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  1.  

    VMware - Still Innovating - the rest are so far off they will never catch up!

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Melbourne

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    The best Product on the market - by far!!

    They take care of you - if you put in the effort - it's a two way street.

    Cons

    We are the market leader (and rightly so) so everybody is trying to bring us down (unsuccessfully I might add...)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on Innovating and give us the opportunity to do so also.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    VMware is probably the best company I've ever worked for.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Sydney

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Great products, a belief in doing the right thing for our customers, a passion about our impact on IT and the planet and a great team to make it all happen.

    Cons

    The pace of change, demanding the best of you everyday, a growing company now with shareholder responsibilities is seeing an increase in red tape and focus on costs, to the detriment of innovation and delivery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't loose sight of what we were capable of pre-IPO, we are successful not only because of great products, but mainly by the way we executed our business. Changing that significantly by constraining how we execute may breed resentment and loss of job satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Employed at VMware for 9+ years

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

    I have been working at VMware full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, smart people, stable work environment, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Frequent corporate restructuring to realign human capital with new products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for ways to re-purpose existing employees into new job roles

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to Work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff Vmkernel in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff Vmkernel in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I worked at VMware as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Really talented people !! These guys are at the forefront of Virtualization and Cloud software. the people working here are geniuses.
    - Awesome Pay & perks
    - Fun intern events: Movies, Angel Island trip, sports, food bazaars, Concerts, Hollywood guys come around here to chat (entire cast of old star trek was here !!), Beer bashes !

    Cons

    - Can be sometimes too much work as they expect only the top bunch to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    getting better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    lot of new products new initiatives

    Cons

    no work life balance. sometimes micro management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    real work should be more appreciated than lip service

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Dynamic Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great technology and widely accepted

    Cons

    You hardly get to breathe.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Incredible learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    The technology you are exposed to and experience gained make up for most negatives. The company also works very hard to accommodate any special working requirements.

    Cons

    some expectations and performance benchmarks are not possible or useless (telling customers to take a survey and begging for good ratings does not make better employees.)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Challenging but Rewarding Company to Work for - Highly Recommended

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

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

    Pros

    I have worked here for almost a year and have already acquired an abundance of knowledge in areas of the business in which I previously had minimal to no experience. The people here are incredibly intelligent- movers and shakers for sure. We have unlimited time off and generally, management is pretty flexible about schedules, as long as you are getting your work done and not falling behind. I also love the fact that you can bring your dog to work, makes for a more laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Challenges would be similar to every other large companies challenges- opportunity for growth is dependent upon who you know (politics are everywhere you go). Also, the unlimited time off can be a curse as well as a blessing. You are not entitled to PTO; your manager must approve (which means you need to ask prior to taking PTO).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to continue putting effort around employee recognition programs. Financial rewards are always nice, but a simple "thank you" can be just as appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Remember EMC VERSUS NETAPP?

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Real Time Technical Deep Dives!

    Cons

    Communication with Teams versus with Clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share with Teams!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with lots of smart, motivated and team oriented people.

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

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

    Pros

    Vmware has the best end to end product set to bring SDDC and automation that is sorely lacking to the big data center. Up to now only the big cloud had their home grown tools that allowed them to operate massive scale with few people. Now with Vmware, any company can have the ability to have any workload run anywhere on any device with fluidity.

    Cons

    It is newer concepts of SDDC so you will have to help customers make this leap of faith. You do have the fact that Vmware virtually single handed virtualized the compute space. Now Vmware has to convince customer to do the same for storage and network. Crossing this Chasm is never easy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company with humble executives. Stay humble and listen intently to customers and employees and we will stay on the right track.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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