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VMware Staff Engineer Reviews

Updated September 23, 2017
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  1. "Great company to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, friendly co-workers and working environment, excellent benefit and compensation, flexible working hours and vacation

    Cons

    not the "coolest" name in the valley

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus and invest on people


  2. "Nice work life balance if project is right"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is one of the best

    Cons

    Too many re orgs in last 2 years

  3. "Staff Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company working on industry relevant technology. Great opportunities to move around and work in many different groups.

    Cons

    Tough to innovate new ideas when working remote for a large company.


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Great pay and benefit
    2. Innovation
    3. Smart coworkers

    Cons

    No much to complain at this point

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Nepotism rules the day"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    First class benefits and very low expectations. Unlimited vacation.. Good for South Indians with management aspirations.

    Cons

    Clueless management, nepotism and racism. The engineer quality is low and this is only a good company for those that negotiate a good package and vest in peace.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue - cut layers of useless managers!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent culture, talented people and a lot of growing opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are surrounded with talented people. Use of the latest technology. Awesome products that belong to the future. You have the opportunity to learn every day.

    Cons

    You will need to be very strong in the beginning of your career at vmware as you face a lot of things you will need to learn. But I think this is why everyone is smart and talented.

    Advice to Management

    Keep continuing the learning process and conferences at vmware.


  7. "Pretty Good"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good people. Work is generally interesting.

    Cons

    To much context switching due to many responsibilities -- makes it hard to do a good job and stay motivated at times.

    Advice to Management

    My team should hire more frequently to handle attrition.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the job is good, doing the innovational work

    Cons

    run over the rapid growth phase


  9. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer (Software Engineer) in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer (Software Engineer) in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    - Great benefits.
    - Good culture.
    - Excellent campus.

    Cons

    - It is a large company. Some of the managers can be difficult.


  10. "Best company to work in Atlanta"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work and learn. Healthy environment and up to date technology stack used.

    Cons

    Can't think of any specific cons. Open floor structure for development might be replaced with cubicles to give more space to developers.