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VMware Director Reviews

Updated 6 Jun 2019

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger
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74 Ratings
  1. "Amazing Tech married with a Fantastic Culture"

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    Current Employee - Director in Staines, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The innovation and collaboration is outstanding. What's more the EPIC2 values that VMware espouses from the very top of the Leadership, are lived by the Leadership and cascade throughout the organisation. It's not a printed statement on a wall, it's a genuine belief system. E=Execution, P=Passion. These two are evident always. I = Integrity and the professionalism of the people and the Leaders bears this out. Never have...

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    Cons

    There's so much opportunity and energy that you need to gtake a conscious decision on what to focus on that develops you and VMware in equal measure. It's very easy to take on too much, but that's a choice you make rather than the Company piling it on

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging all staff - especially those who have been with the Company for a while to keep reinventing themselves, evolving with the company and embracing new ways of working and engaging with customers. Otherwise keep doing what you're doing. It just works!

    VMware2019-06-06
  2. "Wish I was ten years younger!"

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    Current Employee - Specialist Sales Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic to work for a growing, innovative and relevant company

    Cons

    A fast growing large company can't get everything right first time

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on customer value, integrating products together so they become solutions to customer business issues

    VMware2019-06-04
  3. "Outstanding place to work! So much more than a hypervisor!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in Staines, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tremendous quality of outstanding professional people. Incredible breadth of technology including Cloud, Networking, Security and End User Computing. Customer engagement and commitment is outstanding also. So relevant to the challenges that organizations are facing with digital transformation. Partnerships with AWS & Microsoft are really exciting also. We believe in technology as a force for good. Five days paid leave...

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    Cons

    Genuinely nothing. We are on an incredible journey.

    Advice to Management

    Keep challenging us to do better. Everyone can and should be bolder with their ambitions for their customers.

    VMware2019-06-03
  4. "Great company; great people"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great executive leadership Great stated values Great opportunity to learn and grow

    Cons

    Processes can be cumbersome Lots of egos

    VMware2019-03-15
  5. Helpful (1)

    "High growth company. Tech Leader"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Product drives growth. Innovative and leading edge. Competitive pay

    Cons

    Political climate increasing. Who you know is becoming more important what you can do and deliver as an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to keep top talent and de-emphasize the boys club mentality

    VMware2019-02-26
  6. "Awesome company, leading edge thinkers, great culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    breath of technology, great culture

    Cons

    steady company, still learning how to deliver a service

    VMware2019-02-04
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, still going great places"

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    Current Employee - Director of Product Marketing in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High growth for a 20+ year old company Employees are valued Opportunities to work on new exciting projects Great people Great work enviromnent (Palo Alto)

    Cons

    It's getting "big" as far as employee numbers More "hands in the pie" and decisions take longer and you need some good negotiating power.

    Advice to Management

    Cut back on meetings and senior leadership need to let people run free again to achieve great things FAST!

    VMware2019-01-29
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good work/life balance but..."

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    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    There are too many silos & too much politics.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe it's time to slim down.

    VMware2019-01-23
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Culture varies within different BU"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director Software Engineering in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits, and perks. The company is built on interesting technology and innovates constantly to keep up with competition and cloud technology evolution

    Cons

    The company is immensely politicized, BUs have the own clicks and closed circle of friends. Those who have the wisdom to penetrate these circles are promoted and appreciated the others are left aside. Often you are not appreciated based on your achievements but based on who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the culture of innovation, and abolish favoritism

    VMware2018-12-19
  10. Helpful (5)

    "What's important to you"

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    Current Employee - Director of Sales Operations in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay Employee benefits Great R&D producing excellent products

    Cons

    Lack of tools/resources to be highly effective Company operates as independent product silos, no cohesive effort toward unified objective Company has new initiatives frequently so your work is discounted the moment you've completed it No specific criteria for advancement; not always given based on merit Complacency plagues productivity

    Advice to Management

    Inspect what you expect

    VMware2018-11-13
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