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Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.4 1,159 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

Pat Gelsinger

(304 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "There is a work life balance here that I have never had before"
    in 66 reviews
  • "Great technology but now mostly not news in the marketplace"
    in 85 reviews
Cons:
  • "You really have to drive your own work-life balance"
    in 51 reviews
  • "over recruitment of middle management who never set foot in front of a customer but know all about sales"
    in 65 reviews
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Good company to work

Test Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGood work environment, Good salary

ConsTight work schedule, Unplanned work sometime

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGood learning experience. Good facilities.

ConsNot so employee friendly. driven only by business needs. Work life balance is not good.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It sucks

Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsOpportunity to work on cutting edge technology

Cons- Nobody cares about engineers.
- Too many incompetent managers who talk in keywords.
- Big leadership problem.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring drastic change to the leadership.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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COOL

Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

Proscomfortable working hours.
no deadlines. good to work

Consnnnnnn. can do better in facilities

Advice to Senior Managementneed transparency

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good

Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGood place to be in

ConsNothing, its all good ok.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing the good job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsCutting edge technology
Smart Engineers
Good pay
Work life balance

ConsManagement sucks. Especially CPD management
Lack of transperency
White elephants(Managers & Directors)
Bad facilities

Advice to Senior ManagementRevamp the management layers and improve the facilities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place for innovation. Right Company but you have to be in the right product.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsBrand Name
Opportunity to innovate
Current technologies

ConsWaste indian management. Don't take bold decision at least in my BU

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

QA Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsFriendly environment
No work pressure
Facilities are great

ConsNot much process oriented.
No other cons

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great & cool place to work

Business Operations Analyst (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsYou just need to get your work done that is what a company is concerned about.. Flexible timings, no stress.
You have a Marriage leaves, condolence leaves, paid leaves upto 20 a year and of course indian national holidays.. isn't that great? at lease I find it very good :)

ConsA bit less annual package provided compare to other same standard companies but no regrets when you have great and stressless work-life balance..

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice.. everything is great about management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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IT is not managed well, no clear vision

Applications Developer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGood talented people... Next only good thing is pantry compared to other companies in India.

ConsNo clear vision in IT, lack of middle management. No value of work, no work life balance, no real growth.
Overall not that great place for IT if you are looking for some thing great & exciting.

Advice to Senior ManagementBuild strong technical and management team at middle layer. Look for long term not short term solutions.. Looking for best

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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