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Updated 6 December 2018
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  • "Work/Life balance is hard sometimes" (in 174 reviews)

  • "No work life balance, no work form home, managements across customer ops not so great" (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "V-good company to work for"

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


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

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    • Senior Management
    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!

  3. "Inside Sales Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Cloud pre sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "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 .


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Dysfunctional leadership minimises collective results and job fulfilment"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  8. "Company Review"

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    • 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.


  9. "Sys Eng Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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!


  10. "Vmware"

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    • 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