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Great company
Employee (Current Employee) –  EmployeeJuly 19, 2018
I loved working for VMware. VMware takes care of employees very well. Love the benefits that VMware provides for its employees. Great people. Great culture. Great company.
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Competitive corporation with supporting management
Senior Tax Analyst (Current Employee) –  Broomfield, COJuly 17, 2018
Being employed at VMware has given me the support I need through management support and technology advancement to perform my duties and meet tight deadlines.
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Productive and fun place with great work life balance
Software Engineer in Test (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaJuly 16, 2018
Productive and Fun place with great work life balance. Conducts a lot of hackathons, have beer bash on Friday, annual events and lots of free food. Have a beautiful soccer field and a great gym.

Have lot of architectural stuff documented and made available to all the employees
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What a mess
Staff Engineer (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJuly 13, 2018
The product was massively overly complex and disorganized with quickly compounding technical debt of all kinds. Poor decisions. Rampant internal politics and favoritism. Management employed intimidation and fear tactics to keep employees from rocking the boat. Layoffs were used to get rid of people who made noise about the dismal condition of the product, or questioned leadership in any way.
Pros
Company benefits and compensation
Cons
Everything else, Political corruption and dishonorable practices of all kinds within Engineering, If your the type that can keep your head down and mouth shut, you can make good money without having to really do much.
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Best company to work for
Sr. Engineering Manager, QE (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJuly 12, 2018
Amazing company,people and technologies. Things can get slow and boring if not in right projects. Great benefits, work-life balance and mature people. Was with Vmware for 12+ years, moved out for a change , but still love the company.
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VPs need people management training
Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJuly 6, 2018
Senior leaders fall into positions to people management. It seems they do not want to be managers of people and find it a nuisance. Don't expect management to care about your career development or to have a face to face one on ones.
Pros
Amazing CEO and SVPs working hard to implement a vision
Cons
Lacks management training for VP >5 yr tenure. Company lacks people managers.
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Was great to work!
QA Engineer (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJuly 4, 2018
Have heard things have changed a lot in the last 5 years. Not as flexible or accommodating. Management changes have caused lot of issues. Lots of perks with great cafe and snacks.
Pros
Great cafe, Gym, free snacks
Cons
Not as flexible as it used to be
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Bad Management
Center of Excellence Manager (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJune 18, 2018
Company Values are AWESOME, but not followed in my department at all. This was a bad experience unfortunately within a great company. I do not think everyone's experience will mirror mine.
Pros
good salary, free snacks
Cons
poor management
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Great culture, great people, fast-paced
Human Resources Specialist (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJune 15, 2018
Your day to day work-life is highly influenced by your team but the overall culture is driven by the company's values.

Thanks to my incredible manager and team I was able to grow and develop myself very quickly. VMware empowers its employees to own their own career development.

The benefits are incredible, and VMware has amazing people. I would come here solely for the people and culture.

The hardest part were the large number of silos across the organization and the long processes involved to make decisions.
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Sr. Global Technical Lead (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJune 12, 2018
VMware maintains a strong work life balance culture and encourages employees to give of themselves in all they do. Their EPIC2 values are foundational to all their efforts.
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VMWare is Great Company
Senior Analyst, Field Automation (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJune 8, 2018
VMWare is a great company with great products. The Palo Alto campus is very nice and close to the 280 freeway. It's a little far from downtown Palo Alto so mostly lunch was eaten in the on-site cafeteria.
Pros
Nice Campus
Cons
Long commute
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Excellent company to work for
Sr. Consulting Architect (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 26, 2018
VMware knows work life balance. I had the privilege to work with awesome managers. The only issue I found was there were many a folk who were not acknowledged for their contributions and many folks who were not held accountable for the lack of their productivity simply because they were developers. But overall as a company I would recommend any day to work for VMware and if given the opportunity I would work for them again.
Pros
great work life balance, work environment
Cons
too much work for some vs very little acknowledgement for others.
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Great Place to Work
Partner Development Specialist (Former Employee) –  Merrimack, NHMay 16, 2018
Excellent company to work for. Many opportunities to learn new skills. Leadership is competent and eager to help you develop skills. Compensation was more than satisfactory.
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It's a buffet of interesting technology here.
Senior Solutions Engineer, Healthcare (Current Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCMay 15, 2018
VMware has acquired so many innovative companies, that there is a plethora of different technology you can work on here. Great benefits, flexible work schedule.
Pros
Great benefits, flexible work schedule.
Cons
Spend more time with internal process/training then working with customers.
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Valley darling turns into relic abandoned by its customers
Solutions Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Francisco Bay Area, CAMay 14, 2018
I started with VMware when they were still in hyper-growth mode. The company was fantastic, the technologies we worked with were cutting-edge, and management was sharp and focused. Things started to go awry when we got a few years into Paul Maritz's leadership, acquisitions made no sense, and we lost our focus. VMware attempted to re-assert its dominance with some success twice over the last 5 years, but ultimately fell prey to its EMC ownership. The EMC ownership ultimately led to the Dell deal, which created decay and malaise within the organization.

What was once an awesome and fun company to work for became a depressing, drudgery and paperwork-filled Office Space like nightmare. I had absolutely no motivation to do anything at VMware in the last few years and wallowed in reorg after reorg until the company finally just started getting rid of its employees on a large scale.
Pros
Great place to hide if you want to do little work and collect a salary.
Cons
Dying technology and rapidly encroaching irrelevance in the marketplace will destroy your enthusiasm
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Fun Workplace
Support Account Engineer (Current Employee) –  Broomfield, COMay 9, 2018
Incredible amount of cross-team collaboration. Rarely do you hear anyone say it's not their job. More often than not, most individuals will stop and give full attention when asked a question.
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Processing order and EDI
Order Analyst (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMay 6, 2018
Responsible for processing Direct and EDI renewal orders through Oracle. Reviewed and validated purchase order for completeness, consistently and accuracy.
Pros
Work, Work, Work
Cons
Not a friendly environoment
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Workplace culture
Sr. Program Manager, BTA (Revenue ASC 606) (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAApril 29, 2018
Good culture. Have good work life balance. Top management is very helpful. Some of the management leaders are not the right person to do the job which at times makes it very difficult to manager team balance
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Senior Manager
Senior Manager (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAApril 29, 2018
Its a good company although there is an effort to reduce workforce every year. Great assignments and always a great place to learn. Its a good place to work without the hustle and bustle of silicon valley
Pros
Great Package
Cons
perpetual layoff cycle
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Productive and fun environment, ping pong table
Buyer (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAApril 27, 2018
Fun place to work.
Free snacks, good people and ping pong table.
Quarterly music shows and collabrative environment.
Great location with walking trails, beautiful trees and employee clubs to help promote group interaction and collabrative environment.
Pros
Fun environment, good pay and benefits, free food, ping pong table
Cons
poor level of middle management
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