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VMware Boston Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  1. "Best company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Pay package that is hard to beat which naturally draws talented people
    - Employees are encouraged to think outside the box
    - Work never gets dull, it's in fact exciting and motivating
    - Remarkably relaxing environment with little pressure, even though we are all busy and work hard
    - People are genuinely supportive of each other

    Cons

    - Company could do a better job of making job seekers be aware of how great this company really is
    - False perception that the business is slowing; instead of being a one trick pony, it has successfully diversified its portfolio

    Advice to Management

    You have built up a great company culture; keep pushing this - it is an intangible asset which contributes to the good business outcome! I have seen and endured many toxic work environments which resulted in outright project failures. Hire talented people with compassion and sincerity, as opposed to brainy people with no soul


  2. "Strategic Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    State of the Art technology

    Cons

    Amazon relationship needs to extend across all market segments

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in people in the field


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Client Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent People & Products. Innovation and openness are paramount. Fantastic environment for women.

    Cons

    Processes are atrocious! Tedious and laborious requiring an escalation for ANYTHING to get accomplished

    Advice to Management

    Simplify processes so sales people can sell, not babysit emails and operations


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Client Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, benefits, and colleagues.

    Cons

    Working with some legacy colleagues that aren't as passionate about being here.

    Advice to Management

    Like anywhere, there is always opportunity to improve communication.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Everything You Could Ever Want In A Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, Culture, Benefits, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Cronyism, Politicking, Innovation Declining, Acquisitions all the Time

    Advice to Management

    Get into the minutiae with the Hoi Polloi


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of smart people eager to help the customer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Lots of smart people
    - Good work environment

    Cons

    - Sometimes people are too stuck on virtualization

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer Friendly, Really Smart People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Engineer friendly and you get to work with really smart people. Great benefits and day to day perks. All the resources you could want.

    Cons

    A bit too much red tape and long, slow development cycles. Lots of layers of management.


  9. "Awesome internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great events, awesome mentors, amazing technology

    Cons

    Technology is limited to virtualization.

    Advice to Management

    Increase range of products


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Vmware, great technology, great staff, poor middle management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great technology
    great vision as far as technology
    great CEO
    great upper management

    Cons

    poor sales management
    poor SE management
    alot of middle management were promoted due to years of employment vs. experience

    Advice to Management

    Do more 360 reviews, get input from direct sales teams/partners


  11. "The place to be!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been with the company a couple of years now. Market maker, leader and innovator. Fantastic people and the best is yet to come! If you want to be blaze new trails this is the place to be. Incredibly bright and talented leadership, while it's getting big very easy to access management to the highest level. More opportunities across the county and world. Training and communications are a high priority with the company. Company is also very flexible in allowing employees a quality of life. Produce and contribute and you will be rewarded. The best company I worked for in the past 25 years.

    Cons

    None that I can think of....

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the communications, especially with the remote employees



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