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Updated November 11, 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. "Vmware"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in Staines, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Director in Staines, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, amazing vision and strategy

    Cons

    It sounds strange but there arent any

    Advice to Management

    Management are very good on work life balance


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting technical challenges; good benefits

    Cons

    Big multinational company; often siloed teams

  3. "Pretty damn good to be honest"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Decent money, with good benefits package including generous share save scheme and pension.
    * Very flexible with working practices
    * Pioneering in the products and solutions they produce
    * Good reputation within the IT sector
    * String customer lead strategy

    Cons

    * Sometimes it feels like you work in silos
    * People doing a similar job to you with similar outputs can get paid a lot more or a lot less doe snot seem fair
    * Poor T&E budget for an EMEA facing role

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing... you have developed a great culture and mostly your employees enjoy working here. Try to work on the business units working in silo, but thats a toughie.


  4. "Brilliant company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Staines, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Staines, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    VMware truly values it's employees.

    Cons

    The company is growing at a fast rate, so occasionally there are systems & processes that need to catch up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work!


  5. "A great company with some maturing to do for go to market with SI's"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Global Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very strong portfolio and market relevance make client and partner conversations always worth having.

    Cons

    Although maturing, the sales process is still primarily ignoring the wider ecosystem of partners (particularly SI's) to create value from the VMware transformation software

    Advice to Management

    Too much interference from US mgmt, with a lack of understanding around the complexities of EMEA vs North America - languages, borders and cultures require far more time and resources to navigate than east coast vs west coast


  6. "Life @ VMware UK Limited"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in Staines, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Director in Staines, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, relevant technology and good customer reputation

    Cons

    Working at VMware is like drinking from a fire hose. You've got to know how to focus on the key activities

    Advice to Management

    Streamline & simplify operational processes


  7. "Six months in and loving being part of VMware"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone (yes Everyone) I have met demonstrates the company's EPIC2 Values as part of their every interaction. The products and services are incredible and considerably more than just being about Server Virtualisation. Senior and Executive Management feel engaged/connected to what we do which in turn is delivering an incredible entrepreneurial spirit.

    Cons

    Sometimes meetings get scheduled for Pacific Time without realising some of the participants are outside the US.

    Advice to Management

    Help us with the messaging that we are more than a Virtualisation Company despite the company name.

  8. "Depends on where in the hirachy you sit"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good products, nice colleagues, good training opportunities.

    Cons

    Awful compensation plan, complicated approval processes, a lot of internal politics

    Advice to Management

    The staff is currently so undervalued, there is also a culture of misuse of power and oppression of those that dare to speak out.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "VMinclusion ?????"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Product and generally ok benefits.

    Cons

    VMware is preaching VMinclusion, this counts only for half of the company.
    EPIC2 is also not a music to everyone ears, if you say something about it they don't listen.

    Commissions are delayed by 3 months and if you don't like this you are poison to the Management. Don't say anything please.

    Micromanagement and if you are not doing what they tell you are bottom rock and you can kiss goodby your career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the feedback in Voice of VMware.

    Train your management. Soft-skills is one of the big misses.

    Don't let others in the teams make up for the failure of other team members underperforming.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Objective Observations"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The teams around you are mostly happy to help you be successful. There will always be exceptions, but, largely, if you need help, support, guidance, or mentoring, you will have a lot of options.
    Diversity is a key consideration throughout the company, and VMware puts a lot of emphasis on finding the right people for the job, whatever their background.
    If you have a better way of doing something, or see an opportunity, you will often get the support to explore it further.

    Cons

    There is some dumbing down of the very smart people that VMware hires. Autonomy is not always all it could be. And clearly defined goals sometimes need to be asked for rather than readily shared across the organisation.
    Being a US company, there is a frequent disconnect between how the US sees business strategy around the world, and the reality of the other territories.

    Advice to Management

    Depend more on your best people - speak to their passions in order to get the best from them, at all and any levels. Focus on being more customer-centric, and this applies internally as well as externally. PLEASE evolve from being a 99.9% product-led company, and make some serious and long-term, top-down decisions about delivering strategic solutions to our customers.


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