Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 6, Large


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

Why you want to work there

Top 10 Rankings: No. 10 for benefits
The culture at this Palo Alto, Calif., provider of cloud and virtualization software and services is best summed up by the acronym EPIC2, which stands for Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customers and Community. To honor those core values, VMware offers flexible vacation time, professional development opportunities and an award-winning campus that includes on-site cafes, state-of-the-art gyms and free snacks. For IT employees, VMware has multiple career growth opportunities and maintains a culture where tech workers can innovate and use cutting-edge technologies. To encourage people to pursue healthy, well-rounded lifestyles, the company organizes wellness and fitness events, service learning fairs and weekly social gatherings.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 9,403

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 359

IT employee turnover in 2016: 15%

IT promotions in 2016: 10%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $2,156

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: 80%