Whats up with VMWare?

Kaiser Permanente whymo
Oct 22, 2018 18 Comments

Hey Guys!
Just recently got an email offer from VMWare and was hoping to get 2 questions answered.

1. I cleared all rounds of interviews and got a proposed offer on email. My BV has started but I am yet to get an official offer. It has been about 10 days since I accepted their proposed offer. While the recruiter is pretty proactive and has been calling me often on to check in, I'm wondering if this is normal for the offers to take such a long time to "go through their system" and get the required approvals? Am I being strung along? Is this some genius recruitment strategy? OR is VMware just generally slow with stuff like this?

2. Even though I've already accepted, what do you guys think of this offer? I have 8 yoe and this offer is for a Senior MTS in Palo Alto

Base - 170k
Variable Bonus - 17%
RSU's - 100k over 4 years, vesting every year
TOTAL TARGET COMP - 223k
+ Joining Bonus - 10k

EDIT: Just got the official offer on 10/24!

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TOP 18 Comments
  • Facebook / Eng
    eygs

    Facebook Eng

    PRE
    Google
    eygsmore
    low for senior eng and 8 YoE

    but probably typical for VMware
    Oct 23, 2018 1
    • Kaiser Permanente whymo
      OP
      Seeing everyone's replies, def seems to be a low offer compared to FANG and Uber/MS
      Oct 25, 2018
  • VMware jAiz23
    Really good offer for a Sr MTS @VMware
    Oct 23, 2018 0
  • Microsoft dbbl
    Very low RSU
    Oct 22, 2018 0
  • Uber zück?
    Wow! That’s a really shitty offer
    Oct 23, 2018 1
    • Kaiser Permanente whymo
      OP
      Wah! :(
      Oct 25, 2018
  • VMware 3xception
    RSU is low, base is decent.
    Oct 23, 2018 0
  • VMware ca$hc0w
    We used to attract candidates from MS and the like. Kaiser Permanente is an odd choice. Either you LeetCode really well or you know how to keep costs really low.

    That said, if you're a Desi, the base is good. RSUs are low, maybe a little more could help. Always negotiate otherwise they'll take you as too easy going and will abuse you so to speak once you're in. Which BU are you joining?
    Oct 23, 2018 5
    • Facebook / Eng
      eygs

      Facebook Eng

      PRE
      Google
      eygsmore
      wow that sounds terrible
      Oct 23, 2018
    • VMware ca$hc0w
      FB is no better I heard.
      Oct 23, 2018
    • Kaiser Permanente whymo
      OP
      Thanks for the feedback. I am on the MTS and Staff wall and tried to negotiate getting hired as Staff, but they just threw in a joining bonus instead. My negotiation skills are clearly sub-par :P
      Oct 25, 2018
    • Kaiser Permanente whymo
      OP
      Oh and I replied with the BU and team in the @RealityChk's message below... Thoughts?
      Oct 25, 2018
    • VMware ca$hc0w
      CPBU is dying in my opinion. Usually if there's no more budget, they'll give you more bonus. Sounds like it's the best you can do. Hope you will be successful, and welcome!
      Oct 26, 2018
  • Uber Bahh
    I was offered something like this for 4 YOE - Sr. MTS role didn’t accept it. VMWare is known to string people around for a long time. Use them to match a better offer, if you can.
    Oct 23, 2018 0
  • VMware jAiz23
    Immigration review maybe..Just talk to your recruiter could be just a delay you will get your offer
    Oct 23, 2018 0
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    • Kaiser Permanente whymo
      OP
      Thanks! So this is the cloud something BU and the team is "VMware R&D IT and Emerging Technologies Group". Any good? Thoughts about people and culture?
      Oct 25, 2018
  • Airbnb / Other IdkdjmakGn
    Good offer! Congrats!
    Oct 23, 2018 1
    • Kaiser Permanente whymo
      OP
      Thank you!
      Oct 25, 2018