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Updated December 8, 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. "Director Engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technical depth. Full stack technology company. Focus on quality. Engineering has a big voice on product design and schedule. Not too terribly political, considering its size and age. Most of the time you can speak your mind without looking over your shoulder too much. Good work life balance. Genius leaders.

    Cons

    The enterprise IT sector as a whole is losing ground to Cloud computing. VMWare's software stack is not sticky enough (unlike Oracle's, for example). Pat is doing an admirable job leading the company, so it would be a constant uphill battle to fight.

    Advice to Management

    Keep broadening the technical reach. Don't loose your talents.


  2. "Field sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Great technology and a lot of good people

    Cons

    High turnover of salespeople and sales managers. Lose a lot of good employees. Quotas are not set fairly. Large majority of salespeople finish below 100% of quota each year

    Advice to Management

    High turnover is disruptive to customers and to the company. Set fair quotas.

  3. "Cloud Systems Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, life/work balance
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Internal mobility is a little opaque and could be improved


  4. "One of the best places to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everything is good. VMware's work culture stands out by itself..

    Cons

    Middle Management needs to improve to take VMware to the next level.


  5. "One of the best companies to work for ..."

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's an engineering based companies and engineers are greatly valued. Provides excellent growth opportunities. Culture is very open and if you are a credible engineer, you can easily and openly share your opinion even to execs and they will respond and more importantly act on it.

    Cons

    None, that I can really think of

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the culture change


  6. "great place to work, but getting beauracratic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    comeraderie, fast pace, results oriented

    Cons

    end of quarter is 12 hr days for two weeks

    Advice to Management

    don't become a beauracratic large company, keep it simple as possible


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

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    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    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


  9. "MTS-3"

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    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.


  10. "VMware"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great technology company, great support staff

    Cons

    starting to adopt the Dell mentality


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