At VMware, Inc., 92 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1239 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.17. It was published on Sep 16, 2016. 11887 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.

What They Do

We asked VMware, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We accelerate our customers' digital transformation journey. With VMware solutions, enterprises are empowered to master a software-defined approach to business and IT with solutions for mobility, hybrid cloud, application and infrastructure delivery, and security architecture.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Palo Alto, California US Sites: 51
Major Locations: Palo Alto, California; Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Broomfield, Colorado; Dallas, Texas; Arlington, Virginia; Trenton, New Jersey US Employees: 9,202
US Revenues: $6,571 million Worldwide Revenues: $6,571 million
Employees Worldwide: 19,357 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: VMW Founded: 1998

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Perks and Programs

We asked VMware, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Holidays and Vacation Days: All employees receive unlimited and untracked time off from the first day of employment.
  • Fostering a Culture of Inclusion & Diversity: We are harnessing the power of human difference to drive great business outcomes for our employees, customers, and shareholders. Through VMinclusion, a business-led initiative, we are focused on creating a more inclusive and diverse environment where all people can thrive. VMinclusion is driven by business leaders. Each leader has accountability to deliver improved results, a Council helps set strategy, and works with our Executive leaders to meet our goals. Our people are encouraged and empowered to be a part of this change by supporting their diversity & inclusion interests, gaining awareness by participating in unconscious bias education or joining a DIALOGUE circle, sharing their authentic leadership stories through the Dare to Be Yourself campaign, and being a part of our Power of Difference Communities (PODs).
  • Enhanced U.S. Parental Leave Program: In July 2016, we were pleased to announce our enhanced Parental Leave Program for U.S. employees. Effective October 1, 2016, all new parents are eligible for 18 weeks (90 days) full paid leave. This program includes maternity, paternity and adoption leave for all newborns or adoptions. We believe this enhancement is in keeping with our philosophy of doing what’s right for our people and reflects our commitment to fostering a more inclusive workplace for all.
  • Leaving Ahead a Better Future: Our mission is to leave ahead a better future - to put back more into the environment, society and the global economy than we take - and to inspire our employees, customers and partners to do the same. VMware 2020 is our sustainability roadmap and represents the commitment of our leadership and community to be a force for good in the world. It is framed by three pillars — Products, Planet, People —that we’ve determined are most material to our business and most relevant to addressing critical sustainability issues.
  • Professional Learning & Personal Growth Programs: Opportunities range from course work and conference participation; to tailor-made, work-with-different team experiences for skill growth; to multi-month assignments intended to help employees figure out what’s next for them at VMware.
  • Paid Service Learning Time Off: Our people receive 40 paid hours each year to contribute their time and talents to the causes closest to their hearts in the community.
  • Documentary Screenings, Speaker Series, Concerts, Entertainment Icon Meet & Greets, and Concerts: Our people are invited to explore the world of documentaries followed by a candid conversation with the people behind the camera. High-profile speakers cover relevant topics intended to challenge employees’ assumptions and inspire ideas, creativity, and ingenuity. Q&A with actors and actresses give employees an inside look into Hollywood life. Private concerts with popular musicians allow employees to unwind and mingle with coworkers.
  • Dog Friendly Work Environment: Our four-legged friends are invited at Headquarters where doggie waste bags and receptacles are equipped throughout campus. Employees are often seen strolling with their dogs along the walking path that runs through campus or playing catch on the expansive field at the heart of it all at VMware. Understanding the importance of pets to our employees, they are supported to take bereavement leave when losing at pet. 


$88,282 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Technical Support $165,304 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Senior Member of Technical Staff
100% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 6% of an employee's salary85% Company-paid health coverage for employees
83% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 85% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance


  • 401(k)
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Long-term care insurance to employees
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Restricted stock units to employees


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Free breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Car wash
  • Convenience store
  • Banking
  • Subsidized public transportation
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Take-home meals on a regular, daily basis
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Hair salon
  • Dry cleaning
  • Personal travel service
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Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 9 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
10 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 10 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
12 weeks Paid sabbatical after 5 year(s)


  • Telecommute option


    90 days Job-protected maternity leave90 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
    60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take90 days Job-protected paternity leave
    90 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)20 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
    $5,000 Adoption benefit90 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
    90 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
    *Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


    • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
    • Elder care resources
    • Lactation room(s)
    • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


    • Medical care
    • Vision care
    • Mental health care
    • Fertility treatments
    • Dental care
    • Prescription drug subsidy
    • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


    • Cholesterol tests
    • Flu shots
    • Medical facilities (only at headquarters)
    • Blood pressure screening
    • Fitness center
    • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

    Community Involvement & Philanthropy

    40 hours Paid time off to volunteer $5,400,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
    $2,200,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year


    • CEO and SVP, Chief People Officer is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
    • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees
    • 16 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
    • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
    • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
    • Medical care covers gender reassignment surgery

    Executive Diversity

    We Are All Citizen Philanthropists


    Celebrating Our People

    How to Get Hired

    We asked VMware, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

    What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

    People who join VMware — and the people we seek — know that it’s a place where they can take an active role in their future. They’re gifted individuals who want to determine the direction of their career. They aspire to be agents of change, transforming technology and business for the good of our customers. And they’re citizens of the world who want to make an impact locally in the community and globally, too. VMware hires people with these characteristics because they’re the basis of our EPIC2 values—Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customers, and Community. 

    What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

    We thrive on ingenuity; the best way to get our attention is to be creative. Employee referrals are our No. 1 source of new hires, so anyone interested in joining us should start by scouring their networks for people who are connected to VMware (including our recruiters), or by engaging in one of our online social communities. We are socially involved and active on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram, as well as Glassdoor, HackerRank and StackOverflow. Make sure your LinkedIn profile is updated with your latest projects, skills, aspirations, and a little bit about who you are so that we can quickly identify the most relevant opportunities for you within our workplace. Ask questions and share your ideas and passions or send us a resume. Connect with us and show interest. Dare us to do the stuff you’ve always dreamed about at

    Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

    We are focused on growing our product development and sales teams within four primary areas: Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC): The technology backbone supporting virtual storage and availability, network and security, and management and automation. Networking & Security: Embedding networking and security functionality into the hypervisor to fundamentally transform the data center’s operational model and allow the full potential of SDDC to be realized. Cloud Management: Delivering the most complete solution for managing a heterogeneous, hybrid cloud. End-User-Computing (EUC): Providing secure desktop, mobile and social access to data, applications and devices to support productivity in mobile-cloud environments while retaining appropriate control over the computing environment. Dare to explore at  

    What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

    Curious about growing your career with us at VMware? Tap into one of our many product and technology online communities to discuss and share knowledge around the latest innovations within Information Technology. Challenge your technical knowledge in our HackerRank community that is powered our own luminary engineers’ coding challenges. Join the VMware CareerHub and tell us about your skills and interests. From there, we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest jobs tailored to your skillset, events, company, people, and product news. Get a unique glimpse into life within our community by visiting our Careers, Foundation, and University Relations social profiles on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Glassdoor and LinkedIn. Finally, don’t forget to explore the new VMware Careers Site ( to browse our latest opportunities and begin your journey at VMware. Learn more at

    hiring Outlook

    2,800 Job openings forecast for coming year 2,106 New positions created
    572 Jobs filled by current employees Yes Recruits on college campuses
    180 New graduates hired
    * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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