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Updated Jul 29, 2014
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3.4 1,268 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

Pat Gelsinger

(379 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    A Company with World class product but awful work culture due to in sensible leadership in India.

    Sales Representative (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsGreat Product. Awesome Consumer Brand.

    ConsPoor work culture. Very unreasonable Leadership team

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe fare and respectable to customer facing employees. Creating a environment of fear and uncertainty only reduces productivity

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Too much politics and lobbying. Managers are incompetent.

    Senior Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee) Pune

    ProsGood salary and stock options. Flexible timings. Lots of fun activities. Administration is good. Opportunities for taking up different types of training.

    ConsOnly management and control plane work is done in Pune. No core or system/platform work for Pune teams. There is a layer of managers who are only interested in employees with their level of experience and who have worked with them in previous companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAsk managers to stop politicizing and consider team as a team and not just biased towards few people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great, but cannot be a final destination

    Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) Bangalore

    Pros1. Intelligent folks to work with
    2. Good infrastructure and benefits
    3. Great work life balance
    4. Friendly manager and team

    Cons1. You career growth will be stunted beyond a point, if you an appetite to achieve a lot.

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

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    Good company for Engineers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice company for freshers and tech geeks. VMware is the leader in virtualization industry.

    Pay
    Stocks
    Facilities
    Benefits
    Work

    ConsCareer growth
    Limited internal movement
    Less frequent promotions
    No retention
    Doesn't listen to employee feedbacks

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on internal movements and promotions

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

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    Wonderful Place to Work

    Global Technical Alliance (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people to work with. Good place to learn about new technologies

    ConsPerformance review is not fully transparent. Company wants to earn more with less investment

    Advice to Senior ManagementRobust Infrastructure is required to support the growth of the company

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

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    Member of Technical Staff

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros1. Great peers in team. Specially many folks from other top notch product based companies.
    2. Nice opportunities to work on good products.
    3. RSUs.

    Cons1. Its important to be a part of right team.
    2. Facilities suck big time. India R&D is managed in an adhoc way.
    3. A great variation in compensation across teams and levels.
    4. Mid level management has many buffoons which are nothing more than liabilities to the company.
    5. Pathetic work life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementVMware seems to have loosing its DNA. Needs retrospection.
    Be careful and raise hiring bar specially when recruiting folks at senior level.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good, not so good.

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsEmployee related activities, good compensation.

    ConsLot of pressure, overload at any given time. measured by current mistakes not previous achievements. Lot of politics in management level. HR/Management don't have long term plan or goal for a team: means team can be dissolved in 1- 2 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a proper plan for a team, don;t just hire for sake of recruitment. Company is doing good, be generous n pro active,keep human part also.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not for interns

    Intern (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsGood perks for employees, great compensation package compared to other companies. And a lot to learn technology wise.

    ConsInternships are never converted. So don't waste your time and look elsewhere.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Good so far..

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood People .Good Technologies. loads to learn specially if you are not from virtual world. So many forums to support innovation.

    Consworkloads can be very high at times. multi tasking is minimum expectation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone at this moment.

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    Great work & near home

    Technical Trainer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    Pros- In City, most employees stay stay within 5 kms.
    - Exciting Technology, keeping up with latest trends.
    - Work life balance in my team is good.

    Cons- If managers change, new ones don't keep up previous manager's promises
    - If there is a poor quarter, You maybe sent home within hours notice, irrespective of level.
    - Money is wasted like water.

    Advice to Senior Management- Please keep up promises
    - Please don't fire people for poor company results then hire in bulk if results are good.
    - Please try to retain good talent by paying industry standard packages.

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

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