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Updated 17 Oct 2019

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  1. "Ample career oputuities if you can survive the clout of mid management"

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    Senior Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    - Company keeps Employ welfare a priority, learning and development opportunities are vast, perfect tech company to work for, - pays well to exceptional entirely depends on team..

    Cons

    Lot of restructuring happening, middle management is ineffective

    Advice to Management

    Need an agile an effective mid management

    VMware2015-09-15
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    "Poor middle management"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary Macbook has been given to all new employees

    Cons

    Very poor middle management, the Ethics committee rejects your complaints and lots of office politics. The workforce is very poor technically and I feel this is the worst group of people I've worked in my career.

    Advice to Management

    Please make staff engineers report to directors and not to managers and sr. managers. The managers hire poor performing employees from their previous organization and spoil the culture

    VMware2019-04-21
  3. "A good company to settle"

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    Current Employee - MTS2 in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance ocean of research opportunity diverse product/technology to work on friendly HR policies

    Cons

    useless middle management in some teams

    VMware2018-11-13
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    "Great Company.. Foolish management"

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    Applications Developer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    A paymaster Good learning opportunity if you have a passion to learn provided you have time

    Cons

    Environment is highly political Middle management is foolish,, not sure how to run things which makes even the good techies leave I would say you to be lucky if you have atleast the minimum worklife balance

    Advice to Management

    Have people with right management and people skills in the managerial positions, if you need to retain good talent

    VMware2015-05-17
  5. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware full-time for 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 Management

    Engineers do work not middle management, invest on engineers.

    VMware2014-09-17
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Racism based company. If you Tamil or Telugu you will get lots no need to work.For other think 100 times before join"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary and share.Work life balance.

    Cons

    Middle Management is worst than service based company.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be as best place of work.

    VMware2013-07-24
  7. Helpful (1)

    "vmware"

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     in Bangalore
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMware

    Pros

    Virtualization technology leadership, future of the virtualization technology is bright. The cloud computing and could infrastructure is the future, good to be with the leader.

    Cons

    - Non mature middle management - lot of management by pleasing the middle level management rather the doing the actual work - lot of non-professional politics at the director/sr director level

    Advice to Management

    - find out the real value added by the directors and senior directors. - regular 360 feedback about the director/sr directors from the overall group which they manage.

    VMware2011-08-20
  8. "Ethical employee friendly company"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    VMWare is an ethical, employee friendly company. Customers love its products and VMware tries to make sure that a customer is at the center of their product decisions. It's a nice place to work and if you are in the right team, you get to work on cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    There is a general lack of accountability at VMWare, which is troubling. Middle management politics can get very ugly.

    Advice to Management

    Please promote accountability at VMware.

    VMware2019-10-17
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    "Your mileage will depend on which Business Unit you are working at"

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    Former Employee - R&D Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMware full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great WLB. Parking lots are empty at 4:30 or 5:00 PM. and folks come in to work not before 10:00 AM in the morning. Industry leading salaries and bonus (but very poor RSUs). The company moves at a reasonable pace and is very family friendly. The office location and campus for the HQ is awesome. The benefits and perks are also very good. The CEO and his team look to be very competent and genuinely nice... people. The company has a compelling story with VMC on AWS. Hopefully it delivers on that vision or else the company is in for some real tough times.

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    Cons

    On-prem enterprise software is not a cool technology sector to be in. Because of this perception the company does not attract the best talent anymore. Most of the A level players have left from the engineering ranks to startups or the FANG companies. So co-workers are mediocre at best. Also the company moves at a glacial pace, compared to all the companies working in the cloud - releases in VMware take... months to a year. Its anachronistic in this day and age to have a monolithic technology stack. But with such a large installed base it will be near impossible for the company to pivot. Due to all of the above constraints it is hard to get excited about the technology in the company. A lot of the upper management are from the traditional old companies like Cisco, HP and IBM. This does not inspire confidence in the middle management. The company pays well on the salary and bonus front but the RSU's are significantly lower than what FANG pays. Bottom line VMware is no longer a premium destination for employees. Its more in the same league as a Cisco or Oracle. A tier 3 company at best. Go there if you are looking for a stable company and great WLB.

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    Advice to Management

    Deliver on the promise of AWS on VMC so that the halo effect from that can help the new initiatives like NSX succeed.

    VMware2018-10-26
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Review of company's management style"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited vacation policy, beautiful campus, good cafe.

    Cons

    Passive aggressive middle management, cisco-style processes, inability to innovate in QE organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire managers who can protect the interest of their subordinates and can still meet company objectives. Our organization only has people who care about customers and not the employees' ambitions

    VMware2018-10-10
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