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VMware Chief Executive Officer  Raghu Raghuram
Raghu Raghuram
207 Ratings
Pros
  • "work life balance is the best in biz(in 663 reviews)

  • "amazing work environment and passionate teammates(in 295 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Middle management kills progressive change to suit the business(in 108 reviews)

  • "Upper management is rarely genuine(in 77 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great production innovation and good team environment

      Aug 8, 2021 - Senior Solution Engineer in Sydney
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      Pros

      - Strong innovation culture across the business, big focus on cloud, modern applications. - Very knowledgeable Solution Engineering team in A/NZ. - The technical team are always willing to help each other out, feeling of shared success, teamwork across the region. - Lots of job security, business is growing, opportunities for SE's.

      Cons

      The business is growing fast, so you need to be comfortable with change. If you are willing to learn new things and be curious and ask questions (there is always someone willing to help), this is a good place.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Caring for Employees

      Sep 28, 2021 - Territory Account Manager in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work life balance Management truly care about employee wellbeing Access to great benefits, top tier healthcare, wellbeing allowance etc Great culture, VMware know how to hire genuine people

      Cons

      Process complexity Ambitious growth targets Corporate messaging always changing

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      I'm just here for the comments

      Sep 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      None, nothing, nil, nada, nought

      Cons

      Managers, managers, managers, managers & managers.

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      People don’t forgive a leader for a bad vision and bad strategy

      Oct 7, 2021 - Sales Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people great products. Hard working people on the ground.

      Cons

      Leaders need to start listening and genuinely start taking accountability for all their mistakes they have created. Focus on your people to rebuild culture to stop the attrition.

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Blame culture

      Aug 31, 2021 - Sales Executive in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great tech. Staying ahead of the curve.

      Cons

      Toxic environment. Clueless leaders. Focus on the next deal not the overall health of the business.

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      All façade and no character in Australia

      Sep 4, 2021 - Staff Consultant in Melbourne
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      Pros

      The VMware title as an employer carries weight. It’s good to get the brand on your CV and then exit, as there aren’t many transferrable skills to be accumulated by working here. It’s just a good stepping stone, as I have seen while I was working here. Many come by and move on to bigger and better roles brandishing the logo on their CVs Corporate health care is very good. Other benefits are less than average. Shopping discounts are no better than holding the Frequent Values membership. I found out I had better shopping discounts from my insurance company. They have a few extra days off for COVID, but so do many other IT organisations Onboarding was a relatively seamless experience. However, don’t expect any support from management. You must raise a ticket for everything, and it’s outsourced Offices are nice, but they are not being used any longer due to COVID workplace restrictions. If you are highly technical and drink from the VMware cool-aid, you’ll be promoted to very senior technical positions that pay handsomely. If you’re not technical, it’s tough to obtain a managerial position. VMWare prefers to hire externally for senior roles. And if you’re not a white Australian, you’re especially disadvantaged

      Cons

      The people based in the Australian region are very superficial. You must be part of the clique, a very tight and conceited group led by immature accounts and salespeople. There are almost no opportunities for internal candidates unless you’re willing to polish an arrogant manager’s ego. The Talent Acquisition team does not even call back unsuccessful internal hires and completely ignores referrals. They are a group of stuck up airheads who are more interested in kissing up to sales managers who are equally superficial. Many senior people are high on their flatulence, trying to act like the most intelligent person in the room. Not because they are competent or experienced, but more so because everyone is constantly on guard looking over their shoulders, trying not to get stabbed in the back. Company EPIC2 principles are a total sham and are there for bragging rights only. In other global offices, leaders are noticeably more sincere and do have a high level of integrity. But the Australian managers are probably the worst of any company I have ever worked for. They act like narcissists who will only do charitable work if they can showboat it to invite accolades internally and on LinkedIn. The result is a high turnover of staff, especially in the Melbourne office. Talented people are constantly leaving for better-run organisations like Microsoft, Salesforces, Splunk, Google and AWS. Almost NO diversity in Australia. The place is entirely run by white Australians who try and act cool and hip. Occasionally, they’ll play the ‘inclusion’ card to seem like they’re doing the right thing. But nothing long term or of significant benefit to the people they’re trying to ‘help’. The non-white workers are just there to do the low-end monkey work and fill non-influential roles.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company

      Aug 1, 2021 - Systems Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture even though there has been some executive changes lately. Flexible environment and great technology.

      Cons

      Remove some of the internal processes and red tape. Break down the barriers between divisions.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good salary

      Jul 27, 2021 - Customer Support Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Well paid, excellent benefits, office location and perks in the office, flexible hours.

      Cons

      Promotion opportunity once a year on a specific date and limited so could miss out if there is no budget.

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Toxic Culture. Poor Leadership.

      Aug 26, 2021 - Sales Manager in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Use to be great before leadership changes a year ago. Great products.

      Cons

      Bullying and toxic culture led from the top.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Culture

      Jul 8, 2021 - Sales Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good culture and experience in the global teams

      Cons

      No progression, favoritism, bad culture in the sales team

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