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VMware Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
1,412 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.  

    The best company to work with!

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

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    The best part is great work culture.. There are less rules but follow guidelines. Good salary!! Lot of employee benifts. Focus on CSR.

    Cons

    Nothing as such! All good so far..I don't hear any negativity at office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love this company and it has given all of us good opportunity to learn and work. Thank you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Best place to develop yourself

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Better work life balance as compared to other companies
    Personal development plans are encouraging
    A workplace which has good values and open door policy

    Cons

    Domain Expertise to focus go in deep of a technology
    Career Growth are not very clear in the technical ladder
    Perks, rewards and recognition are not up-to the mark

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Timely compensation benefits
    More transparency
    Rewards, recognition and perks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Jacksonville, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Love working for the company. Great prople.

    Cons

    I really have no complaints besides as any other consultant role there is 70% travel required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love working here! Great people great company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    My first Job - VMware

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

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

    Pros

    Impressive Technology and some great minds to work with.
    Brilliant products and Great strategy long time in the 3 verticals

    Cons

    Moving towards a process oriented approach (good in a sense) but miss the old times of going out of the way to do something because of the red tape of process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over time we have lost some of the key talents

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love being here!

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good people to work with and work for, good product, good campus (best I've ever worked at), good attitudes. Management keeps their eyes on what the market needs -- and doesn't need.

    Cons

    Only, only, only complaint is the traffic on 85 and 280, especially in the evening commute. Surface streets sometimes better. That does affect the work-life balance some, as it induces people not to leave until 7PM.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    time-off policies
    great campus
    good food in the caffeteria

    Cons

    too many mid-level managers
    half-hearted implementation of agile development practices
    inexperienced management
    career advancement a bit unclear

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The best company in the Valley... though it's changing

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

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

    Pros

    Great campus, fun corporate culture. Great people

    Cons

    No longer a start-up and high growth no longer hides sins

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    well-mannered; sober management

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

    I have been working at VMware as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    resources given employees at very good

    Cons

    my visibility to company goals is limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    shake the employees up a bit - get out of the VMW comfort zone. GO CRAZY!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good place for technically challenging work

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

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

    Pros

    - Good opportunities to develop products used widely by enterprises.
    - Highly skilled and talented engineers. Many folks from IITs.
    - Company is into product development around SDDC & SDN which is billion dollar market.
    - Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    - Work life balance not that great.
    - Unlike other product based companies, no perks/benefits apart from fixed salary.
    - Not very rewarding wrt expectations your manager would have from you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Love to work here

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

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Good Culture, Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Depends on your salary negotiation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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