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Updated December 11, 2017
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  • Work Life Balance often difficult to achieve (in 140 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (16)

    "I absolutely love VMware"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  2. "Product Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Management
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, innovation, people, business, freedom

    Cons

    Commute, processess, career development, Dell

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

  3. "Sr. Member of Technical Staff"

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    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company cares about your education, training, and making sure you enjoy what you are working on. Company is growing and you can feel the excitement.

    Cons

    Working with lots of engineers in India so hours can be less than optimal


  4. "Account Executive"

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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

    Great company with innovative products.

    Cons

    People generally care but new leaders are out of touch with the business and are managing to metrics instead of customer success.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to senior leadership hires.


  5. "An Amazing Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Strategist in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Strategist in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An amazing place to work, I worked in the head office within Palo Alto and can safely say it's a great place to grow your career whilst enjoying the work you do, a fantastic company culture exists also.

    Cons

    At times, like any large organisation, it takes awhile to get anything done


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Culture is key!"

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

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

    Pros

    Culture at this workplace is amazing! Co-Workers and leadership care about the well being of employee and strives to make sure you are ready for the next stage. Teams are well put together and work together to achieve the same goals while still having the competitive nature.

    Cons

    Politics and the struggles with different directions of a large company.


  7. "Really great place to work"

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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 benefits
    -Stable work environment
    -Clear company strategy

    Cons

    I think the cons are about the same as you'd find (probably better honestly) in most large companies. There are pros and cons to both.

  8. "Great Company to Work For"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progressive company with competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Systematic layoffs can effect morale


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Work/Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very relevant solutions, great technology providing for exceptional work-life balance.

    Cons

    could thin the heard a bit and focus on higher performing human capital.

    Advice to Management

    hold everyone accountable to the same standards to make this great company even better!


  10. "Hired as a new grad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, pay, benefits, people, equipment, etc. It was everything you could want from a company. I had to move to see a medical specialist for a health issue or I would still be there.

    Cons

    None. They have spent loads of money on research and implementation of tested and proven ways to run a successful company and it shows.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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