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VMware Senior Systems Engineer Reviews

Updated Dec 20, 2018

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Going backwards fast"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Enthusiastic field teams that are willing to help out Large ecosystem of partner solutions that fill many of the gaps in VMware's own products

    Cons

    Arrogance of product management. Absolute lack of customer focus. Political infighting among managers damaging the career prospects of their direct reports Career progression is not based on capabilities. Taking credit for the work of others is encouraged and is the only way to progress your career. EMC influence is most definitely a negative influence and is getting worse. Forget the prospect of any decent career...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop patting yourselves on the back and start listening to your customers and customer facing teams. Get back to making customers lives easier instead of introducing more and more complex products and features that are never deployed, even if the sales teams manage to sell them.

    VMware2015-06-13
  2. "Great Technology, Siloed Organisation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great tech Great package Great co-workers Good work life balance

    Cons

    Organisation need to break down the "silos" Rapidly transition from products and Feature selling to Solutions and Cloud services

    Advice to Management

    Please breakdown the Silo's Increase the pace in tech development

    VMware2018-12-20
  3. "Really good company!!!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Paris
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Company Smart colleagues Really good package Always new stuff (customers, tech, project, experiences, ...)

    Cons

    Big company with matrix teams => Complex Some people have strong ego => Not easy to work with

    VMware2017-10-12
  4. "How to feel at VMware"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    perfect vision for IT future

    Cons

    Difficult to find the right information inside

    VMware2017-10-11
  5. "Best to Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You become a driving force to create a change in how things should work in new era.

    Cons

    Your mind never stop thinking what’s next.

    VMware2017-10-04
  6. "Best place to work in Italy"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Milan
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best SE Manager to work for

    Cons

    Too few team activities outside work

    Advice to Management

    More employees team building activities

    VMware2017-07-04
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Systems Engineers"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    - Excellent Benefits -Part of expectation is to stay up to date with products and proper time is given for this -Work with some of the smartest people I've ever met -Great Company Culture -Great Work Life Balance -CEO & Executive Leadership is headed in the right direction -Great products & technology

    Cons

    -Newest SVP of America's does NOT have VMWare style of management and thats a bit worry-some for the future. He is also bringing all his friends from his former employer.

    Advice to Management

    With new hires, especially those at the top of the ladder, make sure they keep the true VMWare culture. A culture of caring, trust, and positive attitude.

    VMware2017-05-25
  8. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware

    Pros

    great launch pad for career... Very few IT companies have such a breadth of software that touches all aspects of IT that allows motivated SEs to become extremely well rounded and critical to the success of their customers.

    Cons

    very stove-piped product management (at the time, <2015) seems to have gotten better - but it's a consequence of acquisitions. Many people complained of "popularity contest" type of atmosphere... This can be rectified by being outgoing and engaging with colleagues. Cloud stragegy.

    Advice to Management

    be innovative.

    VMware2017-01-03
  9. "Company of Great People"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company fill up with great people to work with.

    Cons

    Some management ain't that foreseeing.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the bigger picture on what can capture the future business and not what is now.

    VMware2016-12-05
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Micro Managers & upper management is out of touch with field reps"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None that I can think of the pros are washed away by the cons. I was very disappointed in this company and it's management. The guys who are "in" get to move up while the others suffer.

    Cons

    Micro managing at its best. The sales directors are the worst. Upper management is out of touch with field reps.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the folks on ground doing the actual work not the managers who are just micro managing every since minute of what the reps are doing. This company has falling down the drain and there is no hope in sight.

    VMware2016-12-06
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