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Updated 17 August 2014
Updated 17 August 2014
1,367 Reviews

3.7
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I started my career as VMware Back end team and finally I have been a part of VMware Licensing Specialist.

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    Former Employee - VMware Member of Technical Staff III  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - VMware Member of Technical Staff III in Bangalore

    Pros

    Awesome life, work life balance, promotions.

    Cons

    Leadership, Some Contract to hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Yes,I decided to start career with vmware only.

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    Former Employee - Windows Server Administrative  in  Vijayawāda
    Former Employee - Windows Server Administrative in Vijayawāda

    Pros

    Now a days the only vmware technology was increasing step-by-step in universal.I very thank full to the vmware company because i was very enjoyed and learned ,developed new things and i to got personal achievement in my life by vmware.

    Cons

    First it is not a challenge it is like a dream,but coming to challenges now a days every technology has taking like challenge for bringing to top his technology,but vmware is lead position but we will try to maintain this result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hmm,Actually i dont have a such type of exp to say this,But i will say when got exp on this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great, but cannot be a final destination

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Operations II - Infrastructure Support  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Technical Operations II - Infrastructure Support in Bangalore

    Pros

    Best Felicities, work life balance

    Cons

    Not much onsite options here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company for Engineers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Pay
    Stocks
    Facilities
    Benefits
    Work

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on internal movements and promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Bangalore

    Pros

    Great Product. Awesome Consumer Brand.

    Cons

    Poor work culture. Very unreasonable Leadership team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much politics and lobbying. Managers are incompetent.

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff  in  Pune
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Pune

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Only 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Member of Technical Staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    1. 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Global Technical Alliance
    Current Employee - Global Technical Alliance

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Robust Infrastructure is required to support the growth of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good, not so good.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bangalore

    Pros

    Employee related activities, good compensation.

    Cons

    Lot 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 ManagementAdvice

    Have 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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