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VMware Overview

Palo Alto, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (VMW)
Computer Hardware & Software
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#51), 2018 (#33)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#83), 2018 (#78)

Company Updates

  • Thanks to CRN for naming VMware on their "20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors Of The 2019 Cloud 100".

  • Earlier this month Military Hire named VMware as one of their Veteran-Friendly employers for 2018. Check out the full list here:

    Top 110 Veteran Friendly Employers - Veteran Friendly | Military Hire

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VMware – Why Work For Us?

Work here. Transform Everywhere.

At VMware, the software we build connects, manages and automates the world’s digital transformation. We are the trusted platform provider of choice for more than 500,000 customers globally, a true pioneer in virtualization and an innovator in cloud and business mobility. We cultivate a culture of innovation where curiosity meets execution, building technology that impacts the future.

The most advanced companies in the world turn to VMware to manage, grow and transform their business. When you work here, you’re connected to a global community of inventive, empowered employees working together to solve the most critical technology challenges. Here, your talents are amplified—for the good of your career and the good of each other. At VMware you’re surrounded by a culture of possibility, where ideas ripple out and have a positive impact on customers and communities everywhere. 

Life At VMware Palo Alto

Our Values

At VMware, we dare to reach our goals in a collaborative, thriving environment with shared values. The acronym EPIC2 (Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customers and Community) represents the hallmark of our culture, and what we stand for as individuals and as a community. How we deliver on our vision comes through in the work we do every day. Our people are driven to create amazing innovations in a workplace that encourages growth and supports learning.

Our Benefits

At VMware we are proud to offer competitive compensation (salary and bonus), as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to foster work-life balance, care for your health, protect your finances, and help you save and invest for the future.   While a few benefit programs are highlighted below, we invite you to explore our entire benefit offerings by visiting 

At VMware, we celebrate our people from a wide variety of dynamic backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

 At VMware, we celebrate our people from a wide variety of dynamic backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We deliver transformative IT solutions by harnessing the power of human difference and building a community that is inclusive and diverse. Our diversity and inclusion initiative, VMinclusion, is a business-led effort to attract and engage the multinational, multicultural talent critical to our globally connected business.

We Are All Citizen Philanthropists

 At VMware, who we are fuels what we do.

Our Foundation exists to amplify our people’s personal passions for the causes closest to their hearts. This means that we believe everyone has something to contribute. We call this Citizen Philanthropy.

Citizen Philanthropy is about the power of choice. The choice to contribute where and how you choose.The choice to give more to each other. The choice to learn and grow through service.

Citizen Philanthropy is about the power of collective impact. The impact of combining our time, talent, and resources to create networks of giving. The impact of knowing that our individual actions matter because big things have small beginnings.

We know that each of us has what it takes to make change happen. To be the active stewards of what matters in our community. We are all Citizen Philanthropists.

Serve. Learn. Inspire. 

If you want the opportunity to challenge your thinking and define your future, come to VMware.


VMware recognizes that today’s students are tomorrow’s trailblazers and we value the opportunity to benefit from your fresh perspective. If you thrive in an open, innovative, technology-driven culture, VMware could be the place for you! You will be exposed to a wide range of software platform technologies that are utilized by customers all over the world.

We will help you discover your strengths and passions at VMware.

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    Great people; flexible hours and option to work from home.


    limited options for career development

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VMware Photos

VMware photo of: VMware Palo Alto Campus Opening 2014
VMware photo of: End of year bash at HQ in Palo Alto.
VMware photo of: Women Transforming Technology 2018 at HQ Palo Alto.
VMware photo of: Women Transforming Technology Conference 2018 at HQ Palo Alto.
VMware photo of: Employees on campus in Cork, Ireland
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!
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VMware Interviews



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


    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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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

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