We have always known that VMware is a community of employees with a rich and diverse set of backgrounds, perspectives and ideas, who come together to create a unique culture and spark innovation. Today, VMware received a prestigious and public acknowledgement of our high-impact workplace as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. The competition was fierce, and VMware is proud to hold the no. 42 spot.
This is the third consecutive year that VMware has made the list. Not only was VMware ranked in the top 100 companies overall, but we were also recognized as no. 9 out of companies located in the San Francisco Bay Area and no. 9 out of information technology companies on the list.
Over the years, Fortune has come to define a great workplace as one where employees trust the people they work for, have pride in the work they do, and enjoy the people they work with. The “Best Companies to Work For” list is based on information captured through an employee survey and “culture audit” that measure the extent to which employees experience trust, pride, and camaraderie in the workplace.
So why is VMware a “Great Place to Work?” At its essence, VMware builds on our legacy of responsibility, our enduring culture of ingenuity, and our reputation for breakthrough innovation. Our mission is to leave ahead a better future – to put more back into the environment, society and global economy than we take. Our culture of innovation is fueled by people with a genuine curiosity for ongoing learning and development, and one that encourages people to shape their own future by unlocking their full potential. We believe that individual actions matter and add up to our collective impact, making us a force for good in the global community.
Over the years, VMware has developed a deeply rooted, people-driven culture that centers on our EPIC2 values (Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customers and Community). It’s because of our people, who bring those values to their everyday lives at work, that I believe VMware received this highly-coveted recognition.
I’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our employees for not only recognizing VMware as a great place to work, but also for truly living and breathing VMware’s EPIC2 values. Much of what makes VMware special comes from our people – grass roots efforts that have evolved and are now part of our business operation and unique culture. In short, our unique culture is a reflection of who our people are, and they are amazing!