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VMware Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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  1. Excellent employer with a lot of drive and future possibilities

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Camberley, England
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Camberley, England

    I worked at VMware full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of future possibilities, growth potential but you shall be working for the core business. There many options outside the core that are very interesting and will give you more flexibility and reduced targets but they don’t last forever
    Technology is fantastic and the company spend a lot to make the products feature rich and with quality
    There is a very helpful atmosphere in the company and a we can do attitude

    Cons

    Even if there are a lot of possibilities you need to go get them yourself, no one will give you anything. Its a highly competitive organisation and you need to meet your targets. The company will use as much as they can from you and you have to be able to say no, else you fall the risk of working 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    Share strategies earlier so that your employees have a chance to react and be ready

  2. Helpful (1)

    Give power to the growth engines, before we stall!

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great strategy, fast reacting at a high level. Huge amount of opportunity with our customers. Great technology that delivers value more rapidly.

    Cons

    Outdated/outscaled operational and management model. Distriution/channell management mentality with limited understanding on how to help customers transform their IT.

    Advice to Management

    Frontline people are the engines that make this plane continue to rise. Stop adding load without giving more power to the engines. As much as execs want to pull the stick up, the only result will be a stall. And understand that customer's need help to get value out of complex solutions. That menas a better focus on services.

  3. Like Tech Companies should be

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    Current Employee - General Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - General Manager in London, England

    I have been working at VMware full-time (Less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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  5. Helpful (5)

    Great products, great people, awful management

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    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Amazing & inspiring place to work in

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Frimley, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Frimley, England

    I have been working at VMware

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  7. Hope Diane going doesn't ruin it

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    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. Invest in the people whilst we have the lead

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at VMware

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Helpful (2)

    Sr.MTS

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    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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing and cutting edge products and technologies to work on and opportunities to learn and grow . Really smart coworkers .

    Cons

    nothing that i can think of .

  10. Helpful (1)

    Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I worked at VMware

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    (1) Great technology and very nice quality products , very nice work culture , also fast paced .
    (2) Quite intensive interview process , making sure only above average candidates are selected.
    (3) Good salary and benefits , lots of fun activities .
    (4) Scenic campus , right at the foothills .

    Cons

    none . i personally found this a very nice place to work at .

  11. Helpful (1)

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VMware

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brand
    Tech leader
    Rising stock
    Nice campus
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of extra work
    Remote work policy
    work life balance
    Poor senior magmt
    myopic

    Advice to Management

    Keep going

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