VMware Reviews

Updated 6 Aug 2020

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger
Pat Gelsinger
2,613 Ratings
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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Encourage and support personal development, excellent corprate and social responsibility. Great culture and atmosphere in the office. Considerate of work life balance.

    Cons

    Organisational structure (some not all) are too siloed which can impact communicatoins across functions.

  2. "strong performing company with great values"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very low hierarchies paid trainings and education career development great leadership

    Cons

    low impact because it is a big company and there is a high turn over in IT

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  3. "Fantastic"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ballincollig
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    learning and community opportunities Great pay

    Cons

    Quite a high pressure job

  4. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    culture, environment, good department collaboration

    Cons

    layoffs every year and then new hires shortly after

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  5. "Toxic oldschool management. No diversity in leadership."

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at VMware full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sallary and management that have no idea whats going on so you can waste time

    Cons

    Toxic old school leadership No diversity Pat Most staff engineers in the company for more than 5 years are out of touch with reality and are stuck. They can code and are effectively mgmt now and pushing senior tasks on juniors instead and then take all credit. Any of the good staff+ level folk leave and the worst are stuck and cant pass tech interviews elsewhere

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  6. "Recruitment Team extremely incompetent"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition 

    I worked at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Money Culture Location Parking Hours

    Cons

    The HR and finance/legal recruiter in cork really need to be looked at by their manager. No feedback given to internals, not even regretted for roles and 3/4 months for feedback once you are regretted. Absolutely brutal recruitment experience and they have all the systems to help them which is worse ! these gentleman need retraining or new jobs!

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  7. COVID-19

    "Inhumane Covid 19 response from management"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at VMware full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Typical multinational programs found in this scale company

    Cons

    Terribly toxic management practices allowed

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  8. "Challenging but fun company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at VMware full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can learn so much from VMware and give back to charities while still enjoying a good work life balance.

    Cons

    Allocation of budget for new hires.

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  9. "excellent employer"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Customer Engineer in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    professional development, training, career development

    Cons

    i can not think of any

  10. "Amazing company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Atmosphere, visibility, promotion, good management, salary

    Cons

    Outsourcing some departments, recurrent turnover

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