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2.8 4 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

Pat Gelsinger

(373 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a work life balance here that I have never had before(in 80 reviews)

  • Great technology but now mostly not news in the marketplace(in 87 reviews)


Cons
  • Like all software companies work life balance can be a challenge(in 56 reviews)

  • There is too much middle management that are not good managers (micro managers)(in 65 reviews)

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    2 people found this helpful  

    A good place to start your career...

    Director (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    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 Senior Management-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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great product! Terrible Sales Management

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Washington, DC

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsA 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

    ConsGrowing 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 Senior ManagementKeep thinking out of the box!

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

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    4 people found this helpful  

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsAwesome 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.

    ConsCronyism 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 Senior ManagementForget 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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