The Culture At VMware

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At VMware Carbon Black, you will have the opportunity to make a huge impact while working alongside a global community of passionate people who are leading the way in cutting-edge technology. Our valued employees across the world have made VMware Carbon Black a Top Place to Work, as named by the Boston Globe for two consecutive years.
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VMware Overview

VMware, Inc. is a publicly traded software company listed on the NYSE under stock ticker VMW. Dell Technologies is a majority share holder. VMware provides cloud computing and virtualization software and services. It was one of the first commercially successful companies to virtualize the x86 architecture.
The staff at VMware come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 29.1% female and 53.3% ethnic minorities. Despite its diversity in other areas, VMware employees are noticeably lacking in political diversity. It has an unusually high proportion of employees who are members of the Democratic Party, at 84.0%. Employees seem to enjoy working in an otherwise diverse workplace that is dominated by members of the Democratic Party. VMware has great employee retention with staff members usually staying with the company for 4.0 years. The average employee at VMware makes $124,868 per year, which is competitive for its industry and location. Some of its highest paying competitors, Tintri, Microsoft, and Nutanix, pay $127,650, $124,653, and $122,942, respectively.
VMware is an industry leader with 21,700 employees and an annual revenue of $9.0B that is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

The Organization’s Mission

To simplify IT, and every VMware product focuses onattacking the complexity and rigidity that has crept into this world.







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I interned there last summer. The campus is amazingly beautiful, and overall it was a very good experience. They provide housing in San Jose (middle of nowhere, but it's free) for undergrads and masters or Mountain View for some PhD's, and a daily bus shuttle to the campus. Commute is about 45 min each way in traffic from san jose. The work culture is very relaxed and focused on work life balance (at least in the team I was with). Overall I think your experience will probably be most affected by your project and team, so if you're interested in what you're doing it'll probably be great. In my experience they also love hiring interns back if possible, so if you do well on the project you can likely expect a full time offer.

Cool, thanks for your input! Do you happen to remember the exact location of your housing? I'm considering bringing a car so my schedule can be more flexible.
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What was the VMware interview like and did VMware come to your campus for a recruiting event?

Two interviews, one week apart from each other. First one was behavioral with my (now) technical manager, and the second one was technical with my (now) mentor. No coding involved whatsoever (was surprised at that), just questions regarding algorithms and how they work. It felt more like an informal chat than a hard-core interview. Definitely a great experience. EDIT: No, I applied online. Recruiter got back me to the very next day.
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The Team At VMware

Key People
  • Rangarajan Govind Raghuram (Chief Executive Officer & Director)
  • Scott Devine (Co-Founder)
  • Mendel Rosenblum (Co-Founder, Chief Scientist)
  • Diane Greene (Founder)
  • Edouard Bugnion (Founder)
  • Edward Wang (Co-Founder)
  • Ellen Wang (Founder)
  • John Marshall (Founder)

VMware Company Rankings

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VMware Salaries

How much does VMware pay?
The national average salary for a VMware employee in the United States is $124,868 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $163,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $95,000 per year.
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VMware Salaries By Job Title

While the average employee salary at VMware is $124,868, there is a big variation in pay depending on the role. Some of the positions that earn high wages at VMware include product marketing manager, senior member technical staff, product manager, and application software developer. A worker with the title product marketing manager salary at VMware can earn an average yearly salary of $146,415. Other roles at VMware include inside sales representative and subject matter expert. A inside sales representative at VMware earns an average yearly salary of $76,642.
Job Title
Average Salarydesc
Product Marketing Manager
Salary Range132k - 161k$146k$146,415
Senior Member Technical Staff
Salary Range135k - 158k$146k$146,271
Product Manager
Salary Range125k - 148k$136k$136,362
Application Software Developer
Salary Range117k - 139k$128k$127,654
Computer Software Engineer
Salary Range116k - 140k$128k$127,589
Senior Consultant
Salary Range108k - 132k$120k$119,843
Member, Technical Staff
Salary Range104k - 132k$118k$117,623
Account Executive
Salary Range110k - 123k$117k$116,788
Business Analyst
Salary Range108k - 125k$117k$116,620
Computer Systems Analyst
Salary Range99k - 130k$114k$114,299

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VMware Careers

On average, employees at VMware stay with the company for 4.0 years. Employees most commonly join VMware after leaving Cisco Systems. When they leave VMware, they most frequently get their next job at Cisco Systems.

