Excellent peer coworkers, management of office can be a bit bureaucratic
Level II Technical Support Engineer-Infrastructure (Former Employee) – Broomfield, CO – June 11, 2017
Storage engineer for 3 1/2 years. Best thing I can say is that there will be almost zero office politics and backbiting with your peers. Its a tremendously collaborative environment with some unbelievably smart people at your disposal. You will learn a lot about VMware environment management, which will help you a lot for future positions. Its also a very comfortably casual environment. I thoroughly enjoyed going to work everyday in a t shirt and shorts.
One of the biggest issues I had was inter-office politics. You'll find yourself constantly battling the offices in Cork and Bangalore over their tossing you their work, and your often inability to do anything but eat it. Also, while the majority of direct managers are really good people, every so often they hire someone who is a complete misfit for corporate culture, and that can make your day miserable. I quit because of my direct manager, who was so by the book, he could have been replaced with a small shell script. When I needed him to back me, I could count on him to completely disappoint me. Another major management issue I had is because its a rather large company with many levels of management, often the decisions made by high-up senior management are more about bean counting and theory, but its effects on the actual people are horrendous. We sometimes have to rely on tools for major parts of our business (case management system run through Salesforce, a recent change to our KB system that was completely ineffective) that can really hinder your ability to do your job well, but management is more about "usemore... these tools as directed by management" than "lets give you tools to do your job well".
Bottom line: If you have the opportunity to work here, take it. Get everything you can out of the place in terms of knowledge. Spend some time there, and then go get yourself a better job with all that knowledge.less
Amazing peer coworkers, comfortably casual, free snacks/soda, no work when you're not on the clock
Sometimes horrendous managers, bureaucracy and bean counting can override effective work decisions
Technical Support Engineer, Level II (Former Employee) – Broomfield, CO – June 5, 2017
-PRO's -Great people -Always more you can learn -Free snacks -Good benefits -Good pay
-CON's -VMware is losing its culture -Work life balance is out the window -On call most weekends -Asked to work after work on week days -Asked to come in early or stay late -Managers manage up, not down -Managers are concerned about faking reports to higher managers -Managers no longer work well with the majority of their technicians, nor do they care about how conditions are
Technical Support Engineer II (Current Employee) – Broomfield, CO – April 19, 2017
VMware is a totally different environment than what I was used to for my first 7 years of professional work. The comradery at VMware is second to none, and people are always there to help. I learn new things everyday covering just about every facet of a datacenter. With that being said it's a fast paced, and demanding job as a support engineer.
Staff Engineer (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – April 5, 2017
Overall I enjoyed working within the company. Unfortunately the company is divided into multiple silo's even though management may claim that we are all one team under the business unit.
I like to think of my time at the company as being an extra made up of the combination of Silicon Valley (HBO) and Game of Thrones (HBO) ... antics of one, bloodshed of the other and in the end, I was a causality of the BU battles.
Software Sales (Former Employee) – WI – March 2, 2017
VMW has market leading technology that can transform a business. Getting customers to buy into the vision and actually execute remains a hurdle. Internal expectations outrun customer ability to change, adapt, retrain, install and deploy solutions.