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VCE Reviews

Updated 5 Mar 2020

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3.0
51%
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68%
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VCE CEO Praveen Akkiraju
Praveen Akkiraju
164 Ratings
Pros
  • "Cutting edge technology/industry - market leader in converged infrastructure(in 22 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance about what you'd expect from an EMC company but they're improving on that(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great to work for but you must be self motivated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lot of autonomy. Pay good salaries for the right people. Get to work with some good tech. Training is very good.

    Cons

    Not great at sending senior tech staff to conferences. All the decisions made over in the US.

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    VCE2015-02-21
  2. "Good place to work interesting"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel Opps are good if interested

    Cons

    Sales driven company so all decisions driven by Sales

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    VCE2020-02-02
  3. Helpful (1)

    "My experience at VCE"

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    Former Employee - VArchitect in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VCE full-time

    Pros

    Good training, good office location, some very good bright and intelligent people working there, frontline staff typically very friendly, interesting product set.

    Cons

    Too much infighting and office politics among senior management. Limited career progression opportunities. The office culture could have been better.

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    VCE2016-10-28
  4. Helpful (1)

    "What could have been?"

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    Former Employee - VArchitect in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some fantastic people whom are some of the most hard working ive had the pleasure in working with. At one time VCE could really have gone on to become a force to be reckoned with in the cloud and CI industry. The value prop is still valid and for lots of customers who want to put kit in their DCs its the best CI/HCI solution on the planet.

    Cons

    On a personal level, there were no career prospects other than title promotion. No way to transition into different types of tech roles within VCE. Opportunities for serious recognition were reserved for a privileged few who were members of the 'little boys club'. This ultimately lead me to entertain offers that would progress my career. The worst personal factor was the level of effort expected from pre-sales. if you weren't prepared to give 110% all the time then it was frowned on. This consequently meant there was a bad work life balance.

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    VCE2016-08-11
  5. "Placement at VCE"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VCE

    Pros

    Friendly co-worker and managers. Supports good balance between work and social life. Excellent facilities for employees working in the office. Open minded seniors that you never are hesitant to ask for help from them.

    Cons

    Maybe more social events should be held so that all departments know each other better.

    VCE2016-08-02
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Technology Poor Company"

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    Solutions Architect in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VCE

    Pros

    The company has great technology (converged infrastructure) which why many joined.

    Cons

    1) Life/work balance does not exist! The minute you join VE, you agree to have no life, family, friends or even pets. You will be working looong hours and come end of quarter you will be working 6-7 days a week 12-14 hours days! As for promotion, unless you are part of the "club" you are very unlikely to go too far. 2) Finally watch out for their job description, often it can be inaccurate and you might find yourself in a completely different role than one interviewed for .. I mean COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!

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    VCE2016-05-31
  7. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VCE full-time

    Pros

    Good company, benefits, great colleagues Very Intelligent people Interesting Projects Going through changes which hopefully positive

    Cons

    Too many re-orgs Too much Hierachy Very process heavy Innovation ground to a halt Parent companies fighting over territory, responsibilities Parent companies driving roadmaps

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    VCE2016-02-19
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Executive Sales"

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    Sales Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VCE

    Pros

    Great Product, Great Engineering Team

    Cons

    Very Poor Internal Organization and Management

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    VCE2015-12-07
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ability to touch a lot of different tech; work/life balance can take a hit"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    > Up to date technology and hardware > Ability to cross train into different disciplines

    Cons

    > Work life balance is tough. The travel is constant and hours at clients sites are very long > Resource management isn't the best; changes are made late > Since the EMC federation it seems there are more and more levels of middle management. Constant reorganisation changes doesn't give the feeling of security

    VCE2015-10-14
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed bag, could be better"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for learning across different technologies (on the job) Intelligent peers Lots of travel Flexible working

    Cons

    Resource management is non-existent No overtime Work/life balance problems

    VCE2015-10-13
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