Average Length of Employment

5.0 years
4.0 years
2.4 years

Top Employers Before VMware

9.4 %
8.4 %

Top Employers After VMware

5.9 %

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VMware Employee Demographics

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VMware Employees Education

Of the 21,700 employees at VMware, 25.2% attended San Jose State University. Employees at VMware most frequently majored in Computer Science, and most employees’ highest level of education is a Bachelors.

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VMware Employee Political Affiliation

VMware employees are most likely to be members of the Democratic Party. The largest donation made to a political party by a VMware employee was by JOE Beda. JOE Beda donated $34,583 to the Democratic Party.

Employee Political Donations

NameascdescJob TitleascdescPartyascdescDonationascdesc
JOE BedaSoftware Engineer
Software Engineer
Democratic Party
$34,583Democratic Party
Matthew MarquisVice President
Vice President
Democratic Party
$28,325Democratic Party
Patrick ReedConsultant
Republican Party
$18,800Republican Party
Scott DevineSoftware Engineer
Software Engineer
Republican Party
$11,100Republican Party
Geoffrey PikeSoftware Engineer
Software Engineer
Democratic Party
$10,000Democratic Party
Wenguang WangSoftware Engineer
Software Engineer
Republican Party
$9,550Republican Party
Jeffrey CasaleSenior Vice President
Senior Vice President
Republican Party
$9,000Republican Party
Ricky LEGovernment Relations
Government Relations
Democratic Party
$8,500Democratic Party
Christopher AdkinsAccounting Director
Accounting Director
Democratic Party
$7,865Democratic Party
Dennis KilcullenSales
Democratic Party
$7,700Democratic Party
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VMware Financial Performance

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VMware Financing Rounds

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Oct 24, 2016Series B - Wavefront
Series B - Wavefront
Feb 16, 2016Series A - Wavefront
Series A - Wavefront
May 1, 2013Seed Round - Wavefront
Seed Round - Wavefront

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VMware Competitors

Competitors of VMware include Tintri, Microsoft, and Nutanix. The wages at Tintri average higher than the other similar companies, where the median salary is $127,650 per year. Employees at Microsoft earn an average of $124,653 per year, and the employees at Nutanix earn an average salary of $122,942 per year.
Average Salarydesc
Salary Range109k - 148k$128k$127,650
Salary Range110k - 140k$125k$124,653
Salary Range106k - 142k$123k$122,942
Salary Range107k - 139k$123k$122,610
Pure Storage
Salary Range103k - 140k$121k$120,711
Brocade Services
Salary Range104k - 138k$120k$120,394
Riverbed Holdings
Salary Range103k - 136k$119k$119,158
Salary Range98k - 134k$115k$114,631
Cadence Design Systems
Salary Range97k - 133k$115k$114,534
Citrix Systems
Salary Range93k - 127k$109k$109,402

Frequently Asked Questions about VMware

When was VMware founded?

VMware was founded in 1998.

How many Employees does VMware have?

VMware has 21,700 employees.

How much money does VMware make?

VMware generates $9.0B in revenue.

What industry is VMware in?

VMware is in the software industry.

What is VMware's mission?

VMware's mission statement is "To simplify IT, and every VMware product focuses onattacking the complexity and rigidity that has crept into this world."

What type of company is VMware?

VMware is a public company.

Who are VMware's competitors?

VMware competitors include Citrix Systems, Tintri, Microsoft, Riverbed Holdings, Nutanix, Cadence Design Systems, TIBCO Software, IBM, Pure Storage, Fujitsu America, Maxim Integrated, Advanced Micro Devices, Veeam Software, NetApp, Brocade Services, Model N, Broadcom, Autodesk, FireEye, Commvault.

Who works at VMware?

Rangarajan Govind Raghuram (Chief Executive Officer & Director)

Scott Devine (Co-Founder)

Mendel Rosenblum (Co-Founder, Chief Scientist)

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