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Updated March 22, 2017
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Pros
  • They really mean it when they say they are committed to things like work/life balance (in 283 reviews)

  • cutting edge technology, Friendly environment, safe to work, great salary (in 90 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is out of question (in 124 reviews)

  • Middle management is full of insecure men who don't like confrontation and favor dudes just like them (in 88 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VMware part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility working from home, Free snacks/drinks

    Cons

    Poor line of communication like playing telephone

    Advice to Management

    Have better program structure for interns


  2. "No different than any other large company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some middle management is focused on employees

    Cons

    zero direction of where the company is going, knee jerk reactions to outside events creates bad decisions


  3. "Incredible Company"

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

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

    Pros

    VMware is a great company to work for. It is very collaborative and inclusive. So much to say about their EPIC values.

    Cons

    Sales operations and reporting is very weak. It still surprises me how bad it is.

    Advice to Management

    Fix sales operations. It's a big wart in an otherwise awesome company


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Longtime VMware Employee"

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

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

    Pros

    Career growth, good income, job stability for 11+years.
    Great Campus
    Company focused on 'doing good' with strong philanthropy, corporate ethics, emphasis on workplace equity.
    My management chain is open and transparent.

    Cons

    Very Few. It's a big company with typical big company complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on enhancing our offerings, Inject some of the old 'world beating' vigor and innovation into new offering domains.


  6. "Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at VMware (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging work environment. Good benefits

    Cons

    It is hard to navigate through the system to get the work done


  7. "Everything great...except IT"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent people, technology, management and perks

    Cons

    IT...i waste at least one hour a day due Office 365 crashing, on the phone with onecloud, fixing the VPN etc.

    Advice to Management

    Fix IT.


  8. "Acquisition VS Direct Hire"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology, Training Resources, Salary, Benefits

    Cons

    Management culture, Backstabbing, Leadership styles

    Advice to Management

    Treat the folks you acquire the same way that you treat your direct hires. VMware treats their acquisition staff members like red-headed step children.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, culture, worklife balance, stock purchase

    Cons

    Layoffs, lots of change, unclear strategy


  10. "Amazing Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Vmware is, by far, the best company to work for, in my opinion. With my career taking off nearly three and a half years ago, I feel extremely blessed to be a part of something so incredible. Great people, amazing culture, and dominance in the market of Software Defined Everything.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any negatives with Vmware.


  11. "software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Career opportunities somewhat limited due to office being a setllite office



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