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VMware Senior Member of Technical Staff Reviews

Updated 14 May 2019

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  1. "Great benefits, great tech, okay management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great tech, lots of interesting problems to solve, great benefits

    Cons

    Managers can either be bullies/hostile or completely disconnected - no middle ground

    Advice to Management

    Enforce EPIC standards more forcefully, and lead by example

    VMware2019-05-14
  2. "Good place to work with good sal and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    $, benefits, great campus and great culture

    Cons

    Less ML work, feel like small fish in big (very big) pond

    VMware2019-05-10
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Smart People, good vision, nice benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Technically challenging & fulfilling 2) Management has good vision & seems to be taking the decisions as per market trends. 3) Good benefits

    Cons

    1) Adherence to stale technology. Only some teams get to work on latest and coolest stuff. 2) Politics like any other company of this size has.

    VMware2019-03-02
  4. "Not sure what this means."

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture overall. But BU wise it can vary. Total compensation and pay are competitive. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Higher management in few BUs are not good. They are bringing too many old school methods and spoiling life life ban lance of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate more towards automation. That will ease out life of employees, bring innovation and also more importantly helps to increase the quality. Being in software company everyone should be writing code be it developer or qe.

    VMware2019-02-08
  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Stocks and competitive salary. 2. Well stocked pantry 3. Challenging work and opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    1. Yearly layoff 2. Opportunity to grow as sometimes you get bogged down by incompetent managers

    VMware2019-02-04
  6. "Best company to work in Pune"

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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Honest Management. Lots of technical as well as management trainings. Support to complete the VMWare certifications.

    Cons

    Not much. I am all praises for the management and team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Now you need to move to a bigger place.

    VMware2019-01-18
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Review of company's management style"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited vacation policy, beautiful campus, good cafe.

    Cons

    Passive aggressive middle management, cisco-style processes, inability to innovate in QE organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire managers who can protect the interest of their subordinates and can still meet company objectives. Our organization only has people who care about customers and not the employees' ambitions

    VMware2018-10-10
  8. "General impression"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of the Technical Staff in Tel Aviv-Yafo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Interesting work, cutting edge technology. Employees welfare is very well nurtured.

    Cons

    Very large corporate, in times you feel like you contribution is limited. Major activities are done in Palo Alto, outside the Israeli branch,.

    VMware2018-08-01
  9. "Great place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance. Can work from home and even take leaves to support family. Usually managers don't question. Benefits are good compared to the market standards. Nice location, not on the busy ORR. People usually get double digit appraisals.

    Cons

    Some teams have maintenance work Growth is guaranteed for manager's favorite kids at the cost of others

    VMware2018-08-02
  10. "ONE of The BEST Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore Rural
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay master and very good benefits. Good work-life balance. Work environment is excellent, friendly and everyone is easy to reach out. Technology driven company with mostly highly intelligent and motivated people.

    Cons

    I don't see any major cons as of now.

    VMware2018-08-02
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