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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. "VMware sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology, "start-up" atmosphere, friendly coworkers, supportive environment

    Cons

    Poor processes, back office support limited, confusing systems

    Advice to Management

    clean up and link all sales systems. Clearly define roles


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A good place to start your career..."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Knowledgeable people
    -Good product set
    -Financial performance has been good up to now
    -Good benefits and pay

    Cons

    -About to get first hand knowledge of a competitive market
    -Sales model is changing. Not sure if senior leadership has the skill set to foster the change
    -It's all about the numbers

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to your people in the field. That's where the customer is spending most of their time
    -Look inside for some of your brightest talent.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great product! Terrible Sales Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Terrific products. Company continues to improve flag ship products and are willing to enter new markets by making aquisitions.

    Cons

    Very poor sales leadership in Federal. No plan, no structure, no communication. AVP and VP are disconnected from the business and are smothered in greed.

    Advice to Management

    Create an open and honest environment by simply communicating. Diversify new employee hires. Establish trust amongst employees, partners and ecosystem.


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  5. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great product with a real ROI for customers. Leadership has heart and true vision. Leadership truly cares for the team. I have worked for many companies but VMware just keeps on getting better

    Cons

    Growing fast so at times infrastructure falls behind. At time you loose time dealing with the issues associated with lack of internal systems to support day to day tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Keep thinking out of the box!


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Great technology, great people, not such a great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome technology
    Senior level management are at the top of their game
    Arguably the Smartest CEO in the industry
    Great people in the trenches
    Most people are willing to go out of their way to help.
    Training and enablement is readily available.

    Cons

    Cronyism and nepotism runs rampant
    Opportunities to advance your career are limited
    Some account managers are absolutely clueless when it comes to the concept of "solution selling"
    Mid-level management leaves a lot to be desired.
    Changing comp plans are making it more difficult to make money.
    Post-sales is not respected by the pre-sales organization.
    Too EMC re-treads have brought the baggage to VMware; everyone knows EMC culture and unhappy employees are synonymous

    Advice to Management

    Forget Microsoft, forget Citirix, disgruntled employees and attrition is Vmware's biggest competition. Please hire a consulting company to review, evaluate, and restructure the way the company looks after it's valued employees. There are a lot of good people that are extremely frustrated with the way things work. Just because someone is good at their job does not make them an effect leader.



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