Technical Support/Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Burlington, ON – October 17, 2013
Pros: free lunches, benefits, flexibility.
Cons: sometimes a lot of sitting.
I loved working for this company. Had a very positive environment overall. Managers were great, and the company had a very dynamic environment, which greatly effected employee behavior into adapting new changes at a higher rate. Co-workers were very helpful.
Great work environment, good place to start an IT career
Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee), Canada – May 6, 2014
Pros: excellent work environment.
Cons: on a busy day it can feel a bit like a sweatshop, limited opportunities for gaining skills outside support.
Overall VMware is an excellent employer, with great work environment. For the most part it's well managed. It's an interesting place to learn about virtualization and how a datacenter is managed. Maybe not so much for someone with a lot of hands-on experience or who wants to work directly with provisioning IT services to end users.
Business Analyst (Current Employee), Burlington, ON – November 5, 2013
Pros: feast, snack area.
Day starts with checking mails to replying to people at different locations. I sit with technical engineers to gather data and their feedback oon the prototype I am working on. Meetings and day is over with continuous communication with my manager.
Consumer Desktop Support (Former Employee), Burlington, ON – May 1, 2013
Pros: weekly free lunches. free snacks and drinks
Cons: likely to be laid off within the next 2 years.
VMware was a great place to work and I envisioned working there for many years to come. Unfortunately after some company changes a lot of jobs were sold off. Job security with this company is at an all time low with more centers being built overseas.
Candidate Development Recruiter (Former Employee), Burlington, ON – February 5, 2013
I was very happy with my time at VMware and would recommend the company to fellow job seekers. Management was always there for support and guidance, and proved to be excellent mentors. The work environment was enjoyable - fun and laid back, but work was the priority. Their on-boarding process allowed me to really get a strong understanding for the position – more... and I always felt encouraged to ask questions. Top notch employers! – less
Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee), Burlington, ON – November 16, 2012
Pros: free juice/pop/chocolate milk, weekly food/snacks, day 1 benefits, free training
Cons: call centre
Call centre type job where you are working with System Admins who are having issues. - On the phone for most of the day which never leaves enough time for research on your current issues + Plenty of resources to help you do your work. Co-workers are great and full of character + Management good as well, want you to excel and grow with company. + They – more... know work is hard, so they have xbox, ps3, ping pong table and foosball table, to relieve stress. + free drinks/pop/snacks to keep people happy + Treated to catered food every week + free training – less
Eastern Region Education Delivery Manager (Former Employee), Worked from home office in Fort Worth, TX – July 23, 2014
Pros: working from home
Cons: upper management changes
Although days were long, I was able to work from home 90-95% of the time. There was a lot of management change the last 3 years I was there, which led to upper management instability, but co-workers were great and we continued to grow the education department.
Training Coordinator (Former Employee), Mountain View, Ca – July 14, 2014
Pros: great work environment
Cons: multiple changes in leadership throughout tenure
I enjoyed my 4 years at VMware immensely. I wish my position wasn't eliminated!
The job was challenging yet fun! Every day presented a different challenge so there was never a dull moment!
I met tons of wonderful colleagues who I've stayed in touch with even after moving on from VMware!
One challenge of the position I supported was the constant change – more... in management. In the 4 years I worked as part of the Global Training team I worked for 4 different leaders. With each leader wee we had different vision and goals. However I am very flexible and good at adapting to change and was able to match my work flow with what was expected each time. – less