VMware Reviews

Updated 20 October 2014
Updated 20 October 2014
1,357 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Many companies talk about work/life balance, but VMware practices it (in 91 reviews)

  • Great technology, community oriented, great to employees, good working environment (in 94 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is determined by your manager (mine was a known workaholic) (in 62 reviews)

  • The company once slim and trim has grown many folds; bloating the middle management (in 70 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    VP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Cool technology and a great group of guys if right leadership

    Cons

    EMC influence and culture drove the team building effort down the drain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    separate yourself from EMC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    products, people, benefits, flexibility, open work culture

    Cons

    getting into another corporate company mode, BUs needs to come together. Higher level direction needs to be reset to work as one single team as oppose to competing between business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to politics due to BU structure, ask everyone to keep things simple, lot of new VPs driving their own things

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance
    Laid back
    strong vision and strong market hold/growth
    no fixed time off schedule, unlimited vacation days
    good perks
    good training classes

    Cons

    management needs to appreciate talent
    need more leaders
    need better hiring strategies, has become less selective
    better talent retention schemes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be competitive with the market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great technology, culture and people.

    Cons

    A lot of gossip folk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to led company as software company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Vmware

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to work at and really good work-life balance.
    Good work culture in the group I am in.
    Management chain is very open and lets you know where you stand with your peers

    Cons

    Not to many cons in my current role
    Far from where I live, but that is made up by the good work-life balance.
    They could offer free food and free gym or at least one or the other for all the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer II in Broomfield, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer II in Broomfield, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Good salary, lots of perks, fun/laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Tough jobs, but so is any support job. Some engineers that have never really had a bad job think this one is horrible. Its funny, they usually leave for more money then come back a year later after dealing with an employer that doesn't care as much as VMware does.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I worked at VMware as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, Good technology, Smart people

    Cons

    R&R, Compensation, team politics, No quality work assigned

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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