VMware Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
1,361 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Many companies talk about work/life balance, but VMware practices it (in 91 reviews)

  • Great technology, community oriented, great to employees, good working environment (in 94 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is determined by your manager (mine was a known workaholic) (in 62 reviews)

  • The company once slim and trim has grown many folds; bloating the middle management (in 70 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    VP

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Cool technology and a great group of guys if right leadership

    Cons

    EMC influence and culture drove the team building effort down the drain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    separate yourself from EMC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    products, people, benefits, flexibility, open work culture

    Cons

    getting into another corporate company mode, BUs needs to come together. Higher level direction needs to be reset to work as one single team as oppose to competing between business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to politics due to BU structure, ask everyone to keep things simple, lot of new VPs driving their own things

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff, Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff, Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I have been working at VMware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance
    Laid back
    strong vision and strong market hold/growth
    no fixed time off schedule, unlimited vacation days
    good perks
    good training classes

    Cons

    management needs to appreciate talent
    need more leaders
    need better hiring strategies, has become less selective
    better talent retention schemes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be competitive with the market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vmware

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good place to work at and really good work-life balance.
    Good work culture in the group I am in.
    Management chain is very open and lets you know where you stand with your peers

    Cons

    Not to many cons in my current role
    Far from where I live, but that is made up by the good work-life balance.
    They could offer free food and free gym or at least one or the other for all the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    SAE

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VMware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great leadership and vision from leadership team

    Cons

    Could become like an EMC/SFDC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    2 years 1 month of experience in VMware

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at VMware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company values,Office culture,good salary,work life balance,personal growth

    Cons

    I found promotion growth rate is low even though you have done a extra ordinary job.
    Salary hike is also low even though you have got top most rating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If employee is doing a extra ordinary job management should appreciate with good salary hike,awards and specially he must be promoted to next level even he has done this good job with in a 1 year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VMware full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great technology, culture and people.

    Cons

    A lot of gossip folk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to led company as software company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer II in Broomfield, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer II in Broomfield, CO (US)

    I have been working at VMware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary, lots of perks, fun/laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Tough jobs, but so is any support job. Some engineers that have never really had a bad job think this one is horrible. Its funny, they usually leave for more money then come back a year later after dealing with an employer that doesn't care as much as VMware does.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at VMware as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, Good technology, Smart people

    Cons

    R&R, Compensation, team politics, No quality work assigned

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Operations Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Network Operations Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at VMware full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Wonderful work culture. Fantastic campus amenities. You would not expect such a wonderful work environment from a big company.

    Cons

    I have no complaints. I had no negative experiences here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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