Business Development Representative (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – September 17, 2015
Managers helped me grow personally and professionally. I learned many skills including sales, phone conversation, product knowledge, and working in a corporate environment. I loved the people I worked with. Everyone was very positive and wanted you to get up and go to work everyday.
SE (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – September 14, 2015
Excellent place to work and love the people but the process is changing so quickly that its not fun anymore. There is more and more Micromanaging and spread sheets and admin work that trying to stay Technically enabled gets to be difficult at times especially with the solutions changing so much.
Great Roadmap of products
Hard to keep up with everything changing so quickly
HR (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – September 3, 2015
This is the worse place I have ever worked for. Would definitely not recommend. The culture is screwed up they try to hide it by giving their people free breakfast. About 70% of their employees are either Temp or Interns. They rarely convert people. If you need quick money then work here if not then stay away.
Senior Healthcare Business Strategist (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – August 23, 2015
Vmware is quickly reacting to a changing market and broadening their scope beyond just compute virtualization, especially in Healthcare. The teams are very focused and driven for success but with a great work life balance.
The position I have lets me work from home part time. Great people to work with - lots of interaction with people from around the world. Company offers lots of great perks - snacks, all kinds of drinks, happy hours the first Friday of every month, breakfast tacos on Fridays, messages on site.
Most of my day is done in our systems and through email working with my customers - new hires, hiring managers, staffing, HRIS. VMware focuses on best practice implementation and process documentation; you must be able to work with a constant changing environment and policies/procedures that can change week to week. Management is not held accountable nor do they share job impacting information. My team is a dedicated team - dedicated to teamwork, positive environment, collaboration and customer service and satisfaction.
The hardest part of the job is working 11 hour days and not being recognized for hard work. Promotions are limited to upper management and there is little room for development and growth. Also, performance review is not directly correlated to merit increase. You can have an almost perfect review with no merit increase to show for it.
The thing i enjoy the most at VMware is the collaborative environment, the dedication to the community. VMware gives employees 40 hours a year of PTO that is for community service and philanthropy and they highly encourage employees to use this time off to get out and serve. Also, the ability to work from home or work remotely and have a flexible schedule makes VMware highly desirable. Lastly, i work on a rockstar team; i enjoy coming in to see my team and the camaraderie.
Benefits, Work/Life Balance
Salary, Lack of opportunity for growth, management
Software Dev(Intern) (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – July 9, 2015
I worked with a team of about ten people who got along well together. We had a bi weekly poker night and would hang out after work. The whole team was dedicated to the product, and really took pride in what they did. They were easy on the newbie and were always willing to answer questions.
VMware is a great place to work and I wish I had not left. I took a role at another company for career advancement and wish I had stayed. Great people, best in class solutions and from what I hear, the path to making more money has become easier. Maybe I will be able to go back.
Engagement Program Manager (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – May 7, 2015
it depends in which area or group you work with. the area where i worked had a lot of field and customer interaction. Learned about the vmware stack of products and solutions, ITaaS, DaaS, SaaS and SDDC as the business drive for the company. the focus was on managing projects for customer from the initiation phase to deployment phase follow the traditional Project lifecycle methodology with emphases on the Waterfall process.
team work and collaboration with co-workers was fantastic. however, Management lacked the means of running a practice and it was chaos is many ways. putting that aside, the company is great and the products are cutting edge.
Telecomute, mobile work
team networking is rare, Management has some work to do
IT Organization is in shambles - VMware products are solid
Director (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – May 6, 2015
Work/Life Balance at VMware no longer exists. Managers are not asked to work long hours, but it is expected that you are always available, all hours of the day, every day of the week. The IT organization has gone through two regime changes in under two years and all of the key players have left the company. There is a skeleton crew in place, but most of those people are looking to leave the company.
Great benefits, friendly people, lots of vacation time
Engineers are cut throat, Executive team is out of touch with employees, Work/Life balance is non-existent