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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger
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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. Helpful (2)

    A good place to start your career...

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great product! Terrible Sales Management

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

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  3. Sales

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep thinking out of the box!


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  5. Helpful (5)

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

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

    I have been working at VMware

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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