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Updated January 18, 2018
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  • Work Life balance can be a challenge (in 142 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (22)

    "I absolutely love VMware"

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    • 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.


  2. "Culture, Culture, Cultue"

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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

    Very positive environment. Focused on driving sales growth, but also giving back to the community.

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any yet.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    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

    Very green campus, a lot to learn

    Cons

    cannot thing of a negative thing about VMware


  4. "VMware on a roll"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High Integrity and high performance company. Overall corporate vision has been consistently on target as the IT landscape has changed. Overall, excellent work environment. Strong commitment to giving back as a company (VMware Foundation)

    Cons

    Very few cons. As the company has grown, it is increasingly difficult to maintain flat structure and open door, silicon valley culture.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with message and execution. Stay flat and open door.


  5. "MTS"

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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

    Great pay, excellent benefits, work-life balance.

    Cons

    Very slow pace, it used to be innovative but not anymore.


  6. "Good tech, decent pay, good culture, management out of touch."

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    Current Employee - Consulting Architect in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consulting Architect in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology is great, team members are fantastic.

    Cons

    Professional services management is driven by MBOs rather than what positively impacts customers. Disconnect between business units drives political nonsense. Individual contributors work in a vacuum. PTO policy in billable positions isn't realistic or as advertised. Don't expect merit raises or salary adjustments unless you threaten to quit. Little to zero mobility outside of billable roles.

    Advice to Management

    Take ethics training to heart. Consider what's best for customers and your teams and your own success will follow.


  7. "Client executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Great solutions, pay, culture, benefits

    Cons

    Management in SLED on west coast was brutal. Huge portfolio shortage of technical folks, especially EUC

    Advice to Management

    Communication classes would help

  8. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work focusing on real customer issues.

    Cons

    My team was too focused on delivering, and never really stopped to focus

    Advice to Management

    Do more retrospectives, and make celebrations more genuine and less going through the motions.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work timings. Nice perks like free snacks and on campus gym. Good vision ahead for the company.

    Cons

    Not much. This is not the place if you are looking for a fast paced company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance overall

    Cons

    Slow moving and hierarchical in management


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