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Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • They really mean it when they say they are committed to things like work/life balance (in 287 reviews)

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

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  1. "Excellent Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good perks, challenging work. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Don't know any cons yet.


  2. "Great Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SE Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - SE Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is amazing. VMware empowers employees to drive an outcome. You Aren't there to turn a few screws and collect a paycheck. You feel part of something special whether it is the work you accomplish or the impact the company tries to make outside of business.

    Cons

    The company still has the opportunity to be less tribal. A lot of best practices are word of mouth. Communication is relatively god, but not always well organized.


  3. "IT Mgt"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Great/Smart People.

    Cons

    IT org is extremely dysfunctional

    Advice to Management

    Select wisely your CIO.


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  5. "VMware"

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

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lots of opportunities to learn and advance.

    Cons

    Maybe a little impersonal due to its size


  6. "Finance Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Campus
    Great Environment
    People care about my growth as an intern
    Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Not too many new grads


  7. "MTS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MTS1 Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - MTS1 Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers, good work life balance, Friday bash every other week, Fair compensation, Offers ESPP, Medical, dental and vision insurances. Unlimited PTOs.

    Cons

    Nothing really, the food at cafeteria can be improved and better yet, the company can afford to offer free food to all employees.


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    "Technical Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits.Learning opportunities especially when things are changing in technology so frequestly

    Cons

    Constant changes and some are not really well thought off.


  9. "Sr Tech Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Unlimited vacation policy (When approved)

    Cons

    Very few negatives. Management changes priorities all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't understand the TAM role. Have more "standardization" for the role


  10. "MTS"

    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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product, smart people, good benefits.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons about company. It very depends what team you works for


  11. "Working for a company that cares about me and the community!"

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

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance
    Compensation
    Perks - Concerts/Parties
    EPIC2 values
    Volunteering/matching donations

    Cons

    Leadership decision making
    Big company that is slow to move


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