Great Place to Work and Fortune Name VMware One of the Best Workplaces for Giving Back

By Jessamine Chin, Director of the VMware Foundation.
Feb 21, 2018 12:00 PM ET

Originally posted on VMware Blogs

At VMware, we recognize that we are all interconnected; our culture of service guides us in all that we do – from transforming technology, to empowering our customers, to supporting our local communities. VMware people are passionate about building a thriving community that upholds our EPIC2 (Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customer, and Community) values.

It’s because of our people that VMware has been named number 14 on the 2018 Best Workplaces for Giving Back by Great Place to Work and Fortune. These Best Workplaces go above and beyond to develop endeavors in giving back that ensure all team members feel they’re making a difference in the world.

The belief that everyone has something unique to contribute and can make a difference is at the core of Citizen Philanthropy. As such, employee choice in where and how people give is woven into all of our global programs. Through surveys, such as Great Place to Work, VMware people share direct feedback on VMware’s culture of service; 93% of VMware people agree that they feel good about the ways we contribute to the community. We continually see this reflected in People Magazine’s 50 Companies that Care 2017Fortune’s 2017 Best Workplaces for Giving Back and now 2018’s recognition.

It’s important to us that VMware people feel empowered to take action and make a difference. VMware people like, Stephanie, VMware Corporate Counsel in Texas, shared how service is “more than learning, it’s living. You come alive through service. You become worthwhile through service. You earn your air.”

And Zach, VMware Staff Engineer in California reflected on his pro bono Service Learning experience: “Working side-by-side with a group of people helps you see things from their perspective, and understanding another person’s perspective is perhaps the most important step towards really learning and understanding; that context can transform information into knowledge.”

This culture of service is the foundation of VMware’s Citizen Philanthropy approach to giving. We are honored by this recognition from VMware people who are catalysts for change in our global community.

Visit the VMware Foundation page to learn more about how we are making a difference in our global community.

Visit the VMware Careers Site to learn more about careers and life at VMware.