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Updated 10 Dec 2019

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4.2
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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger
Pat Gelsinger
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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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 8 years

    Pros

    Awesome Work Culture. Promotes Growth. Values Employees

    Cons

    There's always something to improve

    VMware2019-01-23
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership lacking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    You get to work on the latest software defined products out there with a good team enviroment.

    Cons

    No direction from leadership

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and not make decisions within your own silo.

    VMware2018-10-28
  3. "Great Company with Solid Future Ahead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic company to work for with an incredibly diverse range of solutions. An exciting future ahead with the backing from Dell-EMC

    Cons

    Need to ensure that people who are employed in management roles are hired based on their leadership competencies and not based on seniority.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to live and promote the EPIC2 values of the company to ensure that we maintain a health culture right across the company

    VMware2016-12-21
  4. "Really cool"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Cool Products and excellent leadership

    Cons

    Work hard with little respite

    Advice to Management

    Better benefits should be offered especially company shares

    VMware2015-09-26
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Life at VMware"

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     in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware for less than a year

    Pros

    VMware has a great innovative culture and you really feel like you are changing the IT infrastructure industry. Generally products are solid and customers love you. Lots of benefits and good pay for most roles.

    Cons

    VMware is increasingly becoming more like EMC and mired in process, HR also seems to be very inflexible when it comes to dealing with personnel issues.

    Advice to Management

    Improve HR processes and flexibility also encourage people in global locations to be able to work in global roles as opposed to having to be US based.

    VMware2015-09-07
  6. Helpful (57)

    "Great place to work that values quality of life and family"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    VMware is a big company but in many ways had a startup vibe. That was great because the resources and infrastructure of a big company were there, but it gave most people I worked with freedom to work on many projects, influence, move around, and contribute in many ways. Plus, many things moved faster than they might at other companies of the same size. Perks were really great including bonuses, events on the campus,... opportunities, etc.

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    Cons

    The biggest con is the annual layoff. During most of the years I was there, we were growing like crazy, beating expectations, gaining in stock price, etc. It was always positive and upward. However, every single January, it was known that there would be a round of layoffs, even when all numbers were looking great as they almost always were. Management called it restructuring. But, over the years, some really good... people were let go for no apparent reason. Then to add insult to injury, a week or two later, there would be a company quarterly meeting discussing how VMware was doing so well and is still hiring, but they had to make some changes. It always felt dishonest and the sympathy for those let go came across as disingenuous.

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    Advice to Management

    January was always a nerve racking month and it completely destroyed any sense of loyalty to the company. I know a few people that completely changed their perception of VMware after a colleague of theirs was let go with no apparent rhyme or reason. Many people left shortly after as a result of losing loyalty to the company or for just being stressed out about themselves getting cut the next year.

    VMware2019-06-24
  7. "nky"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    pays u well, better than teh market

    Cons

    no cons yet, will share if any

    VMware2019-12-10
  8. "Head of Channel"

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    Former Employee - Manager Channel Development EMEA in Munich, Bavaria
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company culture, great people

    Cons

    At senior level, there is too much politics

    Advice to Management

    you guys spend too much on internal things. rather take care of the business and give your people more customer- / partner- time

    VMware2019-12-10
  9. "One of the best employer in Pune"

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    Former Employee - SDET3 in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work with the best minds. vRNI team is one of the best team to work in VMware. You will get the perks of a startup with the stability of an MNC. Great work, great salary. Compensation is directly proportional to your performance.

    Cons

    Nothing as such on top of my mind.

    VMware2019-12-10
  10. "Strong executive leadership"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Line Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent executive leadership, had a pulse of the industry and the challenges facing VMware. Leverages both organic and inorganic approaches to address key challenges and guarantee future growth

    Cons

    Different teams have completely different experiences. Make sure you join one of the happening groups in the company

    VMware2019-12-10
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