VMware Employee Reviews about "middle management"

Updated 22 Apr 2020

To filter reviews, or .
4.2
87%
Recommend to a Friend
96%
Approve of CEO
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger
Pat Gelsinger
2,843 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "No cons to mention about this company(in 114 reviews)

  • "middle management, mileage varies dramatically(in 104 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

Reviews about "middle management"

Return to all Reviews
  1. "Great internship - highly recommended"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Inside Sales Representative in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VMware for less than a year

    Pros

    I worked with the German Inside Sales team for 6 months, and have to say it was a great experience. - good training - great team - fun business culture - benefits

    Cons

    General/Middle management does not support interns Difficult to find housing in Cork Lacking infrastructure

    Continue reading
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty on the outside, ugly on the inside"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Very good company on the outside. Big name, products are very good and competition is almost non-existent, they missed the shot on cloud though. Benefits and perks are exceptional with salaries, free breakfast, ESPP, good work/life balance, social events, access to training, gym

    Cons

    Very chaotic on the inside. Amateurish leadership in emea commercial segment and also across the board. Top leadership desperately lacks of charism and don't have a clear strategy, fortunately for them product sells itself. At middle management level, loads of opportunists and brown-nosers that don't care about the people. Bullying culture where personal vendettas are insidiously tolerated or get easily unnoticed, causing great professional and emotional damage Very hostile environment. Ethics and integrity don't really exist at VMware.

    Continue reading

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed feelings"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork

    I worked at VMware full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Products, good training, nice work place/local environment, decent benefits

    Cons

    Too many layers of uninspiring, below average middle management. May have changed since then.

    Continue reading
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Sales Manager in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware for more than 5 years

    Pros

    customer's love the product; good benefits

    Cons

    weak commission system; lack of middle management skillset

  5. Helpful (4)

    "middle management is incompetent"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Cork
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    good team spirit, nice environment, nice office and canteen

    Cons

    middle management is useless, fast turnaround of employees, communication about changes is kept to the minimum. If the manager likes you you're fine, but if they decide they don't, sooner or later you'll be gone, no matter how good you are at your job

    Continue reading
  6. "Amazing Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director, National Account Management in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at VMware full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Pat Gelsinger is the best CEO I have ever worked for -Manical focus on weekly/monthly results -Incredible passion for extending beyond core virtualization

    Cons

    middle management, mileage varies dramatically

    Continue reading
  7. "Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    beautiful campus, good CEO/COO, market leader, good benefits

    Cons

    annual January layoffs, poor middle management

  8. "Ethical employee friendly company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    VMWare is an ethical, employee friendly company. Customers love its products and VMware tries to make sure that a customer is at the center of their product decisions. It's a nice place to work and if you are in the right team, you get to work on cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    There is a general lack of accountability at VMWare, which is troubling. Middle management politics can get very ugly.

    Continue reading
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Accept offers with caution. Excellent CEO, bad middle management."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent growth . Excellent product portfolio. Excellent CEO. Pat Gelsinger the CEO has done an awesome job of taking over the reigns of the company a few years ago and completely turning it around. The stock price has more than quadrupled under his leadership. He has acquired many startups and successfully integrated them into the VMWare product portfolio and eco system. Hats off to him for creating wealth for the employees, for the owners (EMC and now DELL) and for the investors. One of the finest CEO in the Silicon Valley.

    Cons

    Along with these product acquisitions, this company has also acquired managers and middle management who have no idea of what management is. There is no one culture at VMWare. There are as many cultures as the number of startups acquired and the managers of these startups are free to treat their teams as they want. HR is very weak in this company and they are not for you. They are for the managers ... dont rely on them. I had a short stint at one of these acquired startups called Velocloud. Incompetent management, very high attrition rate. Lot of senior engineers leaving the group. Those who stick around are there to vest their stocks. The founders thinks of themselves to be semi god who will punish you if you decide to leave their kingdom. Their technology stack will teach you nothing. Accept their offer if you cannot find a job somewhere else. Most of these startup managers lack sympathy and empathy and will not hesitate to show you their powers and make you feel that you are a POS compared to them. Dont be fooled by the "100 Best Companies to Work" or "Top paying company" marketing or the campus. It is actually an average paying and a very weak middle management company. Shop around, I am confident you will get a much better offer and a lot better culture, work environment and work life balance. I know people who were offered twice the package they were making at VMWare.

    Continue reading
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Poor middle management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary Macbook has been given to all new employees

    Cons

    Very poor middle management, the Ethics committee rejects your complaints and lots of office politics. The workforce is very poor technically and I feel this is the worst group of people I've worked in my career.

    Continue reading
Found 104 reviews