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VMware Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated Feb 2, 2014
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3.5 11 reviews

                             

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

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

Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at VMware full-time for more than a year

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

ConsI cannot think of any.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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San Francisco, CA

I worked at VMware full-time for more than 5 years

ProsInnovation in product lines especially virtualization and cloud

ConsBeauracracy in decision making and funding new initiatives

Advice to Senior ManagementEliminate beaurocracy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ProsStocked kitchen, great benefits, paid volunteer hours

ConsVMware'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 Senior ManagementListen to the "little people".

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They know enterprise

Product Manager (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at VMware full-time for more than a year

ProsDespite 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.

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I would recommend it

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at VMware

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

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

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Amazing what you learn as a janitor

Janitor (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at VMware

ProsHot company, lots of cash coming in the door, lots of things they want to do

ConsPolitics overtake innovation. There seems to be a layer of management that isn't very intellectual, but are good at talking

Advice to Senior ManagementLay off people who are verbose, but lack content knowledge. Make your staff take aptitude tests

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Fast paced environment with great technology but poor management and operations.

Strategic Account Manager (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at VMware

ProsCutting edge technology with market leader owned by EMC.
Good compensation plans if you over achieve sales plans

ConsPoor communication and training from sales enablement and company marketing.
Executive Management believes marketing is not necessary to sell solutions.
Employees are not treated with respect from management

Advice to Senior ManagementPut more emphasis on team building activities, sales enablement and better compensation plans through the reseller channel.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The projects drive the company.

Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at VMware

Pros- Smart, talented engineers.
- Relatively relaxed pace.
- Comfortable - nice offices, snacks, drinks, etc.
- Pride in working for VMware.

ConsThe projects are like big machines that are driving themselves and the developers, rather than the other way around. As an engineer, you don't design and develop products, you fix bugs and implement features that are informed by the previous version of the product. The teams don't feel like they're working together to build something, more like they're all scrambling to keep a ship afloat.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave developers actually develop. Build teams that actually work together to build things.

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Good employer

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at VMware

ProsGreat Technology, great teamwork, great events

ConsTravel Policies, travel policies, travel policies!

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care for people low in the fruit chain

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Great company!

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at VMware

ProsThe best reasons to work for VM Ware are that they are located in a beautiful city on a beautiful campus with beautiful facilities. The C E O is the best. . .she is very helpful and very good leadership. I would highly recommend this top notch company to any prospective job-seekers.

ConsThe downside of working at VMWare are the salary which are most of the time - - non-negotiable. While the benefits are pretty decent they are not the best and the quality of life aspect of the job is not that great either. Some of the other tech companies offer more comprehensive packages that promote a better quality of living. . .

Advice to Senior ManagementTo the Senior Management I would say keep up the good work. Don't stop believing...hold onto that feeling! The IPO was fantastic so let's keep up the good work. Very well run company!

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