No Surprises: Three ‘New’ Reasons VMware Is a Great Place to Work

This year, VMware was recognized in three different ways for its excellence in sustainability practices and employee flexibility. These recognitions exemplify the value VMware holds for its employees and for maintaining sustainable practices.

Living Green With Plug-In Electric Vehicles

VMware recently joined the Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge, making the company a leader by number of charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Currently, there are 68 charging ports in VMware’s parking garages, where VMware employees used electricity in place of 15,000 gallons of gasoline in the past year. This is just one of the many efforts VMware takes to show its commitment to living green.

A Best Workplace for Commuters

Whether employees take an electric vehicle to campus or not, VMware tries to make their commute as easy as possible. The company was recently named one of 231 Best Workplaces for CommutersSM in the United States for 2017. The designation was earned based in part on VMware’s employer-subsidized public transit fare program and other alternatives to driving alone. From shuttles and carpooling programs, to vanpools, VTA Eco Passes, and 400+ bicycle parking spots around campus, VMware ensures that employees in Palo Alto have a number of options for getting to and from work—all of which aim to save money and reduce stress.

A Top Company for Remote Employees

VMware is also one of FlexJobs’ Top 100 companies for remote employees. Any Palo Alto employee knows this title is well earned any day, especially on Fridays. Working remotely uses fewer resources ecologically and economically, and takes stress out of an employee’s life. The option to work from home also has been shown to improve retention and attract the best talent to the company—which is part of the reason remote working is becoming more commonplace.

Stay tuned for new ways VMware is continuing to improve the employment experience.