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VMware Palo Alto Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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  • Work Life Balance often difficult to achieve (in 141 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great place to work at"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MTS3 in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - MTS3 in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance
    smart team members
    nice campus

    Cons

    kind of work depends on the team, and it can be quite uninteresting from an individual's career perspective


  2. "Human Resources"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology and leading in many areas of employee engagement. Amazing, community oriented culture and a focus and commitment on building a diverse and inclusive workforce that will drive higher business value.

    Cons

    The pace can be a bit frenetic for people who thrive on process, predictability and stability.

  3. "Great company to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, friendly co-workers and working environment, excellent benefit and compensation, flexible working hours and vacation

    Cons

    not the "coolest" name in the valley

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus and invest on people


  4. "Great company, team, but don't agree with contractor policy"

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    Current Contractor - Executive Briefing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Contractor - Executive Briefing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great, culture is wonderful and the company is a sustainable, green company.

    Cons

    Contractor policy within certain departments. (i.e. Marketing)

    Advice to Management

    If the company wants to retain good talent, they'll need to provide head count to departments that really need them.


  5. "Palo Alto Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Business Analyst Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Intern - Business Analyst Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware as an intern

    Pros

    Great work environment, hands-on experience, great campus, encouraging team.

    Cons

    I didn't have any bad experiences.


  6. "Overall Good"

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    Former Employee - MTS3 in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - MTS3 in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented people. Nice campus. Good gym. Great technology.

    Cons

    This was 5 years back, lot of reorgs was happenning. And roadmap for some groups kept changing.


  7. "Talent Acquisition Partner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Partner in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Partner in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New initiatives and cloud offerings
    Challenging work
    Ability to work in different areas.

    Cons

    None at the moment .

  8. "company review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Culture of meritocracy
    -Lots of individual empowerment
    -Fast paced
    -Innovation driven
    -Good colleagues
    -Good benefits
    -Best culture in the valley

    Cons

    -Most employees in the Palo Alto office will have a long commute


  9. Helpful (1)

    "its fun to work at vmware"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people, great technology, awesome campus

    Cons

    nothing I can think of


  10. "Fantastic firm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Tons of autonomy & flexibility
    - Work from home whenever you see fit
    - Comp is nice
    - Great products
    - Smart & helpful mentors & colleagues

    Cons

    - Needs to continue re-inventing their firm image, VMware is not just a hypervisor company anymore but it seen as so (or as a I-have-no-idea-wtf-this-company-does firm)


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