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Updated July 19, 2017
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  • They really mean it when they say they are committed to things like work/life balance (in 309 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "VMware is an exceptional company with amazing people!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    some of the most brilliant engineers and thought leaders in the industry, amazing campus, fun events, challenging work.

    Cons

    none, it is a great company

    Advice to Management

    keep on motivating people with continuous feedback


  2. "Lead Business Strategy"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    - Amazing people and environment
    - Great collaborative culture
    - Company moving to more cloud solutions and aaS which provides more opportunities for growth
    - Career advancements are abound
    - Perks are fantastic
    - Pay is very competitive
    - Campus is gorgeous

    Cons

    - Large company so risk of duplication of efforts and information loss is there

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Best company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Pay package that is hard to beat which naturally draws talented people
    - Employees are encouraged to think outside the box
    - Work never gets dull, it's in fact exciting and motivating
    - Remarkably relaxing environment with little pressure, even though we are all busy and work hard
    - People are genuinely supportive of each other

    Cons

    - Company could do a better job of making job seekers be aware of how great this company really is
    - False perception that the business is slowing; instead of being a one trick pony, it has successfully diversified its portfolio

    Advice to Management

    You have built up a great company culture; keep pushing this - it is an intangible asset which contributes to the good business outcome! I have seen and endured many toxic work environments which resulted in outright project failures. Hire talented people with compassion and sincerity, as opposed to brainy people with no soul


  4. "Alliances Marketing"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay. Great campus HQ. Strong brand and great products and technology.

    Cons

    Harsh working environment. Combative culture.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on empowering individual contributors vs. managing up.


  5. "Awesome"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    telework sometimes, but up to manager discretion.

    Cons

    health benefits could be better.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Would have been good if it was not unstable"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Technology
    Good Compensation
    Good stock options, ESPP etc

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs. The frequency of layoff keeps people on the edge.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best place I've ever worked"

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

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

    Pros

    VMware is very supportive of career development. Internal transfers even between completely different types of jobs are very easy to accomplish. In the 6 years I've worked there, I've had 4 completely different kinds of roles - Internal Datacenter Ops, Sales Engineer, Professional Services, and now Management. I never feel the need to leave VMware to move to the next step in my career or to branch out into emerging technologies. Before coming here I always had to leave a job every 2 years to be able to move up or get involved in different things.

    The highest levels of leadership constantly impress me with the strategic decisions they make and the way they are able to monetize and promote new technologies. I've never seen a leadership team as good at making money. This translates to solid commissions for Sales Engineers / Account Reps and general company health/growth if nothing else.

    They also take their corporate culture pretty seriously. They really mean it when they say they are committed to things like work/life balance.

    Cons

    There are pockets of people within VMware that are beyond comfortable. These people barely do any work at all. But due to their tenure, the way some orgs are structured, and VERY forgiving HR policies, they will never get fired. I once literally caught someone snorting drugs AT WORK and HR wouldn't do anything. Said it was my word against theirs as to what the substance actually was. Unbelievable. It can be frustrating to deal with such types when you are highly motivated to get things done. I'd say maybe 10% of the company is like this these days, but it is there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. The new focus on investment in customer success is absolutely the right move.

  8. "Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work environment with fair compensation

    Cons

    Lot's of upper C level personnel leaving


  9. "It's very helpful,and a lot of useful writing tips"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Physical Therapy Aide in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Former Employee - Physical Therapy Aide in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This place Cares for those they are helping very sincere

    Cons

    The con's are that I'm not working at the pr sent time and miss it greatly

    Advice to Management

    Always treat every dept.and emplpyee as equal,cause were all on it together


  10. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great boss, exciting stuff cooking in R&D, and customers who love the products.

    Cons

    Not enough customer understanding always in PM/PMM.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on customer's success and we all win.


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