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Updated 22 May, 2017
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  • They really mean it when they say they are committed to things like work/life balance (in 298 reviews)

  • cutting edge technology, Friendly environment, safe to work, great salary (in 89 reviews)

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  1. "Great workplace and the best software to sell"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    software, pay, benefits and culture

    Cons

    Increased workload. ever changing management, harder to attain compensation

    Advice to Management

    Add more System Engineers


  2. "Can they find their way back?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Services in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Global Services in Toronto, ON

    I worked at VMware full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge products that are top rated in the industry. Relatively good collaboration still exists between departments/units on common goals and not silo approach.

    Cons

    Short sighted financial decisions on short term outcomes vs longer term longevity, to approach greatness vs competitive or average even. Far too much globalization of workforce for cost cutting vs ensuring equity in skill and expertise globally.

    Advice to Management

    Understand what your longest standing customers are saying about what best things have faded and revitalize those business practices.


  3. "Challenging but rewarding"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Integrity Manager in Kitchener, ON
    Former Employee - Data Integrity Manager in Kitchener, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging projects that actually get completed. Smart and driven people to work with. Great rewards for hard work.

    Cons

    Sometimes there's too much work for the hours in the day. Would like to be able to attend industry conferences, but those don't seem to be in the budget.


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  5. "Systems engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good products, great local team, will need to figure a VMware 2.0 strategy

    Cons

    Management is doing weird stuff to steer the company back to high growth


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Words alone simply cannot describe..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Burlington, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Burlington, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture of the local employees - the relationships built amongst staff and the continuous learning atmosphere that was fostered.

    Cons

    In its final days VMware Burlington was a revolving door, except the door only swung one way - such that the "VMX has left the building"

    Advice to Management

    If after this much time has passed and no impact was affected then no further advice is going to help.


  7. "Visualization Desktop specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Virtualization Consultant in Burlington, ON
    Current Employee - Enterprise Virtualization Consultant in Burlington, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great technology, Good environment, Great benefits, Good training, Great opportunities internally

    Cons

    Well with the great technology it's growing more and more and it's hard to keep up with all technologies


  8. "Not bad, for a while"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Burlington, ON
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Burlington, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, lots of keen, knowledgeable, and friendly people. Good way to get to know IT from a datacenter perspective.

    Cons

    Exposure to other elements of IT, such as other products or technologies, limited


  9. "Technical Support Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Burlington, ON
    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Burlington, ON

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good culture, nice people

    Cons

    Little room to grow. Lots of red tape. Takes a long time to implement change


  10. Helpful (4)

    "VMware"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VMware (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and great engineers in the office

    Cons

    Office location is horrible, culture is getting a big hit and EPIC2 values are not there...

    New management is destroying the company and our products are getting less competitive (with a few exceptions).

    Customers are getting half-baked products and paying a fortune for it. Support by junior engineers is provided out of low-cost geographies.

    Advice to Management

    Too late for an advice now... I wish Tucci had not sold EMC to Dell.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Support Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Burlington, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Burlington, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart people at the company. The technology is fantastic and it was a great place to work.

    Cons

    The company is being mismanaged terribly because of what is perceived to be cost cutting due to trying to increase share cost to make the Dell deal happen. The company is not in a great place.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to lose weight, cutting off your leg is not the way to do it. VMware lost some of the best people in support when they decided to close Burlington. Huge mistake. Best advice, stop with the stupid decisions.


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