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The Palo Alto-based maker of virtualization software has a 105-acre campus with more than 1,500 trees, including an oasis of 75 palm trees and a skyway. The onsite gym offers a class in “Mindfulness for Techies,” and there are courses in meditation, tai-chi, and yoga. If that’s not enough, the company pays for employees to participate in the “Chill Program,” a five-week stress-management course. The campus welcomes dogs and provides doggie waste bags and receptacles. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

 

Company Info

Rank last year65
# of years on list
2
Industry
Information Technology
Year founded1,998
CEO/Top executive
Pat Gelsinger
HQ location
Palo Alto, California
Type of organization
Public, Subsidiary
Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
$6.0 billion
Web addresshttp://www.vmware.com
Total U.S. employees
7,785
Total employees outside the U.S.
8,694
Full-time jobs added in last year
1,043
FT job growth in the past year
4%
Number of work sites
51

Perks

Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
no
Offers health insurance to part-timers
yes
Offers telecommuting
yes
Offers job sharing
no
Offers onsite childcare
no
Offers compressed work weeks
no
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
yes
Onsite fitness center
yes
Discounted gym memberships
yes
Onsite medical care facility
yes
Location of medical facility
Only at Headquarters
Offers college tuition reimbursement
yes
Max tuition
$5,250
Offers paid time off for volunteering
yes
Max PTO for volunteering
40

Diversity

% Women24
% Minorities42
% African-American/Black
1.6
% Asian
31.5
% Caucasian/White
57.7
% Hispanic/Latino
4.4
% Native American/Alaska Native
0.2
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0.2
% Two or more races
1.2
Same-sex benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

Holidays
9
Vacation
Unlimited
Sick days
Set
General PTO
Unlimited
Total PTO after 5 years
Unlimited

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Sr Member of Technical Staff
Avg. base pay (salaried)$138,122.92
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$22,195.5
Total pay (salaried position)$160,318.42
Most common job (for hourly employee)
Technical Support
Avg. base pay (hourly)$73,189.98
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$6,387.06
Total pay (hourly position)$79,577.04

Hiring/Staffing

# of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)2,000
# of job applicants
57,742
Avg. # of applicants per opening
34
FT voluntary turnover
13%
# of jobs filled
1,949
Jobs filled internally
473
% of jobs filled by referral
39%
# new graduates hired111

Training

Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)274
Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)274