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3 Valuable Lessons on Career and Personal Growth from a VMware Intern

VMware Field Marketing Intern and ESIC Madrid Business and Marketing student, Paula Gaudes Plo shares an honest look at her moments of growth at VMware Iberia, Madrid. Read on to see how the lessons she’s learned can empower other students looking to navigate their first career move after university.

 

10336604_669825616444900_786762363331115067_n“Do you know what we sell and what can you expect from this internship?”

These are the two questions that I remember the most from the interview process at VMware for the Field Marketing Intern position in Iberia. Looking for these answers motivates me every workday to operate in such a high speed company where reaction time must be almost instantaneous through an ongoing learning process.

Let’s be honest here…

What do we sell? I just knew that was something related to “virtualization” but didn’t have a clue of what it really meant. This has posed one of the most challenging things I have had to face during my first six months at VMware: a technology, portfolio of solutions and a sector that were completely unknown for me. I would be lying if I told you that I have full grasp on everything VMware has in the works, but I have been able to develop some criteria in order to discuss and propose actions and improvements as a contributing member of team. First lesson learned: attitude gains knowledge as it can be developed with the support and patience of a good mentor that sees the value in teaching you.

What could I expect from this internship? I remember responding to my manager and mentor that by the time my internship period was over, I hoped that I would have grown both as a person and as the professional that I strive to become.

Now that I have finished my first six-month internship at VMware and have been renewed for another six months, I can’t even begin to tell in words how valuable my experience working within the company has been. Working alongside an excellent and senior team in such a great atmosphere has proved to be a rewarding learning experience for me. How prepared I originally was to not fit in easily with my colleagues due to a gap in age and work experience. The reality of what actually happened could not have been further from my initial concerns. My coworkers made me feel like part of the team from day one. Second lesson learned: being an intern doesn’t mean that you can’t be valuable, and the more you consider yourself part of the company and its project, the more your colleagues start looking at you that way as well.

It is not quite easy to, as your career has just started, but developing your own way of working and finding out what fits for you is a process. My manager and mentor have helped guide me through this. Whether it was feeling backed up constantly at the beginning of my internship to progressively more oriented around how I can best manage my time and projects. As interns, I think that it is our right to feel guided by our managers and mentors and that we have our own specific tasks and responsibilities to learn from. It is up to the intern to respond to these tasks and have the eagerness to learn and grow, gaining more knowledge and professional experience.

I know my career, as other interns, has just started and that I have much to learn and experiment with, mistakes to make and achievements to conquer; however, now that I have the opportunity to be a part of VMware, I can say that I don’t consider any other company as perfect as VMware to continue my growth and to make myself knowledgeable with the skills the market is demanding. And here it is the third and most important lesson learned: the more you take time to enjoy the moments of learning and growth, the more epic the experience is going to be.

Thank you Iberia Team. Thank you VMware.

-Paula Gaudes Plo

 

 

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Commitment to Driving Change Empowers VMware Customers to Solve their Toughest Business Challenges

 At VMware, our global Sales Organization is passionate about helping customers look at business challenges differently in order to drive change. Meet Germany Country Manager of Sales, Simone Froemming, and see how her commitment for VMware creates meaningful moments for all.

 

Simone Frömming_HeadshotName: Simone Froemming

Role: Country Manager – Sales

Office Location: Unterschleissheim, Germany

Years at VMware: 0.25

 

Why do you think someone should join VMware?

Working at VMware is a great opportunity to be a part of a company that is truly redefining the information technology sector with the Software-Defined Data Center. VMware gives its sales employees the freedom to define the value proposition for top customers. Our product managers are intelligent individuals that have the ability to guide customers on the right path to achieve their business objectives.

Share what it is like working for a company that is growing.

