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Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
1,449 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • UK organisation trying hard on soft management areas such as work life balance (in 103 reviews)

  • Great technology and this company definitely adds credibility to your resume (in 96 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is determined by your manager (mine was a known workaholic) (in 67 reviews)

  • The company once slim and trim has grown many folds; bloating the middle management (in 75 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    The future of IT

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

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Well respected company
    Pays well
    Nothing like EMC
    Great products
    Smart people
    Overall, great company to work for.

    Cons

    Worried about the adoption of vCloud Air without more capabilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The EMC federation isn't working. Great idea poorly executed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very typical consulting experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    I've been consulting around VMware products for partners for the last several years, it is nice to now have a channel back to the people who own the code when you encounter things in the field. Access to the next version of software to prepare before seeing it in the field in front of a customer is a plus. Benefits seem to be at the better end of what I've seen at my last 3 places of employment - 401k matching (decent match), Employee Stock Purchase Plan, good health care options. There appears to be opportunity to move into different roles within the company if you are looking for a new challenge but not looking to change companies.

    Cons

    Work-Life balance - No set number of vacation days, this could be an issue depending on who you work for. I'm used to having 3 weeks of vacation, don't think it would be an issue to do that now if my utilization is on target, but I have heard some managers might frown on taking 3 weeks off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Amazing place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Amazing people, culture and work. Can work on all kinds of technologies.

    Cons

    Salary of people working for many years significantly less than new comers

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  5.  

    Great Company !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Indi, Karnataka (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Indi, Karnataka (India)

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    1. Innovative Company
    2. Great Technologies
    3. Strategic Thinking
    4. Appreciate Performance

    Cons

    Yet to find., I will update once I find it :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep On Great Work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Burlington, ON (Canada)

    I worked at VMware

    Pros

    Employee engagement, opportunities for professional development.

    Cons

    None ever experienced during my time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue supporting employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Leading the industry in Cloud infrastructure

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Palo Alto, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Innovation and compensation are key reasons to work here. The environment is like a startup, but with a more mature focus.

    Cons

    Once the only player in the space, now competition is everywhere. Old habits die hard, and ways of doing business in the past are fairly set and this makes being nimble more challenging.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Innovative technology.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Working at VMware enabled me to be part of a company that is heavily invests in cutting edge technology. They pay well and offer excellent benefits.

    Cons

    In the years that I have been here, there has never been any clear and consistent direction of our executive leadership for their employees. I believe that VMware is a cutting edge R&D company but does not have a strong record on execution. Our accounts are constantly in a shuffle and internal processes are poorly designed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand that strategies must be flexible to remain current with the time, however, changing every half has been detrimental to many of the staff. Moral has been taken a hit as deals are lost, and customer frustration has become an all time high.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Wonderful job!

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

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Everything I expected and more

    Cons

    Wish I had started sooner!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company for experienced

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at VMware

    Pros

    compensation ,working culture,technology,great leadership,work-life balance

    Cons

    Politics in teams,less growth opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great company, Great benefits, future is bright..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Time-off policy is a HUGE bonus, benefits are what you would expect at a large software company. Culture is outstanding. VMWare does a good job in involving its employees in local and national charity events, and in more ways than one.

    Cons

    Initial training/familiarization with company history takes some time, with little guidance. However, I do work at a remote location from the HQ.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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