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fun place to work at
DevOps Engineer (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON29 April 2019
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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4.0
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Great company
Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 January 2019
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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5.0
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Great compensation and benefits
N/A (Current Employee) –  Toronto2 January 2019
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.
Sr Project Manager - Consulting at Sick Kids (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON31 December 2018
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.
System Administrator (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON30 October 2018
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.
Pros
Free snacks
Cons
working at VMware
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Workplace professional
Virtualization Specialist, TELUS (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON17 August 2018
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
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.
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Great company to work for
Solution Architect: Scrum Master and Product Owner (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON25 January 2018
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
Capacity planner, VMware PowerCLI (Current Employee) –  Enterprise, NB16 December 2017
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
Support Engineer for ESX (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON31 May 2017
- 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 .
Pros
free training free food
Cons
the turn over was bad.. people came and went
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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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3.0
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Product Push
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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5.0
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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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4.0
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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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4.0
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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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4.0
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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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4.0
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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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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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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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