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VMware Austin Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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  • Work Life Balance often difficult to achieve (in 140 reviews)

  • Middle Management needs to improve to take VMware to the next level (in 89 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (16)

    "I absolutely love VMware"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is amazing! Work-life balance is one above all other companies. They really invest in your success and training; you will get help with every single question. They really strive to promote from within. The products sell themselves as just about every company uses our software. The cutlture, again, is amazing. The cafe is fully stocked w/ snacks and drinks and available anytime! 401(k) matching, stock options, great health benefits. Pay is great, above industry average, for sure!

    Cons

    There really are no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work; you've built a company that is amazing and a culture that is unbeatable.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Culture is key!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture at this workplace is amazing! Co-Workers and leadership care about the well being of employee and strives to make sure you are ready for the next stage. Teams are well put together and work together to achieve the same goals while still having the competitive nature.

    Cons

    Politics and the struggles with different directions of a large company.

  3. "Inside Sales Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Customers take my meetings
    Free snacks and food
    Fun and young culture

    Cons

    Competitive IT industry
    The technology we sell is very complex


  4. "Staff Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very smart people, excellent energy levels. Outstanding management. The internal R&D conference is simply brilliant. Great benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    This is an awesome company with great opportunities ahead. But, it may not be the picture from outside.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be agile and nimble even as the company grows. Easier said than done.


  5. "Strategic Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Leadership, upward mobility, and great austin culture

    Cons

    Long hours - but well worth it !


  6. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing culture for employees and customer focused

    Cons

    Stress of the always existent sense of urgency for everything

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you are doing


  7. "Happy to work here!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good vision, great team, resources to get the job done.
    Technical challenges that challenge me.

    Cons

    Too many all-hands meetings sometimes.

  8. "Business Development"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    -They have snacks
    -They have volunteer events
    -They have a lot of company events
    -They provide you with all the necessary tools to move ahead
    -EVERYONE is super nice and helpful

    Cons

    -The only con is the strain on your eyes from looking at the computer all day.

    Advice to Management

    Love them!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good, but Austin office needs to step it up a notch"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great technical challenges, many smart and hardworking people, above average benefits

    Cons

    Some teams in Austin (unlike what I have heard about Palo Alto) have terrible managers:
    - Lose their tempers at the smallest things and regularly
    - Cannot handle pressure
    - Micromanage yet blame their employees for everything that goes wrong
    - Work/life balance non-existent
    - Do not take feedback well
    - Threaten your job if you speak up
    - Have little people skills and little or no management training
    - Fail to inspire
    - Very low morale

    Advice to Management

    Train your front-line managers to handle stress better. Train them to inspire and retain talent. Record the workplace and you would be surprised how hostile they could be. Be more selective and careful about whom you place in lead/management positions.


  10. "Ahead of the curve in a fast moving ever changing industry"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Devolopement Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Business Devolopement Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Reward for the effort you put in
    Personal growth is nurtured and encouraged
    Fast movement up the latter is possible
    Networking and team work is a must

    Cons

    In a network centric culture favoritism can easily make people who struggle be overlooked. With how team oriented everything is people who struggle or aren't a good fit can bring down the whole team they are associated with.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work as a team and take into consideration opinions and ideas voiced by those around you. Rise together!


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