VMware Reviews

Updated August 19, 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. VMware company review

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, R&D in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, R&D in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work culture, good work-life balance, opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies

    Cons

    Recruitment process is very weak


  2. VMware

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MTS2 in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - MTS2 in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Campus, Pet Friendly

    Cons

    Management, Internal Politics, Compensation not on par


  3. Helpful (1)

    Mixed Bag

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Various Business Roles in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Various Business Roles in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing campus in PA, strong executive team, plenty of challenges to tackle and interesting people to work with. Strong rotation programs and mobility among teams.

    Cons

    Pick your team carefully, some are good, others not so much. Plenty of politics to go around. The company is facing an existential struggle as it tries to figure out what comes next after ESX.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the knitting -- Virtualization is still a complicated, large problem, especially with management and monitoring of large scale systems..


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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Integrated Marketing Co-op in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Global Integrated Marketing Co-op in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, the people are very kind and willing to help, the campus is beautiful, work-life balance is good

    Cons

    All of the employees here are a bit senior for a relatively young(ish) tech company, they have a huge proportion of contractors in relation to full-time positions


  6. Great company with great perks

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great snacks, access to lots of great training material, lots of smart people, depending on which team you end up in the day to day work may be really challenging in a good way.

    Cons

    Poor on-boarding process, pay was not competitive, management was not interested in personnel development nor was helpful at the time, going beyond and above did not translate into recognition nor reward.


  7. Innovative company that always strives to be at the top of the industry.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top talent, great location and perks. They treat employees very well and there are opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any.


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    Business Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovation in product lines especially virtualization and cloud

    Cons

    Beauracracy in decision making and funding new initiatives

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate beaurocracy


  9. Helpful (1)

    Resume builder

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Stocked kitchen, great benefits, paid volunteer hours

    Cons

    VMware's vision of continuing their start-up culture is lost once you begin to feel like yet another number, high turn-over rate

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the "little people".


  10. They know enterprise

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Despite the IT geekiness of VM products as a whole, I've met some really good people who cares for the company and each other as individuals. At VMware, senior mgmt tries hard have programs to recognize and celebrate people's accomplishments.

    Cons

    Still a very large company mentality , hard to move fast and implement change.

    Advice to Management

    Move past "war-time" old school way of doing things. Hard to resonate with new generation of employees.


  11. I would recommend it

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the technology vmware delivers is world class and will continue to be valid in customer environments for years to come

    Cons

    there appears to be a considerable number of managers from the same company and background which reduces any diversity of thought



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