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Updated April 25, 2017
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  • They really mean it when they say they are committed to things like work/life balance (in 298 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great place to work with world leading technology"

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

    Pros

    great to work with with some of the world's largest customer to make real change in their organisation

    Cons

    A lot of travel can distrub home life balance


  2. "Great Technology Great People Agenda"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    VMware has an amazing blend of leading technology, clear strategy, future vision, coupled with a genuine desire to develop and support its people and for those people to give back to their local communities with 1 week a year of fully paid charity hours

    Cons

    The cons are so trivial they are essentially irrelevant. Especially when compared to othe blue chip IT vendors today

    Advice to Management

    Maximise your opportunity to promote from within. There's no point Training people on hard or soft skills without building them into a succession plan of some description.


  3. "The worst conpany ever?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Staines, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Staines, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free fruit, nice canteen, package is reasonable

    Cons

    Poor management, poor environment, little ethics, no concern for employees. I would strongly encourage anyone thinking of joining to look elsewhere

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better - they are an asset


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  5. "PSO Consulting Architect"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits(Dental, Health,Pension ...) + generous RSU

    It makes you feel proud to work for a company with such a great product and solution portfolio.

    6 weeks of On-boarding is a great way to welcome you into the company

    Cons

    None - I can't think of anything.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid falling into the DELL-EMC company culture as this will ruin the fabulous VMware culture.


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed and friendly atmosphere
    Strong sense of community
    VMWare really appreciates its employees
    Fantastic employee benefits
    Supportive team and management
    Ability to shape your career
    Innovative company

    Cons

    Parking in Staines office!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing


  7. "It's ok"

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

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

    Pros

    The Technology is great. They welcome and encourage people to use their own initiative

    Cons

    It's an out and out boys club, either you're in it, in which case you get promotion on promotion, or, like the majority, you work hard to help elevate others.. very frustrating indeed.

    Advice to Management

    Share. Trust. Empower


  8. "Nice place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly and respectful culture / work environment
    Successful and growing company
    Competitive pay and benefits
    Focus on diversity, especially opportunities for women

    Cons

    Like most US headquartered companies, fairly US-centric

    Advice to Management

    Become a truly global company with Executives based around the world


  9. "Great organisation, culture & people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Network & Security - UK&I in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Network & Security - UK&I in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic, collaborative and innovative organisation.
    Within VMware, irrespective to role, employees are encouraged and feel empowered to meet with senior leadership and share their views and ask for support.
    Vmware has an amazing culture. It is open and friendly, encourages family activities and work/life balance.
    Diversity and inclusion are a high priority.
    Top Talent individuals are given the opportunity to progress within the organisation to meet their personal career aspirations.
    The company also has a huge charitable (foundation) movement, which is inspiring and gives employees the opportunity to give a number of hours/days to charitable activities every year.

    Cons

    External perception from the market is that VMware is just a virtualisation company.


  10. "Brilliant place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Brilliant Technology and Innovation
    Flexible working environment and company culture is at heart of everything, strong values
    Strong program for retaining top talent
    Truly Global - doesn't matter where you are you can lead/contribute to Global initiatives
    Focussed on diversity; lots of initiatives to improve diversity

    Cons

    Young company, lacks maturity in some aspects, as long as you know who to ask, you can get things done quickly and efficiently; great if you are a natural networker
    At times, HQ a little out of touch with Field


  11. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Services Manager in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Services Manager in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Best work environment I have ever worked in. Close to the station. Every minute working here is an investment into your career.

    Cons

    Still trying to shake off traditional airwatch habits, not fully integrated with Vmware culture just yet.

    Advice to Management

    Due to amount of travelling, work from home should be a given, not requested every time.
    Career guidance about other roles in the company would also be great.


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