How to get a job at

VMWare

VMWare offers cloud and virtualization solutions for business and was one of the first in the market. It was actually one of the first companies to virtualize the x86 computer architecture that allowed them to become market leaders.

What

VMWare

Looks For

VMWare wants people who aren’t afraid of innovation. One of the best things they offer is xLab, where people from all backgrounds can take an idea to fruition in a startup environment. They also offer weekly Tech Talks where anybody interested can attend to understand new platforms or technologies VMWare is working on. If being part of a inquisitive team that fosters creativity then apply to VMWare.

History of

VMWare

Founded in 1988, VMWare began experiencing record growth in the 1990s thanks to their innovations in the virtualization architecture, leading to an acquisition by EMC in 2004. VMWare now has an extremely large presence in data centers, cloud management, and other services thanks to their wide suite of products.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Customer Support / Success
Sales / Account Management
Engineering
Product
Quality Assurance
Consulting / Professional Services
Marketing
Corporate Strategy & Partnerships
Finance
Legal / Public Policy
Human Resources / People / Talent
industries
Tech
office locations
Greater San Francisco
Greater Atlanta
Greater Austin
Greater Seattle
Greater Boston
2019 Revenue:
$7.1B

VMWare

Internship Programs

VMWare Internship Program

Interning at VMWare will have you working on product solutions that will directly impact the end-user. You will also have a dedicated mentor throughout your internship to ensure you are getting the most out of your experience with VMWare. While at VMWare you will also have the opportunity to hear from people at the top of the industry and to learn from their experience. The world of IT runs on VMWare so this exposure will only help you down the line. 

Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree
Perks:
  • Dedicated Mentor
  • Meaningful Projects
  • Access to People at the Top of the Industry
  • Onsite Fitness Center

VMWare

Interview Process

1. Pre-Screening

The first step after you apply is the pre-screening process where you will be directed to questions around the role you applied to. For Software-related roles, you'll receive a link to HackerRank where you complete four questions.

2. Phone Interview

The next step is a phone interview with someone from the team you're applying to. They will ask you about any projects you've done that can relate to the role.

3. On-site Interview

The final step is an on-site interview with the manager you'd report to and your possible future coworkers.

How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network and see if they can offer you insight into Discovery, Inc. and the interview process

Do your research

Do research on VMWare to better understand what they do as well as their culture, current projects, company goals, etc.

Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.

Common Interview Questions at

VMWare

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  • How serious are you about pursuing the opportunity?
  • What experience do you have working in cross-functional teams?
  • What is your process with any tech companies you've worked with in letting customers know about an upgrade or new product launch? 
  • What is the unique value of VMWare?