VMware Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
1,318 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a work life balance here that I have never had before (in 80 reviews)

  • Great technology but now mostly not news in the marketplace (in 87 reviews)


Cons
  • Like all software companies work life balance can be a challenge (in 56 reviews)

  • There is too much middle management that are not good managers (micro managers) (in 65 reviews)

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  1.  

    Tons of politics, regional management driven & absolutely no recognition to good work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HRBP  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - HRBP in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    good place to work if you do not care to grow
    good pantry

    Cons

    Management is inconsiderate
    Managers are incompetent
    Will grow only if you are a favorite to the manager
    Does not work in line with the global values & culture
    Region driven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go by facts and not just by emotions
    if a person comes to you with a sob story he/she need not be given a raise without having worked for even 1% of it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    high stress , bad leadership

    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    leaders in virtualization platform, changed the dynamics of the industry. compensation is purely based on how u negotiate. offer stock options in which one can make money

    Cons

    job is highly number driven. 2 bad quatrter in sales and u can be in firing line. also the leadership is not inspiring. the leader choose to bring in new fellows who are close to him on his previous company. if the manager does not like you , he will throw you out. HR does not do anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make the oprganization where 360 degree reviews are possible including review of managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    All R&D teams do Operations Job here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    * Flexible working hours
    * Pay
    * Food, Pantry
    * Logistics
    * Nothing else other than these

    Cons

    * Work is very useless operations, small path works
    * not a place for Talented developers or project managers
    * All good work is in US and Bulgaria, Customer issues and patches driven from india
    * Patents are highly recognised but with kind of work that is in place today you will not find any opprtunity for the same

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff - III  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff - III in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Great People - Good learning.

    Cons

    Aquires a lot of companies instead of doing things on its own..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Pioneer Product company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at VMware as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    brilliant work environment
    Ample oppurtunity to grow as an individual

    Cons

    Work location is too far from the main city

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please promote your company more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Vmware is one of the fastest growing companies and a good platform for experienced professionals, who aspire for growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deal Desk Analyst  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Deal Desk Analyst in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Vmware being quite a new company is competing against some of the IT giants in the world like Microsoft, Citrix, AT&T when it comes to Software Virtualization and Cloud services. Its gives you the best remuneration possible along with other company benefits. An employee is given a Career path of his/her choice based on Goals. Overall its a very flexible and management communicates clearly.

    Cons

    This is purely based on the job profile one is into. The profile which I am into is 6 years old and considering it a bit new, I face challenges of process inefficiency, Cultural differences etc but there is always improvisation to every aspect. But as it is a fast growing company one is given an opportunity to grow based on performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe a little more interaction with employees on a regular basis to have a clear career path at Vmware.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Good pay but no career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    1. Good Pay and benefits.
    2. Good work life balance (in R&D only)
    3. Located in nice location
    4. Flexible timing and some time WFH.

    Cons

    1. You will not be growing technically which is not good in long term.
    2. Managers are immature and don't know how to handle team.
    3. You will raise the ladder if you know how to do buttering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appoint some sensible guys as managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Challenging and satisfying.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    technology, domain, challenges, great work environment, extraordinary compensation and stock options.fair opportunity based on performance

    Cons

    infrastructure, odd work timings due to cross geo establishment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good technical learning in VMware

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TSE  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - TSE in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    If your a technical person and want to learn this a never ending journey of learning VMware products

    Cons

    No cons as such but lot of stress in work . Heavy load in work always 111

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior mangement is good ... but front line managers need to thing big !!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It all depends on which team you are in !!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    -Salary , 30 % Better than market standards
    -RSU , all R & D Employees do get awarded stock options
    -Pantry is good
    -Cool employee centric org

    Cons

    -work not good in all teams
    -Bangalore office is treated as slaves from US and Sofia offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do give some good projects to Bangalore office also

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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