VMware Employee Reviews

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Customer Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON25 January 2017
This company is all about the bottom line, no room for advancement, do not see potential in their employees
Benefits are mediocre, owned by US company more focused on Storage Management then their own product

Definitely find out the inside and out of Vmware products
First crack at all Certifications before Mainstream IT gets a chance to take them
On site Teaching Instructors
Time out for Learning and upgrading
Pros
Time out for Learning and upgrading
Cons
Tech Support team only important department
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Great Company
Senior Mission Critical Support Engineer (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON23 March 2017
A great company to work for. Excellent peers. Excellent Opportunity.


As with many American companies in Canada some differences in management practices between east cost and west coast cultures could be standardized.
Pros
Freedom
Cons
Bought by Dell
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An excellent company to work for - until they closed the Burlington office.
Manager of Technical Support (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON8 February 2016
Working at VMware was an incredible experience. The culture was unmatched anywhere I have worked in the past. They provided excellent compensation, exceptional benefits, and a great work environment. I would gladly work there again.
Pros
Above all, the people made it great - from the cleaning staff, office staff, front line support staff, to the managers, senior managers and above. The work environment, benefits, opportunities to travel to other locations, free drinks and snacks, compensation package
Cons
Volume of work was at times overwhelming
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Excellent Product Portfolio and flexible work environment
Enterprise Client Executive - Central Ontario (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 March 2016
VMware is a great place to work and has a great portfolio of products to sell. VMware offers a very flexible work environment with flexible hours. Management is great but sometimes offers limited career advancement opportunities.
Pros
Flexible Work hours
Cons
Lots of change and lack of resources
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VMware is the place to be!
Senior Operations Analyst (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON5 April 2016
I've been there for 10+ years from when the company was at just 560 employees to 19,000+ strong.

VMware focuses on work/life balance. They give you the tools needed to be successful and help keep the business moving forward.

The hardest part of the job is leaving at the end of the day. There are so many perks (and sometimes too much snacks) and with everyone having the go go go/shoot for the stars attitude it is easy to do business.
Pros
Everything, from the desks, to people, volunteering, food.
Cons
Sometimes moving to fast to the next platform without stabilizing the infrastructure can cause gaps
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Disqualified recenttly hired/promoted managers senior managers not knowing their rol at all in support ogranization at all
Staff Engineer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 February 2016
Low qualified recently (starting 2013/2014) hired/promoted managers/senior managers, not knowing their roleresponsibilities at all in support organization. Very dissatisfying.
It's very bad that technical people have to teach/describe their technical managers (many not all) what are the basics of IT. A technical manager in IT should at least know what is Network, what is storage what is OS what is database the least, just the names at least! This is all senior exec/VPs and director faults not to manage hiring process accurately and the CEO could be the most responsible person.
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Great company to work for
Senior Network Virtualization Engineer - NSX (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 February 2016
- Great team;
- Good management;
- Almost unlimited resources for professional growth;
- Sometimes issues with workload and work/life balance
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Collaborative enviroment
Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON26 January 2016
Fun to work environment, high stress environment, un-predictive management, free lunches, great benefits, collaborative environment, great back-end support
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Job is tough, but many good perks
Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON16 November 2012
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 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
Pros
free juice/pop/chocolate milk, weekly food/snacks, day 1 benefits, free training
Cons
call centre
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Great culture, benefits and decent salary
Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON24 April 2014
Overall great company in terms of compensation and benefits as well as culture and people. Slow advancement within the centre and work load increased year after year
Pros
Catered lunches, company events, great benefits
Cons
career opportunities are limited at local sites
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VMware Summary
Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON15 October 2012
An ever rapidly growing company still hiring people around the globe.

That said, we are all usually very busy with customers and tasks.

There are lots of learning opportunities and exciting products.

Managers are a big question mark as I have had bad and great managers, so I guess management is okay as far as average is concerned.

Hardest part of the job is dealing with the phones and the most enjoyable is to be able to learn and cooperate with teams around the globe.
Pros
free lunches, team outings, benefits, entertainment (video games and foosball table)
Cons
office location
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Good benefits and nice work environment
Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) –  Burnlington27 July 2014
Great company to start in,
Great benefits and great management staff
Pros
Good place to start your career. Chance to grow and learn about cutting edge technologies.
Cons
Low salaries compared to the work load
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Productive
Senior Infrastructure Consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 November 2014
• Sole person responsible for IT infrastructure
• Organized and coordinated the relocation of the company headquarters
• Migration of Novell Netware servers to Windows NT, and Token Ring network to Ethernet
• Migration from ccmail to Exchange 5.5 mail server
• Design and configuration of the Linux firewall, Cisco PIX firewall, Apache and IIS web sites, MS Exchange 5.5 email server, Shiva virtual private network system and network security, Citrix server, FTP server
• Implemented the conversion of servers and workstations from Footprint Software network to Wealth Management Solutions network.
• Ensured availability and confidentiality of hosted applications and their data for banks and other financial companies
• On-site consultation for companies in the financial industry for networking and software needs
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Challenging, fun, and rewarding work, sometimes at the expense of life
Data Integrity Manager (Former Employee) –  Ontario1 March 2016
Fast paced work, with goals accomplished! Good support of family commitments, though there were often long days of work as well. Some great managers, some awful. Lots of community involvement projects!
Pros
Projects got finished, not cancelled!
Cons
Some long days
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Nice place to work
Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON22 March 2016
A lot of work during the working day, have a good working environment where everyone helps the other when have critical situation. Offerring courses to keep following the technology and the new of the new products
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Escalation lead (Former Employee) –  Perth, ON3 November 2015
It was a great position and working with nursing staff was excellent. I completed some very big projects including, replacing over 75 thin clients, 250 pc's, ergotron nursing stations, 100 Lexmark printers, over 40 physical and virtual servers and upgrading 12 data closets with HP Procurve switches. I installed a Aruba wireless solution with over 20 AP's in a two site facility. I was primary lead in the Smiths Falls Redevelopment, working with vendors and ensuring continuity and scheduling of services. I managed all devices and it was a very demanding position and still have a great many friendships since I left to pursue the position at MicroAge.
Pros
8-4
Cons
On Call - one time 7 months straight
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No longer feels like an Indie Startup Company
Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON2 May 2015
What used to be a friendly work environment has now become another number crunching corporate call center.

Turnover is getting shorter and shorter with most senior engineers leaving the company.

Management flips over every 6 months where it is impossible for the staff to establish any sort of relationship or plan with their manager.

The worst kind of people succeed and climb the corporate ladder where honest worker will remain below or get punished
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Lovely place to learn and grow your career
Candidate Development Recruiter (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON5 February 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 and I always felt encouraged to ask questions. Top notch employers!
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dynamic, open to constant improvement, change, evolution
Product Release Manager (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON23 July 2015
people at VMware are completely committed to the company, customers and their purpose. The energy rubs off on you. Great place to work.
Pros
ability to be innovative
Cons
salary
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It;s a Great experience now I wanna try something else
Enterprise Virtualization Consultant (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON6 February 2016
It;s 9 to 5 kind of job and most of the time you have to spend solving various kind of visualization and Environmental issues. It's mostly through the Webex.
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