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VMware Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
1,411 Reviews
3.6
1,411 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • UK organisation trying hard on soft management areas such as work life balance (in 103 reviews)

  • Great technology and this company definitely adds credibility to your resume (in 96 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is determined by your manager (mine was a known workaholic) (in 67 reviews)

  • The company once slim and trim has grown many folds; bloating the middle management (in 75 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    2 years 1 month of experience in VMware

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company values,Office culture,good salary,work life balance,personal growth

    Cons

    I found promotion growth rate is low even though you have done a extra ordinary job.
    Salary hike is also low even though you have got top most rating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If employee is doing a extra ordinary job management should appreciate with good salary hike,awards and specially he must be promoted to next level even he has done this good job with in a 1 year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work to money ratio is very bad

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

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

    Pros

    The only good thing with the company is the stocks which they give. Great team.

    Cons

    Compensation is not that great. No work life balance. No proper planning for releases. You will either have too much work that you have to stay late nights including weekends or you'll sit idle doing nothing(though not for long). Still appraisals are too bad. Not at all employee friendly. You'll get irritated sometimes with the companies policies. No benefits like internet reimbursement(which even small companies provide now a days), free meals etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your policies and make them more employee friendly. Be good with appraisals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I worked at VMware as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, Good technology, Smart people

    Cons

    R&R, Compensation, team politics, No quality work assigned

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It has been good so far

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

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

    Pros

    One of the fastest growing company and

    Cons

    Very slow paced growth for Employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In this era of cloud computing, it is great to work in a company like VMware. You get to work on latest technologies.

    Cons

    Compensations are okay. No establish company policies. Many decisions left to your immediate management. Hence the experience changes from team to team. But, overall perception could be that company hardly cares about its people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for people. Have stable vision.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was a dream company to work for but growing politics for power struggle is making it a nightmare

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

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

    Pros

    Some great co-workers to work with, if you are in the "right" team.
    Good benefits in terms of Salary & other perks (subjective to if you got the right manager).

    Cons

    Too many intermediate managers and seems like a power struggle initiated by some. So if you are in the team of such manager, you can benefit but if you are not, then get ready for a hard time in getting any work (forget "good" work), needless to say very minimal chances of your career growth.
    Higher management doesn't seem to care much as for them, work is getting done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to listen to the engineers who are the ones who get the job done and not just blindly follow the sugar coated talk of managers.
    Sad to see a great place to work for, getting ruined by a few.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company to work for

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Work
    Good colleagues
    Great technologies to work at

    Cons

    With lots of middle mangers things get screwed some times

    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great company to work with

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

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

    Pros

    Collaborative environment and great products

    Cons

    Leadership in my team is terrible with no sense of understanding potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should look out for those who have the zeal & potential to work & should not indulge in unnecessary politics with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great technology.
    work life balance (not in all orgs :) )

    Cons

    Lot of middle management trying to secure their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engineers do work not middle management, invest on engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The best place to be

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

    I worked at VMware full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highly knowledgeable colleagues, fast paced, amazing work culture

    Cons

    cost cutting :) but you still get loads of free food in pantry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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