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VMware New York Reviews

Updated October 17, 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. "Staff Systems engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing/Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing/Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative and smart folks where you learn something new everyday

    Cons

    Very fast moving company to cope up on technology sometimes become stressful

    Advice to Management

    Continue enhancing the leadership team


  2. "Great tech, great culture"

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing company culture and workplace environment. Solves real business problems for customers.

    Cons

    Complicated hierarchy with Dell/EMC acquisition

  3. "Great company but not sure about changes"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging and exciting with a great portfolio of products. Great company culture.

    Cons

    Quotas are going up and administrative tasks are increasing. Territory alignment needs adjustment.


  4. "Life changing opportunity!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, opportunity, compensation, great people, win as a team, Mgmt had follow through, exciting, benefits, Espp, virtual office, senior leadership accessible and down to earth

    Cons

    Internal Operational tasks consume significant amount of time - impacting time that should be spent in the field in front of customers. Very frustrating. Sales management by fear improves when you do well.

    Advice to Management

    Providing lower quotas to people that can't perform and higher quotas to top performers will result in turnover of your best people.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Micro Managers & upper management is out of touch with field reps"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of the pros are washed away by the cons. I was very disappointed in this company and it's management. The guys who are "in" get to move up while the others suffer.

    Cons

    Micro managing at its best. The sales directors are the worst. Upper management is out of touch with field reps.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the folks on ground doing the actual work not the managers who are just micro managing every since minute of what the reps are doing. This company has falling down the drain and there is no hope in sight.


  6. "Smart people, great flexibility."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great to be working in a forward looking company full of smart and driven people. Great flexibility with work-at-home policy. Good benefits. Recently upgraded their parental leave for all parents (father, mother and adoption). A number of learning and development programs up for grabs to those looking to grow.

    Cons

    Work-at-home also means less interpersonal interaction. A recent change to the annual performance review process does not feel as transparent anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your employees. Provide/return to a more transparent performance review process.


  7. "Global Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Global Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance
    Company is growing

    Cons

    Upcoming Dell - EMC acquisition has introduced some uncertainty with clients about the future of VMware

    Advice to Management

    Encourage sales managers to think about career development

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Radically Good, Radically Bad"

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    Former Employee - Cloud/VRA Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Cloud/VRA Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A company that truly cares about it's world.

    A beautiful corporate campus and awesome caring people.

    Technology that leads the way, and truly has transformed computing and IT.

    Cons

    The reality of the field, a far different place than the corporate culture.

    Cut-throat, vicious management who constantly play games with employees.

    Clueless management whose goals are diametrically opposed to the parent culture.

    Professional services that is clueless and refuses to truly grasp acquired technologies.

    Acquired products surrounded by a vicious "Not Invented Here" attitude.

    "Suites" of products that are released before they are able to actually perform the promised integrations.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to stamp out the vicious cowboy world on the East Coast.

    Not Invented Here needs to be slashed.

    The technology bigotry against WIndows is counter-productive and ruins good products.


  9. "Average"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good salary with average bonuses.

    Cons

    Insincere management, typical sales environment.


  10. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company, good people, great products and strategy.

    Cons

    Larger company now, more process and documentation

    Advice to Management

    Keep executing, more selling, less process.


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