VMware Reviews

Updated 21 Jan 2021

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger
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  1. "Cloud engineer"

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

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work at.

    Cons

    It's hard to tell direction. Too focused on diversity rather than qualifications. Get given opportunities I am not as qualified at as others on my team which feels bad.

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  2. COVID-19

    "Great Company, poor low/mid level management"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Ballincollig
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with many perks: extra holidays during the pandemic, health insurance, stock options, work from home, extra money for Internet and office furniture... Interesting job, great technology and lots of great people.

    Cons

    Poor low/mid level management. Promotions and awards are sometimes based on friendship. Saw someone who isn't even a level 4 being promoted to level 5. Some of the most senior people never get any hard work assigned to them, it goes to less senior people instead.

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  3. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cork
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable work 15% stock discount Health benefits

    Cons

    Too much cases on severity 2/3 teams

  4. "Good Job"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Ballincollig
    Recommends

    I worked at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Good company, Free Snack and Health Insurance

    Cons

    More outdoor spaces and events for employees

  5. "Great benefits"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, very flexible with its employees

    Cons

    No major points to complain about

  6. "Good place for beginners to work"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cork

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

    Pros

    Great people and teams Good perks on the job and nice location

    Cons

    Very high turnover due to huge workloads spread over small teams Poor management infrastructure

  7. "good"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    great to work for in my experience

    Cons

    Lots of politics in certain teams

  8. "Good"

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

    I have been working at VMware full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to work with most talented people in VMware

    Cons

    Well, nothing in particular, really

  9. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you show your worth they will take care of you

    Cons

    Middle management kills progressive change to suit the business

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  10. "Excellent opportunity to gain global in-house recruitment experience."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Recruiter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Recruiting exciting roles across a diverse technology portfolio. Candidates want to work for Vmware.

    Cons

    Tough to gain permanency for non technical positions.

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