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Updated Jun 13, 2019

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger
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  1. "Technical Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Instructor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Great Learning, Amazing Colleagues, Good Pay

    Cons

    Brutal Working schedule. Leaves need to be planned well in advance.

    VMware2019-05-30
  2. "Great Leader, Tough Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great CEO, driving the right partnerships and acquisitions. Good products, making the shift to subscription offerings.

    Cons

    Very business unit driven and product focused. Internal tools and processes are a mess. Competing silos are everywhere causing duplication of effort. Promotions only really available if you are willing to move to Palo Alto.

    Advice to Management

    Improve internal processes and tools. Reduce business unit noise and align multiple teams focused on making the customer successful.

    VMware2019-05-08
  3. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow. Lots of great perks. Always someone to help you out.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    VMware2019-04-22
  4. "Inside Sales Rep"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at VMware full-time

      Pros

      Great benefit plan, stock units

      Cons

      moved inside sales to another country

      VMware2019-03-21
    • "Great company with a vision"

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      Current Employee - Consultant in Vancouver, BC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at VMware full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good perks, Flexible hours, Unlimited Vacation, Work from home

      Cons

      Pay low outside of US, Work is demanding, Extensive travel

      Advice to Management

      Compensate equally for staff outside the US based on the work and skills and not market forces.

      VMware2019-01-24
    • "Design"

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      Former Employee - Design 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at VMware for more than a year

      Pros

      Interesting and challenging projects Smart and creative people Great pay, health benefits, stock options, bonuses Flexible hours

      Cons

      Seasonal restructuring mass layoffs

      VMware2018-11-28
    • "VMware"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at VMware full-time

      Pros

      - Collaborative environment - Strong focus on enabling employees - Empowered with resources and responsibility to get work done - Great compensation & benefits

      Cons

      - Sometimes so collaborative that it takes a long time for decisions to be made - Can feel disconnected when not in Palo Alto HQ

      VMware2018-11-01
    • "Good starting job"

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      Former Employee - TSE VCloud in Burlington, ON
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at VMware full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      lunch every week, somewhat relaxed

      Cons

      Cut the job to move to india

      Advice to Management

      Have better communication

      VMware2018-06-04
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      "Senior Manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at VMware full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great place to work. Great Technologies although left behind a bit in the race of competition with competitor vendors comparing 2005 to 2012 which VMware was a solid leader. Lost the race after that which still could be a leader sadly

      Cons

      Since 2013-2014 less qualified managers hired globally with a huge turnover because of lack of basic knowledge in the field and with irrelevant background even non IT managers to manage highly advanced technology teams (internally or externally). Company was not transparent right before and since Dell EMC acquisition. Although things were falling of the hill, we were keep hearing things are better and we are hiring while...

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      Advice to Management

      Senior management director level need to reassess their wok. Not every one can be a true leader. frank but honest

      VMware2017-11-20
    • "Great Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Solutions Architect 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at VMware full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Innovative company, on the fringe of the technology industry. Great pay, great benefits.

      Cons

      The bay area is super competitive, and top talent has been leaving.

      Advice to Management

      Do as much as you can to retain your highly skilled and talented employees. Consider new offices in hot technology regions.

      VMware2017-10-04
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