There are no limitations for business because of VMware’s broad portfolio. VMware’s growth also provides great opportunities for personal development. There’s still a start up culture feeling within the Sales organization, which is exciting, but we’re lucky to have the benefits of being backed by a financially sound organization. A “hunting” attitude is expected within the Sales organization as we’re always identifying new opportunities. It’s not a pull market – we’re always working together to push what’s next for the company. Sales employees need the passion and expertise to drive VMware’s product vision so that it benefits our customers.

What’s been the highlight of your career so far at VMware?

The speed in making and executing decisions. Collaborating with coworkers that have open mindsets, diverse perspectives, and great experience within their field. My team recently hired four new people. They’ve already come to me and told me that my description of the company is exactly as I described it. It’s a very rewarding feeling to see their excitement and strong commitment for VMware.

 

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Discover What’s Next with VMware on University Campuses in 2015

VMware Manager of University Relations Campus Programs, Amber Daniels, shares a behind the scenes look at her biggest takeaways from 2014 with the VMware University Relations Program and the exciting events and programs in store for university students across the globe in 2015.

 

We’ve made it to 2015, can you believe it?

As I look back on 2014, I’m humbled to note all of the exciting things that have taken shape for VMware and the VMware University Relations Program. Through game-changing innovations around the Hybrid Cloud, Software-Defined Datacenter, and End-User Computing, welcoming over 500 of our 2014 VMware interns around the globe, learning and development with the WCW (Women Connecting Women) Program, and helping connect what’s next at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in the United States and India, these moments plus many more are what make working at VMware such a meaningful adventure for my teammates and myself. I It’s because of these experiences and our global community that I know that 2015 is going to be even better! But before I dive into what’s next for students and the VMware University Relations Program, I want to take a moment to introduce you to a few new (and a few familiar) faces on our Campus team.

VMware Austin Team: Amber Daniels (Manager, University Relations Campus Programs), Chris Peterson (University Relationship Manager), Jen Lestin (University Relationship Manager), and Kristina Buchanan (University Relationship Coordinator)

VMware Palo Alto Team: Oded Wurman (University Relationship Manager, R&D Specialist), Sarvenaz Ghodosizadeh (University Relationship Manager)

VMware EMEA Team: Marie O’Sullivan (University Relationship Manager), Tinka Ivanova (University Relationship Manager)

VMware APJ Team: Divya Devassy (University Recruiter) and Maggie Zhang (University Recruiter)

These individuals are your “go-tos” during our campus events this year. Should you have any questions for them, or the rest of the VMware University Relations team, feel free to connect with us in real time on Twitter here . So are you ready for me to get to the good stuff? I know, you’re ready to know when and where we’ll be on campus and what exciting things are in store for the VMware University Relations Program. So here’s the low down.

This month, we’re thrilled to be hosting several top-notch MBA programs from across the United States for Tech Treks at VMware’s corporate headquarters in Palo Alto, California. VMware Tech Trek students are provided with a unique opportunity to get an inside look at our company culture and products straight from our employees themselves. The Tech Trek students also have the opportunity to tour our amazing campus (we like to refer to it as the “campus in the woods.” Learn more. : )

Chicago Booth Tech Trek at VMware Headquarters

Chicago Booth Tech Trek at VMware Headquarters

On January 14, we will officially kick off our spring campus events. We have over 40 schools on our calendar this year and over 50 events planned! Here are some highlights of the season ahead.

1. Our Stanford University Information Session will feature VMware Corporate Senior Vice President, Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), Ray O’Farrell. During the event, Ray will provide insights on what’s next at VMware, specifically around the SDDC. Past VMware presenters include CIO Tony Scott, EVP of SDDC, Raghu Raghuram, and EVP and General Manager of End User Computing, Sanjay Poonen.

2. We are piloting a new “Technical Interviewing Workshop” at several campuses including NC State, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Carnegie Mellon University. These hands-on workshops will allow 40 students to experience a technical interview before actually interviewing for a company. Detailed questions and feedback will allow students to walk away with a new level of confidence. And here’s an insider tip! NC State’s Tech Interviewing Workshop will be Networking and Security focused.

