VMware Employee Reviews

Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great culture, great people, fast-paced
Human Resources Specialist (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX15 June 2018
Your day to day work-life is highly influenced by your team but the overall culture is driven by the company's values.

Thanks to my incredible manager and team I was able to grow and develop myself very quickly. VMware empowers its employees to own their own career development.

The benefits are incredible, and VMware has amazing people. I would come here solely for the people and culture.

The hardest part were the large number of silos across the organization and the long processes involved to make decisions.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Review
Sr. Global Technical Lead (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX12 June 2018
VMware maintains a strong work life balance culture and encourages employees to give of themselves in all they do. Their EPIC2 values are foundational to all their efforts.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
VMWare is Great Company
Senior Analyst, Field Automation (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CA8 June 2018
VMWare is a great company with great products. The Palo Alto campus is very nice and close to the 280 freeway. It's a little far from downtown Palo Alto so mostly lunch was eaten in the on-site cafeteria.
Pros
Nice Campus
Cons
Long commute
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
What a waste of time
Interview candidage (Former Employee) –  Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey1 June 2018
Telephone interview with Irish based hr team. Polite and informative. Invited to interview and then nothing. How rude. Did not respond to emails or calls and simply ignored me. If this is anything to reflect on wiring with this company, I dodged a bullet and happy not to work with this company.
Pros
None
Cons
Rude employees
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive and latest and best technologies used
Senior Application Developer (Current Employee) –  Bangalore28 May 2018
VMware is one of the place to work. Very innovative and challenging work. Gives lots of opportunity to grow.
Edge cutting technology and you will always get a chance of working on new domains and technology.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Excellent company to work for
Sr. Consulting Architect (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WA26 May 2018
VMware knows work life balance. I had the privilege to work with awesome managers. The only issue I found was there were many a folk who were not acknowledged for their contributions and many folks who were not held accountable for the lack of their productivity simply because they were developers. But overall as a company I would recommend any day to work for VMware and if given the opportunity I would work for them again.
Pros
great work life balance, work environment
Cons
too much work for some vs very little acknowledgement for others.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Uncertain Future
Manager (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON18 May 2018
VMware was a great place to work before cloud computing really took off. Now, they struggle to compete with free alternatives. There are serious concerns with leadership as well.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great Place to Work
Partner Development Specialist (Former Employee) –  Merrimack, NH16 May 2018
Excellent company to work for. Many opportunities to learn new skills. Leadership is competent and eager to help you develop skills. Compensation was more than satisfactory.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
It's a buffet of interesting technology here.
Senior Solutions Engineer, Healthcare (Current Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NC15 May 2018
VMware has acquired so many innovative companies, that there is a plethora of different technology you can work on here. Great benefits, flexible work schedule.
Pros
Great benefits, flexible work schedule.
Cons
Spend more time with internal process/training then working with customers.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Valley darling turns into relic abandoned by its customers
Solutions Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Francisco Bay Area, CA14 May 2018
I started with VMware when they were still in hyper-growth mode. The company was fantastic, the technologies we worked with were cutting-edge, and management was sharp and focused. Things started to go awry when we got a few years into Paul Maritz's leadership, acquisitions made no sense, and we lost our focus. VMware attempted to re-assert its dominance with some success twice over the last 5 years, but ultimately fell prey to its EMC ownership. The EMC ownership ultimately led to the Dell deal, which created decay and malaise within the organization.

What was once an awesome and fun company to work for became a depressing, drudgery and paperwork-filled Office Space like nightmare. I had absolutely no motivation to do anything at VMware in the last few years and wallowed in reorg after reorg until the company finally just started getting rid of its employees on a large scale.
Pros
Great place to hide if you want to do little work and collect a salary.
Cons
Dying technology and rapidly encroaching irrelevance in the marketplace will destroy your enthusiasm
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun Workplace
Support Account Engineer (Current Employee) –  Broomfield, CO9 May 2018
Incredible amount of cross-team collaboration. Rarely do you hear anyone say it's not their job. More often than not, most individuals will stop and give full attention when asked a question.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Processing order and EDI
Order Analyst (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CA6 May 2018
Responsible for processing Direct and EDI renewal orders through Oracle. Reviewed and validated purchase order for completeness, consistently and accuracy.
Pros
Work, Work, Work
Cons
Not a friendly environoment
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Best company to work for.
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Sydney NSW4 May 2018
Coolest job place to work and best management.
Value each and every employee, considers them as the best assets for the success of the company.

Numerous programs within the company for entertainment, products awareness, business strategy.

in VMware,enormous scope for professional/personal development. You can grab as much as you can.
Pros
To name a few, Employee benefits, flexible hours, Career growth, Customer focused roles
Cons
Not much process-oriented
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good company to work for
Inside Sales Manager - Italian and Spanish team (Former Employee) –  Cork1 May 2018
Good company to work for . Great history, products, culture with an international enviroment .At the moment there is certainly a transition, due to the role that Dell is playing
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Relaxed and friendly atmosphere
Operations Research Analysist Intern (Former Employee) –  Staines-upon-Thames30 April 2018
Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful with helping you succeed in what you do. The atmosphere is amazing with great intern activities. You are made to feel part of the team.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Senior Manager
Senior Manager (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CA29 April 2018
Its a good company although there is an effort to reduce workforce every year. Great assignments and always a great place to learn. Its a good place to work without the hustle and bustle of silicon valley
Pros
Great Package
Cons
perpetual layoff cycle
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive and fun environment, ping pong table
Buyer (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CA27 April 2018
Fun place to work.
Free snacks, good people and ping pong table.
Quarterly music shows and collabrative environment.
Great location with walking trails, beautiful trees and employee clubs to help promote group interaction and collabrative environment.
Pros
Fun environment, good pay and benefits, free food, ping pong table
Cons
poor level of middle management
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
competitive
Enterprise Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Oak Brook, IL24 April 2018
I actually worked for a company that provided training in room and on;line for VMWare, Citrix, ITIL etc. The company had very good intentions and was actually good at their trainings if they were able to fill the classrooms (which was the challenge). As for selling the service it was cut-throat
Pros
good atmospere
Cons
no health care
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Excelente lugar para trabajar
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Heredia, Provincia de Heredia21 April 2018
-Excelente ambiente laboral
-Personas muy preparadas de las cuales se puede aprender mucho
-Empresa multicultural
-Seguro médico privado
-Team building activities
-Instalaciones modernas y cómodas
-Subsidio de alimentación
Pros
Oportunidades de viajar
Cons
No hay asociación solidarista
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great Place to Work
HR (Current Employee) –  United States18 April 2018
Excellent Benefits
Great Place
Fast Pace
Very Collaborative
My role is not always defined so that could be a little frustrating.
Excellent Perks and Discounts
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Claimed Profile

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at VMware. Our community is ready to answer.

Ask a Question

Overall rating

4.0
Based on 572 reviews
5224
4212
386
232
118

Ratings by category

3.9Work/Life Balance
4.1Salary/Benefits
3.4Job Security/Advancement
3.4Management
3.8Culture