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VMware Reviews

Updated 15 December 2014
Updated 15 December 2014
1,411 Reviews
3.6
1,411 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • UK organisation trying hard on soft management areas such as work life balance (in 103 reviews)

  • Great technology and this company definitely adds credibility to your resume (in 96 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is determined by your manager (mine was a known workaholic) (in 67 reviews)

  • The company once slim and trim has grown many folds; bloating the middle management (in 75 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Like Tech Companies should be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - General Manager in London, England

    I have been working at VMware full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Culture is fantastic and a willingness to listen

    Cons

    Complex mix of products means it is hard to understand priorities and customers are yet to comprehend company is more than server virtualisation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the complexity of what we have to do now and in the future is orders of magnitude more complex than previously

    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great products, great people, awful management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frimley, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frimley, England

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

    Pros

    Great products, great engineering, great culture. VMware is getting to be a beast of a company but it's still overall a good place to work. Underpromise and overdeliver is the unofficial motto, and the rabid customer fan base shows it. This company shows great promise for employees even with revenues in the multiple billions now.

    Cons

    You do NOT want to work for this company anywhere in the Europe/UK&Ire region. APJ and AMER have it really good - colleagues from those regions almost universally love it. In the UK it operates as a completely different organisation and management/HR (which covers all of Europe as well) is appaulingly terrible to deal with. There is also very little upward mobility opportunity in the UK office and middle management is deeply engrained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carefully examine the job performance of everyone at the director level and above in EMEA in every group. Someone (or more than one someone) is rotten and needs replaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing & inspiring place to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Frimley, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Frimley, England

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Technologically advanced, current leader in the IT technology industry, way ahead of competitors. Nice environment in Frimley, generally nice and helpful people all around!

    Cons

    Feels that consultants are a bit isolated from each other and the company in general, more interaction and team work is needed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hope Diane going doesn't ruin it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in London, England

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    It's fun and rewarding. Tests you but gives back as well.

    Cons

    You work hard and it can still be frustrating finding the 'right' person to talk to sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change what Diane started. Staff will not take well to being more aggressive a'la EMC.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Invest in the people whilst we have the lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Customers like to work with us, lots of opportunities for going in new directions.

    Cons

    Lack of support from management in terms of resource to make things happen... it's like you have to do it on your own, and what is stated as a priority by management is often not the way resources are allocated leading to conflict and paralysis.

    Information management is abysmal, and lack of co-ordination across teams is laughable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work better together and the rest of the company might do the same: and please FUND initiatives to match your words.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best place to develop yourself

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Better work life balance as compared to other companies
    Personal development plans are encouraging
    A workplace which has good values and open door policy

    Cons

    Domain Expertise to focus go in deep of a technology
    Career Growth are not very clear in the technical ladder
    Perks, rewards and recognition are not up-to the mark

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Timely compensation benefits
    More transparency
    Rewards, recognition and perks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The best company to work with!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Finance in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    The best part is great work culture.. There are less rules but follow guidelines. Good salary!! Lot of employee benifts. Focus on CSR.

    Cons

    Nothing as such! All good so far..I don't hear any negativity at office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love this company and it has given all of us good opportunity to learn and work. Thank you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love being here!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I have been working at VMware full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good people to work with and work for, good product, good campus (best I've ever worked at), good attitudes. Management keeps their eyes on what the market needs -- and doesn't need.

    Cons

    Only, only, only complaint is the traffic on 85 and 280, especially in the evening commute. Surface streets sometimes better. That does affect the work-life balance some, as it induces people not to leave until 7PM.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    My first Job - VMware

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Impressive Technology and some great minds to work with.
    Brilliant products and Great strategy long time in the 3 verticals

    Cons

    Moving towards a process oriented approach (good in a sense) but miss the old times of going out of the way to do something because of the red tape of process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over time we have lost some of the key talents

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I have been working at VMware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Love working for the company. Great prople.

    Cons

    I really have no complaints besides as any other consultant role there is 70% travel required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love working here! Great people great company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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