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Carbon Black Overview

Waltham, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (CBLK)
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
About VMware Carbon Black

VMware Carbon Black is a leader in cloud-native endpoint protection dedicated to keeping the world safe from cyberattacks. The VMware Carbon Black Cloud consolidates endpoint protection and IT operations into an endpoint protection ... Read more

Mission: To keep our customers safe from cyberattacks.

Company Updates

  • Later next week, we’ll be moving our Facebook and Twitter career-focused communications to the @VMwareCareers accounts. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn more about the Carbon Black Security Business Unit within VMware. Don’t worry! You can still see our open roles here and on our career site going forward. #VMwareLife

  • We're proud to be named on Fortune's Best Workplaces in Technology™ 2020 list! We’ve had many big changes these last few years including our IPO and the acquisition by VMware. Despite this, we remain true to the things that contribute to our success and this recognition: our culture, our commitment to customers, and our people. #VMwareLife

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Carbon Black – Why Work With Us?

The Power of Team.

Carbon Black is now part of VMware.

With this move, VMware is launching a new Security Business Unit under the leadership of Patrick Morley, who has led Carbon Black for the past 12 years, and will now serve as the new group’s general manager, under the executive sponsorship of Sanjay Poonen, Chief Operating Officer, Customer Operations, VMware.

Carbon Black accelerates VMware’s intrinsic security strategy across the most important security control points – network, workload, endpoint, identity, and analytics. Carbon Black also provides VMware with a security platform that has powerful data lake and analytics capabilities, backed by artificial intelligence and machine learning. VMware is now poised to take a significant leadership role in security for the new age of multi-cloud, modern apps and modern devices.

This team is ready to innovate and disrupt the market. Now is a great time to become part of the team. Join us!

Check out our culture and career-focused Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for a behind-the-scenes look into working at Carbon Black!

VMware Carbon Black is tackling some of the world’s toughest challenges and our people are up for the task.

Take a peek behind the curtain at what it’s like to be part of the CB Team. We feel incredibly lucky to be part of a group of people working hard on a mission together. It’s challenging, exciting, and incredibly rewarding. We hope you think so too.

High-Performance Teams

As part of the CB Team, your individual ambition will be propelled by true partnership, the right resources, and a defined path to success. “Team” isn’t just a word we use here, it’s the basic core of who we are and how we approach the big mission we’ve set for ourselves. Here, you’re part of an interconnected network of extremely talented, driven people as committed to your success as they are their own. 

Dedicated Culture

We’re incredibly proud that as we’ve grown, our culture has remained steadfast. At its core? Collaboration, camaraderie, and collective hard work without egos or pretense. Nearly every company says they work and play hard—and we do. But it’s much more than that. There’s a dedication to one another that’s palpable. What’s more, we have a respect for the commitments we all have outside of work—and the trust and flexibility to attend to them.

Authentic Leadership

You know the feeling when someone empowers you, inspires you, and challenges you? We sure do. Our leaders are some of the best we’ve encountered at charting a clear course for success, and connecting and communicating on an individual level. Open doors—and open lines of communication—are the norm. Great ideas are championed, no matter the source. You’re given the resources, support, and freedom to do your work, your way. Sound different? Sound exciting? It is. 

Our engineers have big brains (without big egos).

Do you do your best work while part of a high-powered, hard-working team? You've found your match. Our engineering and product organizations are made up of diverse, creative people who aren’t scared to voice their own opinions or take chances on new ideas. As a cybersecurity company that’s scaling in the cloud, everyone who walks through the door each day is empowered to create something great.

How about working on the cutting edge of the cutting edge? That’s a given here and, as such, the pace is fast. Whether you like to pull things apart and dig deeper, build new platforms, or play in the cloud, opportunities abound.


Women in Tech

Members from our Boston office talk about what it's like to be a woman in tech at  VMware Carbon Black. Learn more in this video.

Employee Spotlight: Hear from Billy

Billy and his team build and maintain the underlying infrastructure for the platform so that our developers can leverage it to build the company’s industry-leading software.



