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VMware Overview
Palo Alto, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (VMW)
Information Technology
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
With 2015 revenues of $6.6 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers, more than 75,000 partners, and 19,000+ 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 is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. Built on VMware’s industry-leading virtualization technology, our solutions deliver a new model of IT that is fluid, instant and more secure. Customers can innovate faster by rapidly developing ... Read more

Company Updates

  • In 2016, 16,948 VMware people (that’s 85% of VMware’s community) joined the VMware Foundation in giving back around the world. See our Collective Impact of Giving Back Together.

    The Collective Impact of Giving Back Together

    VMware people believe in a culture of possibilities. When people come together with open minds and humble hearts, they spark illuminating ideas and become catalysts for change. From developing disruptive technology to being active stewards in local communities, VMware employees are passionate about defying constraints and propelling positive momentum for a brighter future.

  • Together with our employees, customers and partners, VMware is an unstoppable Force for Good, and we're just getting started. Learn more about how VMware is a Force for Good in the world and check out the VMware Global Impact report, released today:

    VMware: A Force for Good | VMware Radius

    Through the collective impact of our employees, customers and partners, VMware strives to be a Force for Good in the world. Our shared mission is to leave ahead a better future - to put back more into the environment, society and global economy than we take.

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VMware – Why Work For Us?

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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.




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    Great products - Great R&D - Excellent Benefits


    Political - many incompetent mid-level managers - IT corporate is very dysfunctional

    Advice to Management

    Hire a CIO with a real vision/strategy

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at VMware.


    Was contacted by the recruiter with a Hackerrank challenge test. Test was bit difficult with 4 coding questions and few multiple choice questions in 1 Hour. Cannot disclose the questions due to an NDA, but all basic Data Structure and Algorithms questions related to Binary Trees, Linked List and Arrays.

    After giving Hackerrank test, was contacted by recruiter for 1st round of phone interview. Phone interview was taken by the Hiring Manager itself. 2 Coding questions. Questions related to Binary Trees, Array.

    After 1st round of Phone interview, was contacted by the recruiter for 2nd round of interview. As opening was filling up urgently, team requested for an earlier interview. 2nd round was taken by member of team. Questions related to project, questions related to Networking protocols and 1 coding question.

    All time during the process, recruiter was very nice and very co-operative. Earlier was rejected for some different profiles but still was open to other profiles. All interviewers were nice and co-operative.

    Interview Questions

    • Cannot disclose questions due to an NDA   1 Answer
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VMware Awards & Accolades

  • The 25 Best Tech Companies To Work For, Business Insider, 2016
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2016
  • 100 Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2016
  • 100 Top Companies With Remote Jobs, FlexJobs, 2016
  • The 50 Best Workplaces for Parents, Fortune, 2016
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