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Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Solid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place, great tech, great people and most importantly great strategy

    Cons

    Very distributed, you must be good at working in a global dynamic company


  2. Great Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, constantly learning.

    Cons

    Never ending flow of work!


  3. Positive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Encouraging and Motivating Environment. Great scope for learning. Managers and Senior Team Members are very much approachable and helpful. Emphasizes on work life balance and values.

    Cons

    Nothing negative about the working environment.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Nice campus and pay | Not-so-interesting product roadmap | Some engineering teams do not code

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Pioneers of cloud software, it is THE company if you are a cloud computing enthusiast - Pretty good campus - Best place for systems engineering - You'll get to learn lots of low level stuff - Good pay - Nice events - Friday bashes, VMware unplugged, RADIO(limited admission) & VMWorld - Voice of VMware - A survey where you'll get to anonymously review your boss which is really great

    Cons

    - Be careful about the org you join, coz, some teams don't write significant code and all they do is things like bug triaging etc, which can be quite dangerous if you are a developer at heart - Some managers tend to nag the employees and some don't even give a sh*t and just slack off, both are not good - After couple of years, work can get routine and boring

    Advice to Management

    Be innovative, architect what's next than just saying it; create next game changing product like vSphere !


  6. Technical Editor/Writer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Technical Writer and Editor in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Contract Technical Writer and Editor in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work remotely, perks available to contractors (gym membership, special events, etc.), great manager, good company, interesting work.

    Cons

    Minimal hours, no in-house hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Hire your editors/writers in-house and prioritize writing/editing. Clear communication is vital to customers.


  7. Helpful (2)

    VMware and why I work there

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Practice Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Practice Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is on a mission to move the company forward

    Cons

    I didn't get here soon enough

    Advice to Management

    Give Pat a raise


  8. Member Of Technical Staff

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Culture Cool Product work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing specific to mention. Provide career plan


  9. Goof For systems level

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Intern in Malden, MA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Intern in Malden, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Strong system level projects Great leaderships

    Cons

    Poor senior management in some projects

    Advice to Management

    be more prepared for intern projects and done just waste their time


  10. Helpful (2)

    Once a Great Company, Now fighting to stay relevant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Technology is great, if you are in a technical roll lots of opportunities to contribute and improve your skills. work life balance is good and the campus is wonderful place to work, VMware has invested a lot in real estate, but telecommuting is an option when needed .

    Cons

    VMware's grip is slipping as the number 1 player in this space. Executive leadership's vision is not working and competitors are gaining ground. Company is trying to get on track but slow to move and make changes with impact. Resources are always tight, anything from equipment to travel is hard to get approved, recurring hiring and travel stops EMC owns a majority of VMware and has had lackluster performance for a while, pressure from outside group to sell or split-up federation, VMware is getting sucked into this lackluster performance cycle as well under current CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Review and adjust the mission as needed. Pull out of areas that are not profitable. move quickly to prepare for competition that is closing in. Address or dismiss rumors about the federation, and if changes are needed implement them quickly.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Vmware

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of flexibility in the work schedule. I think that they are developing some good programs around citizen philanthropy and giving back to our communities.

    Cons

    Not enough interaction with leadership... There should be more incentives for learning and training.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that the acquired companies have the same culture as the San Francisco based office.



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