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Updated May 28, 2017
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Pros
  • They really mean it when they say they are committed to things like work/life balance (in 299 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Network Virtualization engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Network Virtualization Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Network Virtualization Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paternity leave is amazing : 18 weeks!
    training on new technology
    good compensation
    6% 401K match
    unlimited PTO
    ESPP

    Cons

    moving to other department is very hard

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing to drive the company to more success.
    Be more flexible in employee internal opportunity seeking


  2. Helpful (2)

    "In Full Time Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are playing the "long game" and understand the value of strategic approaches and plans.

    Cons

    Too many reorgs causing territory and account shifts.

    Advice to Management

    I think the company is well run and more strategic today than it was a year ago. A real shift is happening and VMW is less of an ELA machine than it used to be and this is a good thing.


  3. "Great place to work in a beautiful setting"

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    • 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 full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    company culture, working environment, smart people who are focused on delivering exceptional products and services

    Cons

    Politics can get in the way of doing the "right thing".

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on core business priorities.


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  5. "MTS-3"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MTS3 in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - MTS3 in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice place to work.

    Cons

    compensation is not at par with companies in bay area.


  6. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of campus benefits and beautiful work place

    Cons

    Lot of legacy code and lots of maintenance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep salaries updated


  7. "Strategic Accounts"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Rocklin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    VMware has an amazing culture and great compensation. Portfolio of products keep you in position to be successful. Definite recommendation.

    Cons

    At times the culture seems to be possibly at risk due to the subtle influence of Dell post acquisition. As long as VMware is left alone, it will be a great place to work long-term.

    Advice to Management

    Please ensure VMware maintains its independence from Dell/EMC.


  8. "Balanced Organization to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance
    Opportunity to Grow
    Recognize Talent
    Promote Talent

    Cons

    Bureaucratic planning
    Some Leaders do not possess our core values

    Advice to Management

    Be more in tune with your employees


  9. "Good work-life balance, well compensated"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - 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

    Well compensated, brilliant coworkers, unlimited day offs, good medical insurance, great benefits, flexible working hours, good management, nice office, plenty activities to join after work

    Cons

    No free lunch.
    I can't think of anything else.
    I can't think of anything I can't think of anything else.


  10. "Enjoyed my time there, learned a lot"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, open atmosphere, good work, good benefits.

    Cons

    Political, Upper Management very secretive, work life balance was provided in exchange for being available to work whenever called for E.G. long days or weekends. Limited upward mobility.


  11. "Client Exec"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good People, Good Pay and Benefits.

    Cons

    Management isn't too interested in their people. They are interested in the bottom line and I know all these type of companies are but much turn over because of this statement.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers


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