Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 26, Large


Palo Alto, Calif. [Pacific]
VMware, Inc
Credit: VMware

Why you want to work there

This Palo Alto, Calif., provider of cloud and virtualization software and services promotes a culture of collaboration, honesty and community service. VMware encourages its IT staffers to innovate and act as R&D pioneers. The company offers learning and career growth opportunities and celebrates social responsibility and community involvement -- encouraging the latter by allowing employees to take up to 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer. The company organizes wellness fairs, fitness events, service learning fairs and weekly social gatherings, and its award-winning campus features on-site cafes and gym facilities.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 9,357

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 376

IT employee turnover in 2015: 18%

IT promotions in 2015: 11%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $2,335

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: No set maximum

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: No set maximum

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 82%