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VMware Reviews

Updated 18 April 2018
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  • Work/Life balance is hard sometimes (in 151 reviews)

  • Middle Management needs to improve to take VMware to the next level (in 90 reviews)

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  1. "Company Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Sys Eng Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!

  3. "Vmware"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Pretty damn good to be honest"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "Brilliant company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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!


  7. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Depends on where in the hirachy you sit"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Life @ VMware UK Limited"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Great culture, relevant technology and good customer reputation

    Cons

    Working at VMware is like drinking from a fire hose. You've got to know how to focus on the key activities

    Advice to Management

    Streamline & simplify operational processes


  10. "Six months in and loving being part of VMware"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone (yes Everyone) I have met demonstrates the company's EPIC2 Values as part of their every interaction. The products and services are incredible and considerably more than just being about Server Virtualisation. Senior and Executive Management feel engaged/connected to what we do which in turn is delivering an incredible entrepreneurial spirit.

    Cons

    Sometimes meetings get scheduled for Pacific Time without realising some of the participants are outside the US.

    Advice to Management

    Help us with the messaging that we are more than a Virtualisation Company despite the company name.


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