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VMware Sofia Reviews

Updated March 13, 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. "Employee-oriented company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -cutting-edge technology development means that one can always learn new things while on the job
    -growth opportunities
    -great benefits program
    -opened, transperent, inclusive nature of the company
    -work-life balance is great
    -colleagues are top-tier-experts in their domains
    -solid company that is here not only to stay, but to grow

    Cons

    -things can get a bit chaotic every now and then, due to the dynamic environment outside of the company and the reaction from inside. high-level changes happen quite often and it is not always clear what the impact to the individual employee would be.

    Advice to Management

    Can't think of one that they are not already aware of and working on.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good but politics and disastrous project management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice comfortable office with many benefits.
    Some great people work there

    Cons

    Too much politics
    Chaotic project management, bad communication between managers and employees
    VMW claims to be an analytical company but no evidence or simple analysis in case of any work situations, feelings only matter (like in a cheap TV drama)

    Advice to Management

    Fix project management
    More respect to employees
    Use some basic analytical techniques when dealing with any problems
    Reading comprehension to management body (and I am not joking at all)


  3. "My first year"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - MTS3 in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Contractor - MTS3 in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, cutting edge technologies, good fringe benefits. They have nice company culture and values.

    Cons

    VMware is a good company over all, but some of managers lack of basic management training. There are some that are arrogant, stubborn and very narrow sighted, especially those coming from software engineering background (usually the ones who sucked at it), Not so good work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Choose your managers wisely. Educate them more in what they are supposed to do.


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  5. "Maybe the best IT company in Sofia ATM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, working with professionals, good salaries.

    Cons

    All the cons of the big company.

    Advice to Management

    I dont really have an advice, keep up with the good work.


  6. "MTS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MTS3 in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - MTS3 in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting projects, Great work-life balance, great colleagues.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy tend to stall things (might be normal for a big company).

    Advice to Management

    More clear direction.


  7. "One of the top 3 employers in Bulgaria"

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

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

    Pros

    Growing company
    Product development
    Access to worldwide-renown experts
    Excellent work conditions
    Very good compensation
    Interesting work
    Access to customers

    Cons

    Large company - many things can be slow, little control over important events
    Overcentralization around the Palo Alto headquarters
    Sofia is a remote site - influencing and impacting decisions is harder
    Many meetings happen in the evening and night
    Some business units have too much politics

    Advice to Management

    Decentralize and develop the remote sites


  8. "Senior Software Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career opportunities, descent salary, flexible working hours, free food and beverages, a lot of smart people around, many friends, and much more

    Cons

    Higher management looks clueless with what's happening in the company. Not much fresh ideas what we should do next and how to do it. The company grew much in a relatively short time and many people which are not OK were hired. People with different skills and knowledge are promoted to the same level.


  9. "MTs2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job security, good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Bad management, lay offs, poor vision for future products


  10. "mts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MTS2 in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Former Employee - MTS2 in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time

    Pros

    One of the best software company to work for.

    Cons

    Too often priorities changes result in confusion among the employees.


  11. "Best employer in BG"

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Micro-management is not good enough



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