Vmware offer

Hitachi Vantara aGjR65
Sep 21, 2018 15 Comments

Got an offer from Vmware for mts3:
Base 150k
RSU 160k for 4 years
Sign on 5k
Have a competing offer from MSFT Azure total at 260k for a senior level engineer (63 or 64)
14 years of experience, level (and comp) at vmware seems low, recruiter said they can't match MSFT offer.
The vmware bonus is 12%, is it paid in full ?
What do stock refreshes look like for mts 3 ?

Current TC is 200k

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TOP 15 Comments
  • LinkedIn Ehciewboj
    Microsoft hands down.
    Sep 21, 2018 0
  • VMware gukfsqrg
    Don’t go VMware. Refresh is bad. Hard to promote (at least two years one level). And you need to carry some incompetent Senior and Staff since they ate more salt than you eat rice.
    Oct 13, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn Hdhdhejehe
    Microsoft 64 hands down, it appears vmware is massively downleveling you, you deserve better
    Sep 21, 2018 0
  • Microsoft 0xFF
    I switched to VMware couple years ago. Raises have been ~5% each year, bonuses around 25% (my target is 17%). Work life balance is good, but promos are very slow and depend on your manager. Some get promoted for a lot less than others. Good benefits though but you will get bored. Am leaving soon.
    Jul 15 2
    • New / Eng _95
      What would make you get bored? Team or product?
      Sep 25
    • Microsoft 0xFF
      Team, management who have no clue and won't let you contribute
      Sep 25
  • Adobe AWbA78
    bonus is paid in 2 part
    Feb 26 0
  • New marble
    Sep 21, 2018 0
  • VMware / Eng Hijku
    Go for msft... Vmware doesn’t give much refreshers and salary increase is low... bonus is paid full though... good wlb
    Sep 21, 2018 1
    • Hitachi Vantara aGjR65
      OP
      What's an average stock refresh you get at vmware for mts3 or similar ?
      Sep 23, 2018
  • Microsoft cYuG11
    What is your Microsoft comp split
    May 22 0
  • Google / Eng
    beefjezos

    Google Eng

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    Activision Blizzard
    BIO
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    beefjezosmore
    I recently got MTS3 with 1.5 yoe so the level seems really low.
    Feb 16 0
  • Microsoft Numb
    Microsoft of course. Stay there for a year and if you are not happy switch again to get your TC up.
    Sep 21, 2018 0
  • NetApp moomb
    Which team in vmware
    Sep 21, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn Lplp
    Microsoft stock has higher potential to grow. Also better projects in Azure
    Sep 21, 2018 0

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