VMware Reviews in Washington, DC

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Pros
  • Many companies talk about work/life balance, but VMware practices it (in 87 reviews)

  • Great technology, community oriented, great to employees, good working environment (in 92 reviews)


Cons
  • Like all software companies work life balance can be a challenge (in 59 reviews)

  • The company once slim and trim has grown many folds; bloating the middle management (in 69 reviews)

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    Sales

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    A great product with a real ROI for customers. Leadership has heart and true vision. Leadership truly cares for the team. I have worked for many companies but VMware just keeps on getting better

    Cons

    Growing fast so at times infrastructure falls behind. At time you loose time dealing with the issues associated with lack of internal systems to support day to day tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep thinking out of the box!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place to start your career...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    -Knowledgeable people
    -Good product set
    -Financial performance has been good up to now
    -Good benefits and pay

    Cons

    -About to get first hand knowledge of a competitive market
    -Sales model is changing. Not sure if senior leadership has the skill set to foster the change
    -It's all about the numbers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Listen to your people in the field. That's where the customer is spending most of their time
    -Look inside for some of your brightest talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great product! Terrible Sales Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Washington, DC

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Terrific products. Company continues to improve flag ship products and are willing to enter new markets by making aquisitions.

    Cons

    Very poor sales leadership in Federal. No plan, no structure, no communication. AVP and VP are disconnected from the business and are smothered in greed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an open and honest environment by simply communicating. Diversify new employee hires. Establish trust amongst employees, partners and ecosystem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great technology, great people, not such a great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Awesome technology
    Senior level management are at the top of their game
    Arguably the Smartest CEO in the industry
    Great people in the trenches
    Most people are willing to go out of their way to help.
    Training and enablement is readily available.

    Cons

    Cronyism and nepotism runs rampant
    Opportunities to advance your career are limited
    Some account managers are absolutely clueless when it comes to the concept of "solution selling"
    Mid-level management leaves a lot to be desired.
    Changing comp plans are making it more difficult to make money.
    Post-sales is not respected by the pre-sales organization.
    Too EMC re-treads have brought the baggage to VMware; everyone knows EMC culture and unhappy employees are synonymous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forget Microsoft, forget Citirix, disgruntled employees and attrition is Vmware's biggest competition. Please hire a consulting company to review, evaluate, and restructure the way the company looks after it's valued employees. There are a lot of good people that are extremely frustrated with the way things work. Just because someone is good at their job does not make them an effect leader.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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