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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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Not a great place to work
Consultant/Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Travel PositionAugust 31, 2017
Poor Line Management. Lack of work life balance. Expected to have deep knowledge in all products. As a consultant placed on projects where I had minimal skills in the product consulting on behalf of and little or no guidance on the services being delivered.
Pros
Remote work sometimes
Cons
Poor direct management
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Fun and Productive
Solution Architect (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAAugust 24, 2017
Great place to work the BTA group needs to get more experience and need to diversify on the kind of people who need work int that group. The BTA manager is horrible he needs to get a life...
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review for VMware
Engineer, Staff (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAAugust 18, 2017
VMware was a great company to work for
Great team and people were friendly all-around
Balanced work and life
Free lunch every Wednesday
Fresh fruits every morning
Pros
great place to work for
Cons
grew too fast
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Good work/life balance
Senior Director, Business Development (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAAugust 16, 2017
Days of charging hard and rapid value creation are over.

Great for rest and vest lifestyle.

Limited growth path. Management is hit or miss depending on which group.
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Fun Place to work at
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAAugust 14, 2017
Fast paced environment. Diverse culture. Bagels on Wednesday.
Great Teamwork. Work life balance. To far to drive from where I live.
Easy to meet other teams
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Better benifts
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very talented coworkers and a great opportunity to advance my skills
Enterprise Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Wrightstown, WIAugust 12, 2017
With Digital Transformation quickly evolving VMware too has evolved it's products and services quickly to have a "full bag of tricks" to help customer increase agility, cut costs and improve production.
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Good technical products, but bad culture
Sales Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJuly 31, 2017
Too many high level Directors and Managers; not enough analysts. Mgr to IC ratio is not typical of high-tech. I would not suggest this company, given DELL purchase. Before DELl, VMware was confusing due to EMC. Now, it's a mess.
Pros
Perks
Cons
Corporate Politics
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VMware isn't my kind of place
Technical Support Engineer II (Current Employee) –  Broomfield, COJuly 29, 2017
Management at VMware is less than stellar. They refuse to face the truth that they need to hire more engineers. Instead, they ask the best performing employees to work crazy hours to make up for the poor performing employees and insane work load. They also dangle the promise of bonuses for performance but never deliver.
Pros
Good pay, great benefits
Cons
insane workload, poor management
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Great Company, Difficult to Advance
Desktop Administrator (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJuly 27, 2017
A typical day had me checking the queue for issues, working with employees on issues, and running through numerous projects. I learned a lot about Mac and PC remote management and virtualization. My manager always had my back and worked hard to keep me at VMware despite me being a contractor. The culture is amazing and the perks in the office were great. Hardest part of the job was handling a heavy workload with minimal local team support. The most enjoyable part of the job was becoming an experienced member of a global team that looked up to me and my knowledge.
Pros
Great culture, excellent pay, fantastic manager
Cons
Slow to move upper management, minimal room for growth
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It's Ok
Senior Network Engineer (Current Employee) –  Crystal City, VAJuly 22, 2017
Love the company and my co-workers but management is a different story.

They try to micro manage everything, and directions are not given clearly.

They flip flop on how they want things done, it is Ok for one person to do certain things and others not.

Lots of favoritism observed within the department, not only from me but from outsiders as well.
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Benefits
Cons
management
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Productive and friendly environment
Quality Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJuly 17, 2017
Get involved in daily status call in the morning. Run regression suites in case of new deployment. Attend meetings in the war room in-case of any defects so that the developers are also involved.
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Great Place to Work
Strategic Account Manager (California & Arizona) (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJuly 10, 2017
Fantastic culture, great leadership, amazing perks, plenty of time off if you hit your number consistently. Lots of potential for upward movement if you're open to relocating anywhere.
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Okay if you want a relaxed lifestyle
Software Development Intern (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJuly 6, 2017
Okay if you want a relaxed lifestyle, good work life balance, good pay masters .

Have nice benefits and events all the time

Very good living arrangements for interns
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Great place to learn
Research Engineer (Former Employee) –  Broomfield, COJuly 5, 2017
VMware is a great place to learn vSphere very well. The case load is very high though, there is not enough time given to work existing cases, 1 hour a day to work existing, 7 hours a day with new cases.
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