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    "Great place to work that values quality of life and family"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    VMware is a big company but in many ways had a startup vibe. That was great because the resources and infrastructure of a big company were there, but it gave most people I worked with freedom to work on many projects, influence, move around, and contribute in many ways. Plus, many things moved faster than they might at other companies of the same size. Perks were really great including bonuses, events on the campus, opportunities,...

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    Cons

    The biggest con is the annual layoff. During most of the years I was there, we were growing like crazy, beating expectations, gaining in stock price, etc. It was always positive and upward. However, every single January, it was known that there would be a round of layoffs, even when all numbers were looking great as they almost always were. Management called it restructuring. But, over the years, some really good people...

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    Advice to Management

    January was always a nerve racking month and it completely destroyed any sense of loyalty to the company. I know a few people that completely changed their perception of VMware after a colleague of theirs was let go with no apparent rhyme or reason. Many people left shortly after as a result of losing loyalty to the company or for just being stressed out about themselves getting cut the next year.

    VMware2019-06-24
  1. "Great culture and supportive"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at VMware full-time

      Pros

      Fantastic company - amazing culture, high energy and supportive of staff. Those with motivation can find many opportunities to build a great career at VMware.

      Cons

      Not many - however if you are going to work at VMware, make sure its in Palo Alto.

      VMware2019-04-05
    • "A generally good company to to work for."

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      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Enablement Manager in Melbourne
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at VMware full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great working environment and opportunities

      Cons

      On occasion the work-life balance was a struggle

      VMware2019-05-24

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