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Account Executive EUC Healthcare & Enterprise (Current Employee) –  Ohio ValleyJanuary 3, 2017
After three years and recruited from Oracle the Dell purchase has made VMW impossible to work for any longer. Middle management doesn't have a clue and should have never been put in charge of teams of people.
Pros
Great products and solutions
Cons
Middle management is horrible without focus and long term strategy
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Strong team interesting products
Senior Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Sandy Springs, GAOctober 26, 2016
Typical day starts with scrum call with offshore team members, followup any action items. Attend status meetings with release teams, work with team members on various project efforts related to testing, automation, and working with the other segments of the scrum.
Pros
Flexible schedule, free food, good team
Cons
Acquisition introduced insecurity
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Productive and ever evolving
Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CASeptember 28, 2016
Each day at VMW brings with it new challenges which motivates a person to continuously improve and grow from a career perspective. There are multiple opportunities provided for those who would like to expand their skill sets through programs set up specifically targeted for self development.

Work life balance is a challenge, however the people that I work with makes it that much more enjoyable.
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Great company if you are not a contract employee.
Business Development Representative (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXSeptember 26, 2016
VMware is a great company as a full time permanent employee. If you are contract employee you are treated as such. You do not receive the same benefits as a full time employee but are expected to perform and follow all the same requirements as a full time employee.
Pros
Great Training and snacks
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Hard to find a negative thing to say about VMware....
Sr. Staffing Partner (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAAugust 19, 2016
VMware is hands down the best company I have had the opportunity to work for in the 20+ years I have spent in HR and Recruiting. The top reason being that this company really believes in working smarter than harder and the flexibility you are trusted with to do your job in the best way you know how make you feel valued from day one.
Pros
higher salary and bonus structure that others, sign-on stock awards
Cons
medical/dental/vision could use an overhaul
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VR Entertainemnt Strategies - new markets, new partnerships
Go-to-Market Strategy (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAAugust 23, 2016
There is no typical day as we refine and change business plan according to new market developments, emerging competitive threats and technology required for execution. At any given time, I could be forecasting market growth, understanding target markets to understating how the technology works and how we can use it to our advantage. Thinking of the possible is an every day thing -- while trying to develop the financials and models that make it successful - business models, sensitivity analysis, financial analysis, international expansion plans,etc. Most enjoyable part of work is seeing the strategy turn into execution and finally, delivery of results
Pros
Smart, creative, fast-moving, quick-learning people. Fabulous location
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LIfe at VMware
Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CANovember 28, 2016
Very beautiful work environment, great cafeterias, happy people. Tides shifting due to Dell/ EMC merger causing big budget cuts and business re-structuring.
Pros
Beautiful campus, 3 cafeterias, great benefits
Cons
Aquired by Dell causing changes, layoffs, instability
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A good company with a beautiful compus
Senior Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJanuary 10, 2017
A good company with a beautiful campus
I learned a lot about high tech knowledge such as virtualization, cloud computer, esx kernel , networking, storage and performance improvement.
My co-workers are very nice.
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Smart people, great culture, excellent compensation
Director Product Management (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CASeptember 8, 2016
Really good company to work for. Micromanagement is a problem in some groups (like everywhere). Executive management is great, but Sr. and middle management not so hot.
Pros
Smart people, great culture
Cons
narrowly focused sometimes. Has difficult time pivoting.
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Great company!
IT Project Coordinator Intern (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CANovember 30, 2016
The mos enjoyable part of the job was the people, the company cares a lot of their employees. I enjoyed interning at VMware also because of the great project planning experience I acquired through my internship.
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The best company to work
Marketing Specialist, Americas (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CADecember 12, 2016
My team was exceptional, I'm very proud to be part of this process. the culture around it is very amazing. You learn something new every day.
proactive group with always something fun to add.
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Great place to launch career
Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 25, 2016
awesome benefits and incredible career launching pad for young professionals. A ton of product information to learn but self-paced video and online training program makes it's easy to keep up.
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Great company with challenging growing pains
Channel Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CASeptember 29, 2016
Great people, smart ideas, good cultural foundation, but clumsy acquisition and new strategy implementation makes cross functional organizational operations unsteady.
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Revolving door
Technical Support Engineer III - Infrastructure (Current Employee) –  Broomfield, CONovember 10, 2016
Most talent leaves due to the chaos of the environment due to poor management. Great coworkers great company and leading edge technology otherwise
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Fun work Place
QA Automation Engineer (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAOctober 20, 2016
Good team work.
Management was nice.
Due to diversity in culture the company hosted different festivals of different culture which was fun.
spacious workplace and good parking spots
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First choice Company
Senior MTS (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CANovember 12, 2016
A growing company with a lot of talent employees.
A rapid growth company.
Glad to share the adventure with the rest of the employees.
Great team work.
It's a life, work balance company.
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Looking for challenging and interesting position
SME/Lead Analyst (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAOctober 12, 2016
I am looking for a challenging and interesting position in a growing environment.


Working in the company should be fun and use my skill and experience
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Outstanding Company. Rewarding Customer interactions
Solution Specialist / Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 19, 2016
VMware was incredibly flexible and very strong in terms of benefits. Well respected technology and a comprehensive solution suite.
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too large of an org
Product Manager (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 14, 2016
too large of an org for them to focus on smaller groups. innovation lacks . A lot of buyouts and merges and aquisitions .

Work culture is good but not appreciated for work that you do .
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Excellent
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 29, 2016
The environment is GREAT and the people are great. There are a lot of project to challenge one and I learned a lot from the projects. The training culture of the company is GREAT as well.
Pros
Excellent environment
Cons
None
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