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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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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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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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Nice to work
Project Manager / Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAAugust 30, 2016
I can take up any job as challenging .I will complete all the work on time .Once i give them commitment .It Will be done before the deadline based on the commitment
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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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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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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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Good work/life balance and great campus
Professional Services Marketing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAAugust 3, 2016
Large corporation style. Pretty campus and kind coworkers, a bit too large for my liking. Frequent re-orgs, but really smart managers.
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Decent Job
System Administrator (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJuly 15, 2016
Very diverse with lots of energy. They recently had a very large lay off and most of the services has been out sourced. There also in the process of consolidating buildings.
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None
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None
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Good
Senior Member Technical Staff (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJuly 15, 2016
Good work, Good management, Good team. Great technology. You will get to learn a lot from folks. Very talented engineers
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Innovative Solutions
Channel Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 13, 2016
Great company providing a wide portfolio of cutting edge products changing how businesses manage their data base and storage needs.
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Toxic
Director of Strategic Alliances (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJune 6, 2016
The strategic Alliances team is striff with politics and bad people. There are some good ones but overall not so much anymore.
Pros
Free snacks, good gym, fun side activities
Cons
not recognized for what you do, just how likes you
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Great company to work for
Global Alliance Executive - HP Alliances (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJune 4, 2016
VMware is an innovative company and great technology. It was disruptive when I started there and customers loved it and adopted the technology fast.
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Great place to work
Functional Analyst (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMay 20, 2016
Great company to be part of, people and managers are very cooperative and very helpful and allow to be creative and do new stuff.
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Great place to work
Sr Engineer (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXMay 10, 2016
My experience was not the norm for working at VMware. The people are outstanding and the pay is at the high end.

But I joined the Cloud Services business unit and they had a lot of change in the leadership structure over my two years there. I was ultimately placed in the wrong group and then caught up in the work force reduction that happened at the beginning of 2016...
Pros
Pay, Culture and Technology
Cons
Lots of changing priorities due to frequent reorgs and sale of EMC to Dell
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Great team environment and work experience
Vice President, Real Estate & Facilities (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAApril 12, 2016
Global responsibility for 90 locations in the installation and disposal of offices as required by business demand. Lead a great reaction team of professionals and technicians to accomplish a work environment globally with minimum down time.
Pros
Hard work and fun and great people.
Cons
Less than well intentioned management
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Great campus, good vibe
Senior Financial Analyst (MBA Intern) (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAApril 12, 2016
VMware encourages internal rotation to give employees good development opportunities. Managers and senior executives are approachable and inspiring. Lots of smart people to work together with.
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Only Good If You Are A Brown Noser
N/A (Current Employee) –  RemoteApril 11, 2016
VMware, was good at the beginning but now it is all about who you know and not about what you know. If you are a brown noser and are good with Management then you will succeed here.

If you are not in good with management then prepare for a miserable work environment. The ones that are good with management get away with everything and you will be the one to pick up the slack.

Management does not know how to listen or run a team. You come to them with an issue and it is laughable how they respond.

The only good thing about VMware is the benefits and complimentary food, other than that it is a poor excuse for a business.
Pros
Benefits, complimentary food
Cons
Bad management, clicks in the workplace, brown nosers
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VMware is a very productive and fun place to work.
Senior Licensing Business Specialist (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ONApril 5, 2016
Establish and set-up priority, daily goals and work towards achievement of business objectives.
Work with clients to maintain and manage licensing contracts. Assess and forecast licensing requirements and make recommendations based on future needs to the client.
Work with business owner to perform tests in UAT environment and ensure end to end solution before deployment in production environment.
Establish new and enhance existing processes by analysing data and defects to drive continual service improvement

I learned customer relations, capabilities, features and technical options available between suite of products.

Worked in a very fast paced creative environment with intelligent co-workers. Individuals who have passion for business and outstanding IT skills.

The most enjoyable part of the day was addressing escalations against the department.
Pros
Culture of learning, lunch and learn
Cons
Work life balance
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