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Updated 22 August 2014
Updated 22 August 2014
1,367 Reviews

3.7
1,367 Reviews
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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
  • Like all software companies work life balance can be a challenge (in 56 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    All good

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TSE  in  Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - TSE in Cork (Ireland)

    Pros

    Top software. Allowed to be creative

    Cons

    Manager egos. A raise.would.be nice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust us to.do the job you pay us for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Loved working at VMware!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senor Technical Writer  in  Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senor Technical Writer in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    Pros

    Great technology, community oriented, great to employees, good working environment

    Cons

    Buying start-ups and realizing they don't fit in the overall future of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    MTS

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good perks
    nice colleagues
    top technology focused company

    Cons

    Mid management is useless
    same office politics as usual

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people, good employee experience, great products and strategy.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    Pros

    There are really smart and competent people at VMware. Employee experience in the Palo Alto campus is great with food, fitness center, concerts, celebrity visits, TED talks like speaker series, and events.

    Cons

    You run into people who lack professionalism more so than what I experienced at my previous company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to do a better job at identifying top talents and retaining them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was a great ride!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    Pros

    Opened a lot of doors. Fast-paced, dynamic organization when I worked there (2008-2012). Many perks to retain talent.

    Cons

    Some unqualified people were promoted to upper management. Most of that have been removed now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Rewarding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Architect  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consulting Architect in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Great multinational company. Good internal career opportunities.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is not great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pioneer Product company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    brilliant work environment
    Ample oppurtunity to grow as an individual

    Cons

    Work location is too far from the main city

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please promote your company more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Place

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

    Pros

    Great People - Good learning.

    Cons

    Aquires a lot of companies instead of doing things on its own..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to work..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

    Pros

    Flexible, not micro managed, results driven culture.
    Unlimited Vacation
    Family First
    3 most innovative company

    Cons

    Haven't found any yet, great company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only constant is change, so embrace it and own it. Over communicate...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company, still growing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast paced, cutting edge development in an explosive field. Great talent and campus.

    Cons

    Many, many products; growing in many irections at once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus!

    Recommends

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