VMware Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at VMware

What happened to May layoffs?

There was a rumor of May layoffs at VMware some time ago - did that prove to be wrong or can we expect something to happen in the next few weeks? It'd be nice to get some info on it wither way, just to know just how much I need to worry (or not to... read more

Major Layoffs at EUC

EUC workspace 1 is under fire after very weak year performance. Layoffs are being escalated. This in addition to the too many harrassment and retaliatory practices that has been reported. Several VPs are under scrutiny in what appears to be a big... read more

Unresponsive technical recruiter

Since Jan last week till date, I have had 5 rounds of interviews (telephonic and in-person). They would occur randomly - suddenly two rounds over a period of three days and then again a lull for two weeks and so on. Recruiter doesn't respond to... read more

Nsbu should be called little india

It is amazing how it is allowed to give so much power for indian managers and directors at NSBU to hire Indians and to favor them over other ethnicities for promotions, bonuses and hiring. NSBU at Palo Alto has become 92% or more male indians. I was... read more

Airwatch feedback

Hows the Airwatch team / business doing ? Have been coming across few PM / Dev openings in Bangalore. Is it a good team to work with ? Is VMware continuing to look at it as an important entity and continuing to invest in it ? Is it prone to layoffs... read more

New layoffs round coming in May

Usually, it is in July. But this time it is being prepared. Confirming company direction in hiring Cisco like culture. The policy is hire as many and the kick out who does not become obedient.

Atherpal staff, start your exit plans now!

VMware have announced it intends to acquire Atherpal. My advice to the existing staff is, get out while you can!!! https://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2019/02/advanced-remote-management.html

Recruitment frozen ??

I had an initial round of interview for a post at Bangalore. Then no response from th recruiter.. doesn't even respond to multiple emails.. Is recruitment happening or frozen ?

Time to leave

It has become patently obvious that there is no future at VMware. When layoffs are the main and only go to for management to solve the mounting issues, then it becomes obvious how inept and desperate they are. My advice to everybody is to start... read more

Do we have an idea how many were affected in the end?

I know that’s hard to figure out, but does anyone have an idea how many people were affected by layoffs and, if somebody knows, what number were they targeting? In other words, can we expect more, or is that about it for now?

Stop laying off our best people!

Honestly, it's like the goal is to leave all the dead weight and cut anybody who actually has any knowledge and contributes to the company. Each time when we have more cuts, I'm left in disbelief when I see who is gone. Who is the genius who makes... read more

What's with hiding the number?

Why exactly is WMware refusing to say how many people were laid off as part of the latest layoffs round - especially here, in the US? What is it they are trying to hide? Could it be that the numbers are much larger than anybody suspects and they just... read more


So, my number came up and I was let go yesterday. 14 months before retirement. It could have been avoided and they had multiple options, yet this is the path they chose to take. I'll be fine but this leaves quite a bit of bitter taste... Farewell... read more

Layoffs confirmed to the Media

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Engineering / VxRail / QE (Palo Alto)

I've seen a list with 8 names on it today, all let go. I am hearing the cut may be a bit bigger but that's all what I know so far. Maybe someone else can chime in on the timing, etc.
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Austin Office Layoffs (1/29/2019)

3 SLED core ISRs, 3 Healthcare core ISRs, 5 core Commercial ISRs, 2 core Enterprise ISRs were let go. All in Austin office. All these positions were inside sales. Rumor has it alignment is to make the field more happy, and turn the inside sales role... read more

Will we be affected today?

Does anybody know if any US locations will be impacted with layoffs today? I'm nervous because it's the end of the month, and it's been mentioned several times that the last week of January is usually when layoffs happen at VMware. Add to that... read more

End of January layoffs

It usually happens in the week of 20 - 30 of Jan. In my team its happened on 27 Jan and once on the 24 Jan 2017. A friend had weekly 1-1 and no one doubted it. They usually chuck out people with 2.5 to 5 years in VMware. New hires dont need to worry... read more

Vmw shares

PG and the rest of the execs sold millions of their share, is this the downfall of vmware?


Hearing some chatter that PG may be leaving soon.

January 9 layoffs?

Typically on Jan9th every year - as clockwork; management decides to cull areas of business I'm somewhat new at VMware, so I can't tell if this is true or not? It'd be nice to be prepared if it is, because I'm assuming that it'll be "last in first... read more

vSphere was designed for data center.

Now people want to masquerade it as cloud and force feed customers. Customers ain't buying. People keep clinging to this delusion about "private" or "hybrid" cloud: cloud is cloud, private cloud ain't cloud, it's enterprise datacenter that has been... read more

insidea sales moved to Barcelona

All inside Sales and support and related functions moving to new Barcelona site.Biggest impact is Cork Ireland and Milton Keynes in Uk.Option to relocate for some ppl buy not all anx a lot can’t for family reasons.Best of luck to all those affected... read more

Work went to BNG

PSO in MK (UK) is seriously depleted and managers all gone. Much work PSO already gone to BNG.

The deal is closed -VMware buys CloudHealth

What was announced at the end of August, now is official. VMware acquires CloudHealth Technologies( if someone didn’t know, a cloud computing startup company based in Boston). An official statement from VMware confirmed the purchase, but the value of... read more

Cuts in UK?

Anyone heard any rumours about cuts in the UK yet? My manager was suggesting it might be a possibility in the next 6 months.

Next Layoffs?

Saw manager-only meetings happening quite frequently in the last week of April. Does anyone know if the lists are being prepared?

Job migration to jump

Recent org changes will lead to more rapid job migrations from Palo Alto, Seattle, Cambridge, Atlanta and Beijing to Bengaluru

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