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"Great place to work!"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Counsel in Singapore (Singapore)
Current Employee - Senior Counsel in Singapore (Singapore)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Growing tremendously, lots of great challenges, awesome colleagues and good management.

Cons

Overly busy around close of the Quarter and under-resourced at times.

Other Employee Reviews for VMware

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Working at VMware Pune"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Niche & futuristic work
    Opportunities/events to share & collaborate across groups
    Compensation as per contributions
    Accessible hierarchy

    Cons

    Admin - cafeteria is badly managed
    Facilities - Car Parking

    Advice to Management

    Improve on facilities.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Much to offer, but needs strength of leadership/stronger corp. culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent products and a great following from users. Salary and benefits are exceptional here, as well as the nice perks if you work in a branch office with a stronger sense of camaraderie.

    Good opportunities for those coming from outside and great products. Typically has high growth and shares success w/employees. FSA w/ $250 match, 401k match up to $6k, charitable match up to $3k, free snacks at branch offices, fun get togethers in UT, Palo Alto and Austin offices.

    Cons

    VMware is a large, impersonal company that has much to offer, but needs strength of leadership and management to establish a better culture remotely and give more potential to build a career path for employees. There is little development of employees even though they have tried to recognize the need over the past year in small, ineffective ways. It is a cultural shift that will have to take place to make real change.

    Remote employees are usually very isolated. Unfortunately, the layoff of 900 individuals on 1/31/2013 was an enormous shock for those outside of corporate. Instead of transitioning employees or offering other roles first before laying people off, those let go were told that VMware would be reshaping roles and would have 1000 new jobs announced in early 2013 that these employees should apply for. It seems that if this had been less of a knee-jerk reaction and more of a well-thought out shift, they could've prevented job loss, kept higher morale and current employees would not be drowning with work due to less headcount and absorbing the jobs of others. Work/life balance is suffering now for remaining employees as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Create a sales force that is less smug with high-morale, increase channel focus, build a strong corporate culture for advancement, charity through the VMware Foundation where local teams come together and develop employees for leadership opportunities/advancement. Give outstanding employees a chance at promotion and give recognition where deserved.


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