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Updated February 18, 2017
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  1. "Good Compay - but rife with politics and pettiness"

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    Former Employee - Director Marketing
    Former Employee - Director Marketing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart peers - highly profitable

    Cons

    Political - many incompetent mid-level managers - Corporate Marketing is lead by a great smart person - after that - the team is thin on experience and kindness.

    Advice to Management

    Look for good people first- good resumes second.


  2. "Strategic Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    State of the Art technology

    Cons

    Amazon relationship needs to extend across all market segments

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in people in the field


  3. "Senior Sales Executive"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting Edge Product Portfolio, Leader in Industry. Great salary and comp plan and benefits

    Cons

    Change is a norm. Possible layoff, change in job responsibility, products


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  5. "Still a great company that innovates a lot"

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    Current Employee - Product Line Manager
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to solve real-world challenges and delight so many customers, with many new innovations.

    Cons

    Products over time grow into complexity.


  6. "Marketing Team"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexibility with working remotely, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Dell acquisition has caused uncertainty among employees. Culture is taking a hit as well.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the integrity of VMware's culture of integrity & doing the right thing.


  7. "Great place for WLB but limited opportunites"

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    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great campus in Palo Alto
    No fixed leave - this is a very significant advantage
    Good developer community - Good Product Managers
    Culture is very supportive
    Customers LOVE the products - lots of fans

    Cons

    Bad dev managers get promoted not forced out.
    Management flip flops on strategy often. vCloud Air - Virtual stream
    No real career guidance or meetings with your manager once removed

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote people if they have HR complaints against them.
    Remove poisonous managers quickly - they seem to promote them
    Old school culture still exists - bullying in some teams exists


  8. "Fantastic Culture"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Commitment EPIC2 values - Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customer, Community

    Cons

    Not truly "global" yet as many roles demand living in Palo Alto area.


  9. "Inside Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enthusiastic employees, in-demand products, free food, great money.

    Cons

    May be harder than expected to move from inside sales to the field.


  10. "Amazing Company and Culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture, technologies, strategies, compensation, and benefits.

    Cons

    I can't think of any. NONE.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  11. "Great Company but with some flaws"

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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

    Pays well, benefits are great, strong technology focus

    Cons

    Strategic priorities are sometimes not well thought out before being implemented.

    Advice to Management

    Management ranks have become a bit fat over the past few years. Many leaders have been in the same position waaaaaay too long.



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