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Pros
  • They really mean it when they say they are committed to things like work/life balance (in 283 reviews)

  • cutting edge technology, Friendly environment, safe to work, great salary (in 90 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is out of question (in 124 reviews)

  • Middle management is full of insecure men who don't like confrontation and favor dudes just like them (in 88 reviews)

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  1. "Solid company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Washington in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Washington in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great comp. great culture. great work life balance

    Cons

    Outlook and position of the company in the marketplace. Can we continue to compete?

    Advice to Management

    Bellevue


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Toxic culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. Free healthy snacks and drinks. Weekly catered lunches and other occasional events. Nice view.

    Cons

    Quality work is not the goal.

    Culture of blame someone else before getting blamed.

    Too many managers per developer, not respecting team boundaries.

    The Bellevue site is ran by an unpredictable, narcissist who has no problem shouting people down.

    Advice to Management

    People who should only be technical leads are promoted to managers without training or experience. This puts too much responsibility on already burdened (and moody) director to pick up slack. Instead of many unexperienced managers for small teams, take the time needed to develop managers or hire experienced managers to oversee larger groups.


  3. "Startup culture but not a startup."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open work culture, pay benefits ( i bet if not better but no less than top 2-3 big names in industry),
    Weekly lunch and fully stock kitchen (snacks). Opportunity to work in some cutting edge technologies in very early stage.

    Cons

    Internal team movements.
    Team building events like team outing.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "I finally am working for a company where I'm not thinking about my next job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexibility to develop your role based on your customer requirements.
    - Excellent team of resources available internally to make you successful. Brought in resources from many different groups, and always been impressed with their representation of the company and skill level. VMware hires many experienced, seasoned, professionals.
    - Great work/life balance.
    - Excellent team of technical account managers fully supported in the on boarding process, and getting you up to speed.

    Cons

    - Many new employees. Seems like the average is less than 2 years. That said everyone seems to be highly experienced in the professional services, and account teams.
    - Takes time to build relationships internally, and find which resources you require.
    - Good and bad; the product suites are becoming more complicated and it can be challenging to stay up to speed on training on them.
    - Interview process can be grueling and lacking in follow up communication. Many phone interviews which are sometimes redundant in the questions asked.

    Advice to Management

    - Acquisitions should be fully vetted and rebranded before making them a VMware product and releasing them for general availability. Many acquisitions seem to be the more problematic solutions when it comes to customer integration.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Disrespectful Upper management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    -Salary
    -Thurdays free lunch
    - Snacks on floor
    - Work life balance (Depending on teams offcourse)

    Cons

    I would say in this location (Bellevue), Its heavily weighed with upper management. A single hitler on force bogging down people to get things done in abrupt yelling fashion.

    Advice to Management

    Please respect your employee. Stop yelling.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good company but highly demotivating work culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation, Bonus, Good work life balance. Startup-like work and lot of opportunities to learn, surrounded by deeply knowledgeable co-workers

    Cons

    No/very less hikes. Lot of Randomization at work, no focussed priorities for individual developers, no mentor programs for budding software engineers. Absolutely no care for the career growth and personal development of the employees. Lacks team morale and enthusiastic work environment

    Advice to Management

    Need a process oriented team environment and people who are properly trained in management to minimize the chaos at work and treat employees well.



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