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VMware is a great place to work and provides the opportunity to have a work / life balance as a remote worker. The technology is leading edge and applicable for todays IT requirements for all companies.
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Fun Place to work

Fun and exciting place to work with great work-life balance. Chance to collaborate with some fantastic brains in the industry. Amazingly coordinated on-boarding process and orientation.
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Good company to work for

Good company to work for. Leader in virtualization technology. Lot of exposure to learn different aspects of software infrastructure and get exposure different industry verticals.
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fun place to work at

Management values and models work/life balance. Very personable staff and management, extremely flexible working hours. The work environment is really good and people appreciate your work.
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Great Company to work for

really great company to work for. Excellent colleagues. Great products and company culture. Awesome internal processes. Only issue is job security is low.
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Great company

Vision of CEO Great products and great PM & Technical team A lot of opportunities to learn but not always enough time to do. Good events all over the world.

Pros

Free food

Cons

Always busy ; )
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Great compensation and benefits

great company to work. Benefits are very good and colleagues are very knowledgeable. Opportunities for career progression are difficult especially if you are looking to change BU direction

Pros

great benifits, good pay

Cons

career development, management support
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A great place to work and grow.

A great place to work and grow. Have learned a lot from the individuals I have had the opportunity to work with. I would highly recommend VMware as a place to work.
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Friends with benefits.

VMware started off as a good company, but then I started noticing that when it came to working your way up the ladder, it was only the friends of management that would go places. Eventually you would see people groveling at managements feet to get on their good side so they can move up in the ranks. This made for a very difficult environment as people would snitch on each other, bad mouth people, and do anything it took to get in the managements good books. Every time there was an opportunity for advancement you would just need to see who is making the manager coffee, or carrying their laptop bag from the car to see who was going to get it. It was like watching an episode of the office. If they told a joke, and you weren't laughing, you'd better hope there were no layoffs to be had. Eventually management hired all their friends, and then promoted them all. VMware was the only Monarchy I have ever worked at.

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Free snacks

Cons

working at VMware
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Workplace professional

Good company to work for till they do a re-organization and cut costs. Company products and services have high standards and customers are taken good care of.

Pros

Free food and drinks
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Uncertain Future

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.
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Great company to work for

VMware has great benefits, compensation, and work/life balance. My working experience at VMware was heavily dependent on my manager, but I was lucky enough to have great managers.Changing careers outside of headquarters is possible, but the variety of roles are limited.
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Worked hard good benefits

Many different projects, little formal training available. Great workmates Got to try lots of different technologies and had a great lab environment. Direct managers were good.

Pros

free coffee

Cons

little training
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vmware review

- i was an escalation engineer. Many calls dealing with challenges that customers had for Vmware products. Never a dull moment - i learned about about VMware products ; esx ; capacity planner ; vmware converter ; vmware storage issues ; Vmware networking issues - culture : i was in canada office. It was interesting and fairly easy going. We worked hard and did alot of team events - I left Vmware to pursue to Linux career. VMware Canada has since closed its doors .

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free training free food

Cons

the turn over was bad.. people came and went
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Great Company

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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Product Push

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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VMware is the place to be!

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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Nice place to work

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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Excellent Product Portfolio and flexible work environment

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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Challenging, fun, and rewarding work, sometimes at the expense of life

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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Disqualified recenttly hired/promoted managers senior managers not knowing their rol at all in support ogranization at all

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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