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Updated June 26, 2017
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  • They really mean it when they say they are committed to things like work/life balance (in 309 reviews)

  • cutting edge technology, Friendly environment, safe to work, great salary (in 89 reviews)

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  1. "Great culture, smart people"

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive management, healthy culture, growing company working on a wide range of interesting technology problems

    Cons

    Consensus driven culture can be a little slow to move at times. BU driven organization can lead to competing or uncoordinated product efforts. But these are minor complaint in an overall great company.


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    "Amazing organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is my first job after Master's and I am loving it. Worked in India for two years.
    It's been over two years now in VMware. The company has provided me all the support I needed. The learning curve is amazing. Lots of benefits, everyday learning availability, amazing management, benefits for military, you name it.

    Cons

    Atlanta office isn't really a great infrastructure. It needs a lot more renovation.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think I have anything for them... except: Keep it up :)

  3. "Best in all respects"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, solid work- you will definitely learn a lot yeah enjoy, top payer among others(even google and facebook) best office based in palo alto, friday beer bash, per free office, free breakfasts, gym and more.....

    Cons

    No free food like Google :(


  4. "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Good Company to work with
    2.Most employee friendly company

    Cons

    Nothing, Vmware new building is awesome

    Advice to Management

    They are Good


  5. "Support Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Support Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits & empowered leadership.

    Cons

    Constant acquisitions that are slow. As a result, job titles & realignment of teams are ongoing.


  6. "I absolutely love VMware"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is amazing! Work-life balance is one above all other companies. They really invest in your success and training; you will get help with every single question. They really strive to promote from within. The products sell themselves as just about every company uses our software. The cutlture, again, is amazing. The cafe is fully stocked w/ snacks and drinks and available anytime! 401(k) matching, stock options, great health benefits. Pay is great, above industry average, for sure!

    Cons

    There really are no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work; you've built a company that is amazing and a culture that is unbeatable.


  7. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Great pay and benefit
    2. Innovation
    3. Smart coworkers

    Cons

    No much to complain at this point

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "EPIC Values over rated"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are decent for bay area. Lots smart employees, products are ok and sell themselves

    Cons

    Top Management needs to re-read their EPIC values. Mis-leading cloud(vCA team) and selling them off, very unprofessional to say the least. No cloud values or ideas, just looking to sell off organization at the employee expense.
    Shame on you Pat and existing vCA mngmt team. Mis leading folks and pawning them in deal.

    Advice to Management

    Hire fresh blood from outside and clean up, cisco and good ole network of managers internally if you want keep and hire better.


  9. "How the mighty have fallen"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Datacenter Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Datacenter Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay - golden handcuffs.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not good.
    Management very disorganized.
    Executive level is very disconnected.
    Products are stagnant - nothing new is happening.
    Retaliatory atmosphere for raising questions/concerns.
    Cronyism - hiring friends and family is rampant.
    Too much good talent leaving the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the "senior" level people. Senior directors, senior managers - that have no direct reports. Too much bureaucracy has the company mired down.


  10. "Director Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technical depth. Full stack technology company. Focus on quality. Engineering has a big voice on product design and schedule. Not too terribly political, considering its size and age. Most of the time you can speak your mind without looking over your shoulder too much. Good work life balance. Genius leaders.

    Cons

    The enterprise IT sector as a whole is losing ground to Cloud computing. VMWare's software stack is not sticky enough (unlike Oracle's, for example). Pat is doing an admirable job leading the company, so it would be a constant uphill battle to fight.

    Advice to Management

    Keep broadening the technical reach. Don't loose your talents.


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