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VMware Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.4 1,259 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

Pat Gelsinger

(371 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a work life balance here that I have never had before(in 80 reviews)

  • Great technology but now mostly not news in the marketplace(in 87 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to take ownership of your own work/life balance(in 55 reviews)

  • There is too much middle management that are not good managers (micro managers)(in 65 reviews)

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    VMware was a great place to work!

    Recruiter (Former Employee)

    ProsThe best thing about VMware is the people. Low ego, down to Earth, smart people. People who have gotten over themselves and are interested in working together. Challenging problems - an infrastructure company like VMware is solving the problems of massively scalable services that much of computing/the web will be based on for years to come.

    ConsMay not pay as much as competitors. Like all software companies work life balance can be a challenge. Getting new ideas implemented takes some time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the fluff and BS bureaucracy. Keep it about the work and those who are getting done, as opposed to the people who look busy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Tech leader - diverse experiences

    Director, Product Marketing (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA (US)

    ProsLearned a lot - grew tons both personally and professionally. The company brand has opened a lot of doors for me.

    ConsHard to drive decisions to closure sometimes. As they got bigger, there was a question of where new innovation would come from.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage more risk-taking, consider outside-in thinking and cultivate a renewed focus on innovation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture, fantastic company to work for, but typical large company corporate politics and BS

    Senior Sales Engineer (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA (US)

    Prosculture
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    successful company
    don't have to work too hard
    money invested in employees and campuses

    Consa lot of people can hide here and don't do anything, tons of dead wood and useless employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsGood work and committed team members.

    ConsMultiple release every month in IT

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good place to work

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)

    Prosrespect on individuals, especially technical expertise.

    Consgrow fast facing chanllenge from process and org.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNew so far so good.

    Consnothing to report at this time

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    A good company.

    Curriculum Production Specialist (Former Employee) Palo Alto, CA (US)

    ProsGood benefits, beautiful campus and I worked with a great group of individuals.

    ConsTime-off was fine, worked from home so not fully versed on office culture, work-life balance good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work and culture

    Senior Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) Broomfield, CO (US)

    ProsVMware's desire to help the community around is as strong as their desire to succeed in business.

    ConsRapid growth has created a lot of dysfunction in how groups are (were) organized.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent workplace atmosphere creating innovative products

    Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA (US)

    ProsGreat benefits, excellent workplace atmosphere and other activities

    ConsWork pressure because of competition on innovative products

    Advice to Senior ManagementJob skills and leadership skills should be compensated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice place to work

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsGood company, good products and technology

    ConsProcess implementation needs to be improvef

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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