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VMware Denver Reviews

Updated August 30, 2017
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  • Work Life Balance often difficult to achieve (in 138 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons


  2. "A good place to start..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer II in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer II in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with everyday are wonderful, helpful, and fun people.

    Cons

    The management, and overall processes need a thorough review and update.

    Advice to Management

    If you truly want to be the best company you need to treat your employees like you treat your execs, and create a healthy and engaging environment instead of one that leads to burn-out.

  3. "Can be a great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, good benefits, VMware competes with google apple and facebook for talent. Very competitive industry and VMware's Palo Alto campus is amazing. A lot of people are really talented and enjoy working here.

    Cons

    Management movement is a given here. A lot of reorganizing in the field. Going back to Palo Alto is really great but being in the field can feel disconnected. An ad-hoc review system. Supposed to be constant dialog with your manager but can be difficult when your manager keeps changing.

    Advice to Management

    Drive for some stability and work on messaging. The aquisitions and direction are confusing to partners, customers, and employees.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "So glad to no longer be there"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VMware (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to many technical disciplines
    Knowledge cross-pollenation is pervasive and helpful
    Trial-by-fire approach forces skill development

    Cons

    Way too much focus on handling inbound issues, and not actually solving them
    Unequal workload distribution and rampant favoritism
    Many promises of advancement opportunities, in reality vapor and manipulation
    Way too much dobulespeak on "culture" values, while grinding people down, disallowing remote work potential, nothing but a sweatshop call center.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. Stop being so monolithic. Get managers who actually know something about management, instead of technicians who are just trying to get off the front lines. Stop being so self-serving, while crowing about how great you are.


  5. "Operations Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at VMware full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Telecommuted with a home office

    Cons

    Got laid off when after 5 years


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great, the culture is OK. There are many perks, from free snacks to good work environments. The technology is amazing, company has an impeccable name within the enterprise space. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Very siloed work environment that grew too big, too fast. Internal IT won't lift a finger to help the company grow to the size it needs.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with what's working, go back to the basics and don't spread yourself too thin.


  7. "Dream job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture and people are how companies should be. They reward you with your hard work and enable you to be creative.

    Cons

    Not all processes are in place so sometimes you have to just make up your own way to get things delivered.

    Advice to Management

    More effective training where knowledge of products reinforced routinely. More sharing and collaboration in areas that duplicate work.

  8. "Incredible learning experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The technology you are exposed to and experience gained make up for most negatives. The company also works very hard to accommodate any special working requirements.

    Cons

    some expectations and performance benchmarks are not possible or useless (telling customers to take a survey and begging for good ratings does not make better employees.)


  9. "Excellent employer, top notch company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    VMware is a firm with great people and products, with a superior working environment and fantastic benefits. They are growing fast and still extremely profitable with only a few significant business challenges in the near-term.

    Cons

    No real cons at all. Perhaps they are diluting their talent pool a bit with over-zealous hiring.

    Advice to Management

    For mid to long-term, VMware needs to figure out where VMware goes in the SaaS/PaaS/IaaS world beyond selling "box software" to enterprises consolidating spare cpu cycles. Streamline and simplify the management and monitoring of VMware environments.


  10. "Good Enverionment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    There is some question about the future of some products


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