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Updated December 7, 2018
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  • "Work/Life balance is hard sometimes" (in 174 reviews)

  • "No work life balance, no work form home, managements across customer ops not so great" (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great vision, transparency, and drive

    Cons

    i would just say the typical larger company cons


  2. "Great Company / Great Teams"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time

    Pros

    * Fantastic technical talent and depth in the teams. Middle level Engineers are the strength of the company.
    * Company reinvented in the multi cloud era

    Cons

    Some redundant projects and products that creates confusion for the overall strategy. New acquisitions should get integrated well

  3. "Working at VMware"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work culture, ethics, open to suggestions at all levels

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  4. "Great company and benefits | Marketing intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern Marketing in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Intern Marketing in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Very friendly and helpful coworkers, extending all the way to senior management
    • High Pay
    • Beautiful campus
    • Freedom to create and pursue your own projects
    • A lot of philanthropy

    Cons

    It is a large company, so sometimes things can go slower than it would in a smaller company with less stakeholders.


  5. "Great company, benefits"

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    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

    Lot of areas to develop skills. Pretty decent growth opportunity

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to know someone. Favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to weed out the managers that seem to get things done but screw potential colleagues and subordinates over to do so.


  6. "Company & Management"

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    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, benefits and flexible with schedule

    Cons

    Contractors are treated much differently than regular employees. That should not be. In the office, your employees and contractors should be treated the same. You are doing the same work. Regular employees are not recognized for contributions, which doesn’t make people want to stay.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to really pay attention to the surveys they send out asking employees about their managers, directors and VPs. These are the people that represent your company as a whole and support your staff on many capacities. Sometimes, this is the only way for upper management to be aware of what is going on and open their eyes to issues they may not normally be aware of if not for these surveys. Listen to your people. People stay when they are treated well and have and feel their work is appreciated and ideas considered.


  7. "Business Development Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    I love the culture. Everyone is very kind and loves to share best practices!

    Cons

    Pay is very low and 12 months is a long time to be in such a low paying role.

  8. "Amazing company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Perfect work life balance. You have the freedom to work on side projects.

    Cons

    Few teams have politics which might affect the individual contributors.


  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Amazing company. Good experienced employees.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think about them.


  10. "Decent Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Training, lots of it(!)
    - Responsive management
    - Decent and collaborative working environment
    - Decent work / life balance
    - Very diverse employee base
    - Exposure to new technologies years ahead of other companies
    - Benefits a pretty great

    Cons

    - Being a vendor, the landscape can change pretty rapidly
    - Company is very left leaning

    Advice to Management

    I love the company and our management, keep doing what you're doing.