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Updated 21 April 2019
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  1. "account manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company - amazing people

    Cons

    none, would be nice to have a bigger salary

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees at the heart of what you do,


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Potentials"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best in business technology and co-workers, massive potential to grow

    Cons

    It depends which side of the business you work

    Advice to Management

    Recognition should be based on excellence not on popularity

  3. Helpful (1)

    "VMware is a great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are responsible for their own careers and Management helps them achieve their objectives

    Cons

    Occurrence of redundancies every now and again due to company restructuring

    Advice to Management

    Carry on with your good work.


  4. "OK but role is now redundant!"

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    Former Employee - EUC Sales Specialist in Milton Keynes, England
    Former Employee - EUC Sales Specialist in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are the best part of VMWare, although tech is great, and the atmosphere among the staff is quite good.

    Cons

    Endless forecasting and reporting that gets in the way of actually working.


  5. "V-good company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Culture
    Lots of development opportunities

    Cons

    Poor pay - I worked very hard when I was an Intern

    Advice to Management

    Don't change - you're all great


  6. "Fantastic Company to work for and develop in"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere and a genuine desire to achieve as a team. Complete openness with opportunities to progress and you are actively encouraged to explore where you want to develop. Financial package is very strong as are the wider softer benefits around families and development.

    Cons

    UK Head Office location.... Staines... Difficult to get to

    Advice to Management

    Openness on driving your career is great.... Some direction as to where to start would be well received!


  7. "Inside Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Hemel Hempstead, England
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Hemel Hempstead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great support from management and colleagues

    Cons

    Work & private live balance could be a challenge

  8. "Cloud pre sales"

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    Current Employee - Cloud Pre Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Cloud Pre Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work lots of training and business oportunities

    Cons

    No cons just minor adjustments to be more competitive

    Advice to Management

    None they are great


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, working from home, great products

    Cons

    Bully culture , old boys club, EPIC values feel like a check box( it shouldn't be), ineffective management that express obvious bias towards favourites. Been here for over 2 years and no proper review cycles. Under resourced back office that impacts business. I have seen very negative behaviour.

    Advice to Management

    People will leave. Take those EPIC values seriously .


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Dysfunctional leadership minimises collective results and job fulfilment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary packages, HR helpful and supportive where they can be. Infrastructure, office environment and benefits good, majority of people great to work with, a high profile organisation that provides links to the industry best. Good opportunities for travel and exposure depending on seniority of level

    Cons

    Unhealthy domination by leadership level specifically in Europe constrained openness, creativity and intimately job fulfilment. When the top said jump without clarity as to why, everything became a firefighting exercise because it couldnt be questioned. This created chaos, inefficiency and frustration, both at the leadership level and amongst the troupes. I saw this time and again

    Advice to Management

    Clarify the strategy and purpose at ALL levels, find a good way to communicate this through the ranks. Dont change direction without actively listening to a wider audience. Avoid the chaotic nature of teams by limiting the firefighting and blame culture. Allow people to be heard and dont punish them for speaking out. I was not in HR and am not a hugely disgruntled ex employee either but VMware could learn a thing or too from HR and outside consultants and influences and how to work together better as teams, respect each other and not be dominated by fear from the top level.