VMware Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
428 interviews

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    Interview Details

    Was contacted by VMware recruiter regarding a hiring event. First step was a phone conversation with a recruiter then a online test. The test was a programming assignment done online within a time limit of 90 mins. The code takes input and your code outputs data. It was challenging but I passed it. Then onsite where I had 4, 1hr interviews. Typical programming questions. All interviewers were very friendly and professional.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at VMware.

    Interview Details

    Had applied through school. Pretty much basic technical questions and was asked to design a file system to test what all scenarios I was considering and giving more importance.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Calgary, AB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at VMware in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Fairly easy, but you need to know your stuff. We don't train just anybody.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Fairly easy. I asked I received and life is good.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at VMware.

    Interview Details

    It consisted of several interviews over the phone and in person highly technical in nature

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 7 weeks - interviewed at VMware in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I found this job on all the boards (Monster, Brass Ring, etc). They said they had "hundreds" of resumes submitted. I phone interviewed first with a member of the team (who would become my peer). Then I met him in person. Then I had a call with his peer. Then I had a call with the hiring manager. Then I had a call with that manager's manager. I also had a call with the salesperson aligned with the role. Then I had a face to face meeting with the VP of the group, the whole team, and another salesperson.

    It was between me and one other candidate, and I took the initiative to meet with the most senior member of the team and a few others. I was told that it pushed me over the edge and got me the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Senior VP asked me detailed questions about where I thought the market for certain products was headed. I had lots to say, and I felt that I nailed it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I tried but got nothing more than the original offer. Recruiter said "so should I tell the hiring manager that you aren't exactly over the moon about the offer?". I was convinced to take it when I carefully considered the total offer, including stock, benefits, etc.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at VMware.

    Interview Details

    I sent my resume in via a friend who worked for the company and was telephoned the next day. They wanted to set up a phone interview. I was called when we had set up our time and it was clear the interviewer was at home. As I could hear dogs barking. However I think that is part of the atmosphere at VMWare. Stay at home to work and laid back.

    She asked me if I was interested in the company and what my main goal was. General interview questions nothing hard. She then told me about the rest of the interview process which involved hypothetically selling coffee to a group of VMware employees and then a more on the spot sales presentation with some VMware managers.

    She said she would call me to schedule those interviews. I never received a follow up phone call.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your goals regarding your career and how you will contribute to this company or any?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Technical Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at VMware in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    A vmware recruiter contacted me for a phone interview after I applied online. The recruiter rattled off 10-20 stock questions on her sheet. Very cold demeanor, told me I only had 1-2min to answer each question and cut me off as I was talking. Not surprisingly, my answers didn't fit into whatever stock answers she had and I never heard from anyone at vmware again.

    Interview Questions
    • None too difficult, just cliche type program management questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Pricing Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source - interviewed at VMware.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer was 37 minutes late to the interview.
    The interviewer had great difficulty speaking English.
    The interviewer eventually brought up the fact that they do not pay for relocation (ACROSS THE COUNTRY) when their posted job ad specifically states they did (and all similar jobs of this caliber would pay Relo).

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Software Development Engineer In TestBeijing Office Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at VMware in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    The questions are simple, the inteviewer mainly focues on my projects. First question is introduce myself in English, then write a sort method using any language. Next I was asked some questions about Linux, include some commands and the principle of pipe. In the remaining time I was talking about my project.

    Interview Questions
    • the difference among hashmap, hashtable, hashset in JAVA?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at VMware.

    Interview Details

    Technical - on par with bay-area's best. Very technical / in-depth discussions / past experience is the key. Algorithms / Data Structures / Typical Computer Science essentials. Essentially hands on coding will go a very very long way, keep writing code to ace the interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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