Best Employers 2018: VMware Named #21 by Forbes

Where are the Best Places to Work?

Each year, Forbes partners with market research company Statista to poll 30,000 U.S. employees. With this data, the companies compile a country-wide ranking of the best employers of 2018. This year, VMware is excited to announce that the company ranks #21 on Forbes’ list of best employers. Additionally, when looking at companies in the “IT, Internet, Software & Services” category, VMware ranks as the #4 best employer. And if you look at companies headquartered in the competitive San Francisco Bay Area, VMware takes the #3 spot!

To determine this list, Forbes works with Statista to survey 30,000 Americans at businesses with at least 1,000 employees. Because all the surveys are anonymous, participants can openly share their opinions. Statista asks respondents to rate, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they are to recommend their employer to others. Then Statista then asks respondents to nominate organizations in industries outside their own. The final list ranks the 500 large and 500 midsize employers that receive the most recommendations as best employer.

So, What Makes VMware Special?

First of all, Betsy Sutter, VMware Chief People Officer, says it’s the collective VMware community that truly makes the company one of the best employers in America. “Our people live and breathe VMware’s values every day,” says Sutter. “From a deep sense of community to grassroots efforts in sustainability and philanthropy, a commitment to social good is deeply ingrained in the culture. For us, this represents a critical part of our business operations and corporate philosophy. In short, our unique culture is an embodiment of our people. And they are nothing short of great.”

When it Comes to Being One of the Best Employers, VMware Employees Agree:

“I’ve been at VMware for 10 years and I’m just as excited about working with our customers and solutions as I was in 1998. It’s a unique workplace environment that values innovation in both technology and corporate culture.”

      -Craig Stromberg, Senior Director, Software Defined Storage

“The most inspiring part of working at VMware is not that we simply change people’s work-life balance. In addition, we are also what I like to call ‘Avatars for Humanity.’ We make a difference in the world. The culture at VMware is diverse and inclusive. Each employee brings their own creativity, innovation, and experience to the company and its vision.”

      -Noel Nguyen, Director of Systems Engineering, vSAN/HCI

“Working on the VMware Hands-on Labs program is the toughest job I have ever loved. I feel we have direct impact on the business and have support from our hundreds of thousands of Hands-on Lab users.”

      -Pablo Roesch, Director of Technical Marketing

A Best Employer, A Vibrant Community

In other recognitions from Forbes, VMware ranks #26 on the “Just Companies” (America’s Best Corporate Citizens) list, and #109 in “America’s Best Employers for Diversity.” Now, the best employers recognition is something VMware is proud to add to this list of distinctions.

However, VMware can’t be a best employer without every employee helping to shape the company’s award-winning workplace. By bringing their whole selves to work, VMware’s people create a vibrant community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Finally, Sutter adds: “The passion, pride, and dedication our people bring to the company and its mission are incomparable. Most of all, the collective impact of our people and leadership enables us to stand apart in the technology industry and beyond.”