life balance.
    They could offer free food and free gym or at least one or the other for all the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    products, people, benefits, flexibility, open work culture

    Cons

    getting into another corporate company mode, BUs needs to come together. Higher level direction needs to be reset to work as one single team as oppose to competing between business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to politics due to BU structure, ask everyone to keep things simple, lot of new VPs driving their own things

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff, Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff, Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance
    Laid back
    strong vision and strong market hold/growth
    no fixed time off schedule, unlimited vacation days
    good perks
    good training classes

    Cons

    management needs to appreciate talent
    need more leaders
    need better hiring strategies, has become less selective
    better talent retention schemes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be competitive with the market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work with caring people but could work on the business model.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Strong sense of teamwork and working together to get things done

    Cons

    Management sometimes can be lost in the vision...lacks a coherent strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get employees to buy into the long term strategy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pen Test engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pen Test Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Pen Test Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and in house training

    Cons

    Importance given to senior level engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push up the new engineers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer II in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer II in Broomfield, CO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, lots of perks, fun/laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Tough jobs, but so is any support job. Some engineers that have never really had a bad job think this one is horrible. Its funny, they usually leave for more money then come back a year later after dealing with an employer that doesn't care as much as VMware does.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Wonderful company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Operations Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Network Operations Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Wonderful work culture. Fantastic campus amenities. You would not expect such a wonderful work environment from a big company.

    Cons

    I have no complaints. I had no negative experiences here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    VMware is an industry leader in Cloud technologies. Company is trying to stay ahead of competition though there is not much competition. Excellent salary, benefits, flexible vacation plans.

    Cons

    The middle management is not good and clueless. The projects are poorly planned. EMC, the parent company influences majority of decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Product Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Great products and great place for engineers

    Cons

    Product management doesn't have much influence on engineering

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep you engineers happy

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