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Good place to work
Manager, Advanced Analytics and Data Science (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CANovember 17, 2017
Good place to work with lots of opportunities for growth
and to advance career. Good technology exposure and also great leadership team across different tems
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Promising company
QA engineer (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara County, CANovember 15, 2017
VMWare had very quality and dedicated engineers. The workplace culture is very cool and encourages employees to blend in almost a home type environment.
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Always challenged with upward mobility
Technical Director, MSP Partnerships (Former Employee) –  Franklin, MANovember 13, 2017
Good place to work, great benefits, good management if you work to get placed on the leading edge technology teams. Worked as a strategic adviser to large managed service partners to help them architect and implement VMware products in support of their public, private and hybrid cloud strategies.
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Good Company
Sr. National Account Manager - Zones (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAOctober 30, 2017
Good company to work for. Made great connections, they are corp rightsizing for sellers but will add again as they get new openings. I would work there again if possible
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Good not great
Business Development Manager/Sales (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAOctober 30, 2017
Great products and generally great company. Culture is shifting because of Dell take-over. A few years it will be sucked into Dell. Box heads vs. Software makers.
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A nice atmosphere for an enterprise software company with a good work/life balance.
UX Visual Designer (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAOctober 30, 2017
Depending on your position your days can be extremely busy or more flexible. In my experience my work load was in constant flux of not having enough to do to having almost more than I could handle.

I really enjoyed the work/life balance they offer. It takes away a lot of stress to have some flexibility in your daily schedule and commuting routine.

Budget for building our team never existed nor did a promotion. It is a good company with nice perks and a beautiful campus.

I enjoyed my team, their collaborate and positive spirit, though working with other product teams would often be a challenge to push for the best designs.

I would recommend VMware as a nice place to work, and I did enjoy over 6 years of what felt like good job security.
Pros
Great café, live/work balance
Cons
Difficult to get promoted based on budget, The “unlimited vacation” was awkward and not really unlimited.
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Fun place to work
Senior Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) –  Broomfield, COOctober 17, 2017
VMware provides an excellent atmosphere to grow.Great place to work. Friendly atmosphere and very intelligent group of people who are willing to share
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Good company
Senior Consultant (Current Employee) –  Morgantown, WVOctober 16, 2017
VMware is a good company to work for. They have competitive benefits and are always willing to help their employees. There are plenty of opportunities for self-improvement as well.
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Very fun place to work
Product Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAOctober 10, 2017
Free lunch every Tuesday, free Jamba Juice and snacks. Promotes cross-pollination between departments. Provided games, video games, gym, etc., to help alleviate stress. Best job ever and best manager ever. The work was extremely challenging but very rewarding and plenty of opportunities for advancement.
Pros
Free lunches, games, gym, very employee-oriented
Cons
None
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Customers come before Employees
Enterprise Select Client Executive (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 9, 2017
Great product platform. Very political management team. Customer comes way before the employee.

Local management has no moral code
Very smart support
Pros
Great platform
Cons
Regional Management
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Innovative place
Senior Developer (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaOctober 9, 2017
Innovative place with great drive and exiting technology. Very good benefits, cafeteria, fitness studio. Hard working hours though - on the weekends as well.
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Poor Management at several VP, Senior Director levels
Mgr (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAOctober 8, 2017
Stay away. Stay away. Stay away. Poor Management at several VP, Senior Director levels. Nobody wants to do the right thing especially in internal organizations
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Leader in Cloud Computing and Virtualization
Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAOctober 7, 2017
Leader in cloud computing software and virtualization. Strong teamwork. Cross functional teams. Company is highly ethical. It's a fast-moving and dynamic work environment.
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I like to work here
Sr. Manager (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CASeptember 27, 2017
Time is split between offshore calls and onsite business users meetings. Most importantly working meeting clients and come up with future project deliverables.
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IT Dept - highly political
IT (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CASeptember 20, 2017
too political; if you're not in, you're out.
EPIC in all the wrong ways. EPIC - Ethics are out the Window and the Integrity is missing from Sr. Leadership. My advice is to stay away unless you're already a "friend" of leadership.
Management only looks out for themselves and does not care about their employees
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leader in cloud
leader (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaSeptember 20, 2017
Have their mojo back as technology is transitioning to cloud. Chaotic mid management but top management is solid. Good work/life balance and busy place. Benefits and bonus quite good for engineers
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Lot of work stress
Project Lead/Senior Analyst (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CASeptember 16, 2017
No work life balance. Teams collaboration are minimal & sometimes in the middle of project lifecycle may even lose sight to goal & teams. Needs more structure & process.
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Decent place to work
Systems Integrator Alliance Executive (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 11, 2017
Good culture - work/life balance became a problem. Would recommend this company to any young professional looking for a solid sales career with innovative technology customer love.
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Good salary and benefits but management is a mess
Technical Writer/Editor (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COSeptember 9, 2017
Good salary and benefits but management was a mess - no autonomy for teams, managers building silos instead of working together, constant changes in direction
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Top brand in the IT space
Healthcare Alliances Manager (Former Employee) –  Red Bank, NJAugust 31, 2017
Based in Palo Alto, VMware makes some fantastic solutions. Customers come to the organization looking for solutions and they find them. The culture was relaxed in the context of the Silicon Valley IT competitive environment.

Great place to work.
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