Sales at VMware Carbon Black

The VMware Carbon Black Sales team is an exceptional opportunity for professional growth no matter where you are in your career. Our team has a range of roles, from inside sales and field sales to sales engineering and customer success. And with plans to continue growing our team, there are plenty of ways to build your career and hit your career aspirations.  

Your career in your hands. Join our Sales Development Representative Program. 

VMware Carbon Black is committed to growing our employees. Case in point: our Sales Development Representative Program. For individuals starting their careers or people looking to make a switch to sales, our program is designed to groom employees for the next step on their career path and beyond. With challenging work, friendly competition, and an amazing culture, you can take control of your professional and financial future. 

Our Sales Engineers are pioneering the newest solutions for our clients. 

With a unique customer base and even more diverse challenges, the Sales Engineering team is presented with something new every day. From adapting to different industries to managing sales cycles, you’ll leverage unified tools to create consistent experiences across the board.  And as customers test cool and interesting things, our Sales Engineers are alongside with them, embracing the future of the cyber-security world. What will you discover? 

Making VMware Carbon Black a marketplace leader as a Fields Sales Representative. 

While working in Field Sales, you can rely on the support and reputation of VMware Carbon Black as a marketplace leader. You can also depend on the support of your peers, as VMware Carbon Black hires high-caliber, smart people who can give our customers the right solutions from our highly respected product line. Backed by an exceptional leadership team and a fast-growing organization, you can expect to have tremendous success and earning potential. 

We’re in the right place, right time, right now, so what are you waiting for? Join the team. 

Learn more in our employee spotlights.

Unique ideas come from unique perspectives.

Diversity is our present and our future here at VMware Carbon Black. We strive to continuously create a more diverse and inclusive team, one that enables everyone to pursue their greatness and work together seamlessly toward our common goal. It’s only through deep pride in what we do and for the people who work hard to get us there that we’ve gotten where we are—and continuing to celebrate and embrace individual talents and perspectives is the only way we can continuously redefine the world of cybersecurity and technology.

Learn more about how we celebrate and support diversity and inclusion here.


Carbon Black Reviews

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    My work/life balance is incredible and they have a rockstar group of managers.


    Internal processes can get in the way of moving fast.

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Carbon Black Photos

Carbon Black photo of: Our first cohort of "Inspired by Her" program - growing women leaders at CB.
Carbon Black photo of: Who says it has to be all work and no play? Our Boulder sales team took advantage of the nearby mountains.
Carbon Black photo of: Go-to-market team members from all around the world gathered in Boston for CB Inspire. It was a jam-packed week full of new visions, goals for 2020 and beyond, and exciting news.
Carbon Black photo of: CB and VMware employees attended our holiday party at the House of Blues. It was a great way to bring our teams together as we forge head as one in 2020!
Carbon Black photo of: Our CB team was excited to meet the co-chair of VMware's employee resource group Black@VMware POD.
Carbon Black photo of: Despite a snowstorm a couple weeks ago, our Boston team trudged their way from the Boston office to volunteer at Rosie’s Place, a local women’s shelter.
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Carbon Black Interviews



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    I always thought of VMware as a high quality organization until now. The interview with Carbon Black was unprofessional! It started with a recruiter who consistently misled you to thinking you had the job. The next step “interview “ calls with peers were a mess. A senior rep who was very busy that could only offer 15 minutes and an SE who had not sold before asking advice for a deal he was working on! Huh?? (The HR person said to let them run the call saying these calls weigh the heaviest in you getting the position). Unbelievable! So my existing executive customers, leader as a security sales hunter and work ethic count for what?

    Interview Questions

    • I have a big prospect who when dark on us what should we do?   Answer Question
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Carbon Black Awards & Accolades

  • 2018 Best Small & Medium Workplaces, Fortune, 2018
  • Certified Great Place to Work, Great Place to Work Institute, 2019
  • Top 100 Best Places to Work in Boston, Built In Boston, 2019
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For in Colorado, Built in Colorado, 2019
  • Top Places to Work, The Boston Globe, 2014
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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