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VMware Overview
Palo Alto, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (VMW)
Information Technology
$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, helps customers accelerate their digital transformation. VMware enables enterprises to master a software-defined approach to business and IT with VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture™ and solutions for ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We proudly celebrate Equal Pay Day, and are committed to pay equity and equal opportunity across gender and racial lines. Learn more about how we’re harnessing the power of human difference to drive change within our walls and the broader community:

    Equal Pay Day 2017 U.S. | VMware Radius

    More than 50 years after the passage in the U.S. of the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, women and people of color in the United States, as well as globally, continue to suffer the consequences of inequitable pay differentials. According to statistics released in 2016 by the U.S.

  • VMware was ranked on People Magazine's first-ever 50 Companies That Care list. The list is made up of organizations that not only support their people in the workplace, but those that make an impact on the world at large. Learn why we were honored:

    PEOPLE's 50 Companies That Care 2017

    Introducing PEOPLE's first annual list of 50 Companies That Care

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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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    I have been working at VMware full-time (More than a year)


    Paternity leave is amazing : 18 weeks!
    training on new technology
    good compensation
    6% 401K match
    unlimited PTO


    moving to other department is very hard

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing to drive the company to more success.
    Be more flexible in employee internal opportunity seeking

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at VMware in May 2017.


    Was contacted by a recruiter on LinkedIn. The initial HR round was pretty good. Got selected for the first Phone Technical round. I felt the interview was okay. I was asked to code in my preferred language and was also asked about my projects on resume. It was about 45 mins call but got extended for another 15mins. I had a great time learning about the project that they were working on.

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    • BST insertion, deletion and find a node. Complexity(worst and best case analysis) in finding a node.   Answer Question
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VMware Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2017
  • The 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back, Fortune, 2017
  • The 25 Best Workplaces in the Bay Area, Fortune, 2017
  • People's 50 Companies That Care 2017, People Magazine, 2017
  • The 25 Best Tech Companies To Work For, Business Insider, 2016
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