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VMware Chicago Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "In Full Time Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are playing the "long game" and understand the value of strategic approaches and plans.

    Cons

    Too many reorgs causing territory and account shifts.

    Advice to Management

    I think the company is well run and more strategic today than it was a year ago. A real shift is happening and VMW is less of an ELA machine than it used to be and this is a good thing.


  2. "Solution Specialist SLED"

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    Current Contractor - Solutions Specialist (SLED) in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Solutions Specialist (SLED) in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great support from management. Great yearly competitions with great prizes (All inclusive trips). Great products to work with and experts at your fingertips.

    Cons

    Sometimes manager overlap can be a little confusing.

  3. "Difficult work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ecosystem of technology that surrounds cloud computing. Compensation. Leadership.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is difficult to maintain.

    Advice to Management

    Look at ways to better instill your messaging around work/life balance with the lower level managers.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "VMware Sales"

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and solutions that are cutting edge.

    Cons

    Nothing has taken off like their last big solution, vSphere. They continually change accounts for the sales guys and tweek the commission structure every six months


  5. "Exciting and Lots of Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - SSM in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - SSM in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The energy is like being at a start up

    Cons

    No real proffesional development path


  6. "Challenging sales environment with questionable sales management tactics. Totall quarterly driven."

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation with a sales driven culture

    Cons

    Short term focused from a sales perspective

    Advice to Management

    Provide more job specific orientation and management that can assist with the day-to-day job functions.


  7. "Great place to work with innovative technology, not a lot of career advancement."

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology is rock solid and engineering cranks out innovation.

    Cons

    Not a lot of career advancement, need to shed managers from old VMware days.

    Advice to Management

    Time to change!

  8. "Great for people who life a fast paced environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fabulous work life balance. Little to no work on weekends. Great culture. Continues to grow in size so a lot of opportunity to try different jobs. Moves very fast so you are never bored. Great direction from senior leadership. Everyone I work with is top notch and over achieves therefore you do not have to pick up the slack for someone else

    Cons

    Hire too many people in management roles outside of the company instead of promoting from within. Limited travel budget so I meet with my team in person only once a year. The rest of the time is via webex


  9. "Great company to work at!!"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constantly shifting landscape with new challenges everyday

    Cons

    below industry standard pay and a difficult climb if you remain in the same role without jumping around different parts of the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with great products"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with great products

    Cons

    Growth has been insane and it comes with it challenges

    Advice to Management

    If we can continue to grow and build the strategy things will be great


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