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Updated July 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Company without a future"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Free snacks
    - Great campus
    - Gym

    Cons

    - Limited career growth
    - Very political
    - Not innovative
    - Very hierarchical

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like you treat your execs. Women are still not reaching the upper echelons and there is definite gender bias although there are token women leaders


  2. "A mix of mature and growth products."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - R&D in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Stability of a mature company/product (vSphere) mixed with opportunities in high growth innovations (NSX, vSAN, Airwatch, etc)
    - Amazing new Palo Alto campus. Beautiful, comfortable, great location, good food
    - Great work/life balance
    - Excellent comp and benefits
    - Positive culture

    Cons

    - Some typical "big company" problems, mixed with churn and growing pains of a newer player in some markets (eg networking, public cloud, etc).

    Advice to Management

    - Get the R&D career ladder/titles more aligned with industry.
    - Push back harder on pressure to show short term growth vs long term strategic moves.
    - Be more assertive about coaching or moving out leaders who don't fit with culture/values of the company

  3. "Engineering manager"

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    • 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

    Interesting technology, great culture and great company to work for.

    Cons

    You need to know the right team to work with.


  4. "Client Sucess Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Success Specialist in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Client Success Specialist in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work culture, employee friendly environment

    Cons

    erratic business decisions, few of the managers are incompetent


  5. "Cloud Systems Engineer"

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

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Good people, benefits, culture, and company name.

    Cons

    Lack of department advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more management opportunities and growth within the company.


  6. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great company
    -Great technology
    -Culture is nice

    Cons

    -No internal direction all over the place
    -process are still old school and need to be updated
    -Pay used to be awesome and now its going downhill.
    -tracking payment of deals is a nightmare
    -Management doesn't take input from employees and change things that need to be fixed

    Advice to Management

    -working on fixing on some of the internal issues.


  7. "Excellent Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good perks, challenging work. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Don't know any cons yet.

  8. "Great Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SE Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - SE Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is amazing. VMware empowers employees to drive an outcome. You Aren't there to turn a few screws and collect a paycheck. You feel part of something special whether it is the work you accomplish or the impact the company tries to make outside of business.

    Cons

    The company still has the opportunity to be less tribal. A lot of best practices are word of mouth. Communication is relatively god, but not always well organized.


  9. "A good place to start..."

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer II in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer II in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with everyday are wonderful, helpful, and fun people.

    Cons

    The management, and overall processes need a thorough review and update.

    Advice to Management

    If you truly want to be the best company you need to treat your employees like you treat your execs, and create a healthy and engaging environment instead of one that leads to burn-out.


  10. "VMware"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lots of opportunities to learn and advance.

    Cons

    Maybe a little impersonal due to its size


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