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Updated 17 Oct 2019

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  1. "Great internship - highly recommended"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    More one on one feedback sessions with interns

    VMware2018-08-06
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty on the outside, ugly on the inside"

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    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.

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    Advice to Management

    STOP the nepotism or stop promoting diversity and inclusion. Most of emea top managers are french and used to work for Business Objects. Some managers even hired their family members in roles they're not qualified for. STOP the amateurism. Promoting unqualified people in key management roles generates a lot of toxicity as they have to micromanage to compensate their mediocrity. STOP relocating services by the means of redundancies. Relocating support services to Cairo or sales to Barcelona will not help the company to thrive. The cost of training new people and the loss of history and technology knowledge will affect VMware's business, partners and customers in the end.

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    VMware2019-06-13
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed feelings"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Could do better

    VMware2016-06-23
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    "Sales Manager"

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    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

    VMware2015-06-16
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    "middle management is incompetent"

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     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

    Advice to Management

    more communication, less bullshi tcorporate talk, less showing how much they like certain people in a team and give them all the tasks

    VMware2010-05-14
  6. "Ethical employee friendly company"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Please promote accountability at VMware.

    VMware2019-10-17
  7. Helpful (6)

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Advice to Management

    Pat: VMWare is doing an awesome job and will continue to do so under your excellent leadership. Fix the culture and HR of this company. Let HR be for the engineers also and not just for the managers.

    VMware2019-04-30
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    "Poor middle management"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Please make staff engineers report to directors and not to managers and sr. managers. The managers hire poor performing employees from their previous organization and spoil the culture

    VMware2019-04-21
  9. "Se team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Innovative company, technically sound colleagues

    Cons

    Middle management, micro management in few teams

    VMware2019-03-21
  10. "A good company to settle"

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    Current Employee - MTS2 in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance ocean of research opportunity diverse product/technology to work on friendly HR policies

    Cons

    useless middle management in some teams

    VMware2018-11-13
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