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Updated 18 July 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Committed and intelligent colleagues. Everyone wants to help each other
     - Great market leading technology and incredibly well integrated
     - Genuine belief and understanding around work life balance; driven from the top
     - Excellent support for staff from technical training through to health at work
     - A great culture. People want to have a positive impact and seem to genuinely enjoy working here

    Cons

    Haven't found anything that is a real con yet.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "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.

  3. "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Staines, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Staines, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, work from home, big on work-life balance, flexible, innovative, fast-paced, ability to shape and define your role, good collaboration across teams

    Cons

    Getting things done can at times seem complex. Will take time getting used to, but very rewarding once you do.


  4. "Sys Eng Review"

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

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

    Pros

    - good training scheme
    - excellent work life balance
    - senior management is considerate and supportive to self-development
    - genuine and friendly staff & work culture
    - respectable salary

    Cons

    Very hard to think of any, if I had to pick:
    - Lots of commuting (but is expected, due to role as a field SE).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  5. "Vmware"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in Staines, England
    Current Employee - Account Director in Staines, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, amazing vision and strategy

    Cons

    It sounds strange but there arent any

    Advice to Management

    Management are very good on work life balance


  6. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting technical challenges; good benefits

    Cons

    Big multinational company; often siloed teams


  7. "Pretty damn good to be honest"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Decent money, with good benefits package including generous share save scheme and pension.
    * Very flexible with working practices
    * Pioneering in the products and solutions they produce
    * Good reputation within the IT sector
    * String customer lead strategy

    Cons

    * Sometimes it feels like you work in silos
    * People doing a similar job to you with similar outputs can get paid a lot more or a lot less doe snot seem fair
    * Poor T&E budget for an EMEA facing role

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing... you have developed a great culture and mostly your employees enjoy working here. Try to work on the business units working in silo, but thats a toughie.

  8. "Brilliant company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Staines, England
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Staines, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    VMware truly values it's employees.

    Cons

    The company is growing at a fast rate, so occasionally there are systems & processes that need to catch up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A great company with some maturing to do for go to market with SI's"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Account Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Global Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very strong portfolio and market relevance make client and partner conversations always worth having.

    Cons

    Although maturing, the sales process is still primarily ignoring the wider ecosystem of partners (particularly SI's) to create value from the VMware transformation software

    Advice to Management

    Too much interference from US mgmt, with a lack of understanding around the complexities of EMEA vs North America - languages, borders and cultures require far more time and resources to navigate than east coast vs west coast


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Depends on where in the hirachy you sit"

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

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

    Pros

    Good products, nice colleagues, good training opportunities.

    Cons

    Awful compensation plan, complicated approval processes, a lot of internal politics

    Advice to Management

    The staff is currently so undervalued, there is also a culture of misuse of power and oppression of those that dare to speak out.


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