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VMware Overview

Palo Alto, CA
10000+ employees
1998
Company - Public (VMW)
Computer Hardware & Software
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
With 2016 revenue of $7.09 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers, more than 75,000 partners, and 20,000+ employees in 120+ locations around the world. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community.

Mission: VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, accelerates our customers’ digital transformation journey. VMware enables enterprises to master a software-defined approach to business and IT with its Cross-Cloud Architecture™ and ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#33)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#83)

Company Updates

  • We are proud to announce that VMware has been named one of America's Best Employers of 2018 by Forbes http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ62h

    VMware on the Forbes America's Best Employers List

    VMware #21 on the Forbes America's Best Employers List

  • VMware is celebrating 20 years of innovation this year! Check out our interactive timeline to see how we’ve gone from a 5-person startup in California to a global company employing over 20,000 people worldwide. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ62q #VMwareLife #VMware20

    VMW@20 Timeline

    The VMware story begins on February 10, 1998, in sunny Palo Alto, California. It is here that five forward-thinking technologists, all passionate about creating a better way to compute, come together to form VMware, Inc. with Diane Greene as CEO. By the end of the year, the company grows to 20 employees.

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VMware – Why Work For Us?


At VMware, we empower people and organizations by radically simplifying IT through virtualization software. Our talented and diverse teams work together to fulfill this vision and are architecting what’s next for the company, the industry, and each other.

​​​How we deliver on our vision comes through in our everyday actions. Our people are driven to create amazing innovations in a workplace that encourages and supports growth, learning and collaboration. Our core values guide what we do and how we do it:

  • ​​Execution—We debate, discuss, and then get things done as One VMware while keeping impact, quality and efficiency at the center of our actions.
  • ​​Passion—We are driven to challenge the status quo by innovating for the benefit of our customers, products, and people.
  • ​​Integrity—We are consistently bold yet humble, competitive yet fair and decisive yet respectful. We build and protect trusted relationships with our customers, partners, shareholders, and people.
  • ​​Community—We dedicate our time, talent, and energy to provide meaningful contributions to our customers, our team members, and our communities.
  • ​​Customers—We are committed to empowering our customers to succeed by helping them meet their toughest technological challenges.​​

Our workplace provides a great foundation for learning, teamwork, collaboration, openness and fun. While each workplace is different, several commonalities are found throughout our locations:

  • ​​Eco-friendliness
  • ​​Open doors
  • ​​Shared offices
  • ​​Comfortable communal spaces
  • ​​Game, relaxation and mother’s rooms
  • ​​Wellness & community programs
  • ​​Free healthy snacks and drinks
  • ​​Onsite cafes and services
  • ​​Weekly social gatherings
  • ​​Quarterly all-hands meetings​​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. With 120+ global locations, we value and invest in our employees by enabling, fostering and supporting their professional and personal growth and well-being. As an employee, we will enable your drive and passion to: 

  • ​​Make an immediate impact on your career, VMware, our customers, our partners, the industry and the wider community.
  • Voice your innovative ideas and work hand-in-hand with industry experts and an approachable leadership team to drive what’s next in the market.
  • Collaborate and grow in a company that is driven to empower people and organizations by radically simplifying IT through virtualization software.
  • ​​Competitive compensation (salary, equity and bonuses) and comprehensive benefits (health, financial, education)
  • ​​Paid time to give back through community service learning projects
  • ​​Learning and Development support through ongoing talent development and tuition reimbursement
  • ​​Wellness benefits and employee events through employee assistance programs, vacation time, flexible workdays, recognition program, green initiatives, employee-led celebrations, discount services and many more great workplace perks to enhance your total employee experience!​​

At VMware, students and new graduates are both challenged and rewarded with meaningful work and rich experiences in a collaborative environment made of hard work, tenacity, accountability, transparency, inclusiveness, and a culture of learning and service to each other, our customers and the community.

Bring your innovative ideas here and watch them grow in a flexible learning environment grounded by trust, freedom of choice and most importantly - your input. Behind our transformative products and solutions are our great people, including our interns and recent graduates.

Work with us in our product, customer, or business operations groups and help us empower people and organizations by radically simplifying IT through virtualization software. Search current opportunities and join us today!

                      


At VMware, we actively attract, engage, and celebrate our people from dynamic backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. By doing so, we foster a culture and environment where great people want to work and thrive. This strength propels us toward our common goal of creating and supporting transformative products and services through our collaborative drive to imagine, define and deliver the future of IT. Learn more about our people and what fuels our drive.     

 

 

VMware Reviews

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    Pros

    The culture is amazing! Work-life balance is one above all other companies. They really invest in your success and training; you will get help with every single question. They really strive to promote from within. The products sell themselves as just about every company uses our software. The cutlture, again, is amazing. The cafe is fully stocked w/ snacks and drinks and available anytime! 401(k) matching, stock options, great health benefits. Pay is great, above industry average, for sure!

    Cons

    There really are no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work; you've built a company that is amazing and a culture that is unbeatable.

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VMware Photos

VMware photo of: VMware Palo Alto Campus Opening 2014
VMware photo of: VMware celebrated the Lunar New Year at our headquarters with musical performances, a fashion show, festive food and beverages and much more. What a way for our global community to come together!
VMware photo of: Members of the VMware community hosted a Lunar New Year Celebration at our headquarters. In honor of the Year of the Rooster, the festivities began with a Lion Dance throughout campus.
VMware photo of: Our 2016 Holiday Bash & Movie night was a night to remember! Employees enjoyed tasty treats as they celebrated the many accomplishments over the last year.
VMware photo of: We celebrated our many accomplishments over the past year with tasty treats! Employees gathered at our headquarters to get in the holiday spirit and look forward to the new year.
VMware photo of: Our annual Halloween Bash has grown to a celebration of 10,000 employees, family members and guests. This year, we welcomed Jason Derulo as our featured headliner!
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VMware Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at VMware (Reston, VA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    HR call, Skype Interview, Phone interview. That's it.

    Not too many technical questions. The company wants to hire qualified as well as great people.

    Just be yourself and make an impression. Of course it is vital to answer questions eloquently and demonstrate your competence as a candidate. That is a given, but beyond that you need to be remembered to be considered for any position.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond the realm of your responsibilities.   1 Answer
    • Complete this sentence with one word. As a consultant, my job is to ______   2 Answers
    • Tell me about yourself.   1 Answer
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VMware Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2018
  • Best Workplaces in Technology, Great Place to Work Institute, 2018
  • The Worlds Most Innovative Companies 2018, Fast Company, 2018
  • Best Workplaces for Giving Back, Great Place to Work Institute, 2018
  • Best Workplaces for Diversity, Great Place to Work Institute, 2017
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