3.  We are excited to announce that we have been invited to participate and demo the vCloud Air product at MIT’s xFair. This newly branded event gives companies an opportunity to showcase their work and products to MIT students via interactive demos and displays. The goal is to create a career fair with the interactive feel of a tech exhibition.

4. From an international perspective, our teammates in China will be announcing the 2014 VMware Scholarship winners this month from Fudan University, Tsinghua University, and Beijing University of Posts and Telcommunications. The winning students will be invited on campus to our VMware Beijing office site and will have the opportunity to connect with our senior engineers to learn more about their day-to-day roles at VMware and get advice on how to navigate their careers in the tech space. (Interested in learning more about our internship opportunities at VMware China? Visit our Dajie site here.) Over in India, our teammates will be sponsoring several university events including the IIT KGP Global Summit and IIT Kanpur – Techkriti event. These are two great ways for students to meet with VMware representatives to learn about our latest opportunities at VMware.

Are you inspired to join us on the journey towards what’s next now? It’s definitely an exciting ride, and we would be thrilled to have you with us on this trek. Be sure to check out our university events calendar to see when we will be on a campus near you in 2015. We look forward to connecting with you.

Cheers,

Amber Daniels

 

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Building Meaningful Connections Sparks Growth at VMware Costa Rica

Taking the time to appreciate the little things in life is important for our people at VMware. Connect with Senior Financial Analyst, Oscar Barzuna, and see how building meaningful connections empowers VMware, its customers, and the community to thrive at VMware Costa Rica.

 

Figu.2 (1)Name: Oscar Barzuna

Role: Senior Financial Analyst

Office Location: San Jose, Costa Rica

Years at VMware: 18 months

 

What inspired you to pursue a career in Finance?

Numbers have come easy to me since I was young and overall, business inspired me to pursue a career in Finance. I obtained a degree in Accounting, and it was after working in the field that I looked into pursuing a role in Finance as I saw an opportunity to practice accounting while also being able to make decisions and help others accomplish their financial goals. VMware is positioned within a very exciting place in the technology market, and since our site is relatively new in Costa Rica, there has been a lot of buzz around what we do and how we’re transforming how businesses work, which is an exciting thing to be a part of in my opinion.

Can you share what a typical day is like for you in your role at VMware?

Every morning involves coming into the office to friendly smiles and ‘hellos’ from coworkers, enjoying the smells of fresh coffee, and kick starting the day with Excel projects, numbers, and reports to review or send out.10662115_754890041224935_7832806078863440533_o

Which of VMware’s shared values (execution, passion, integrity, customers and community) resonates the most with you? Why?

I would say Execution and Community. Execution because it’s what I do every day in my current role within Finance, and Community because VMware Costa Rica has built a thriving community by weaving our two other values, Passion and Integrity, into everything we do each day. A great example of this is our recent celebration of our two-year office site anniversary, which included a party with food, drinks, and music, and video project that captures why our people love working at VMware Costa Rica (watch the video here).

What are you looking forward to in the New Year at VMware?

Growth, it’s what we all talk about in the office. VMware Costa Rica has been growing on a consistent basis, and it’s because of this that we’re lucky to welcome new coworkers to our site pretty regularly. It’s exciting to show them around and welcome them to our culture. Our strong employee community allows us to continue to succeed and grow.

Share a favorite story or example that illustrates life at VMware Costa Rica. 

I would have to say enjoying time over some coffee with coworkers that sit in teams outside of Finance. It’s rewarding to see how much in common we have even though we sit on different teams. Taking time to connect over coffee is one way that we build our community in Costa Rica – it definitely exemplifies ‘Pura Vida’ for us. Stopping to enjoy the little things like laughter and sharing happy moments is what makes our community unique at VMware Costa Rica.

 

 

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Technical University of Sofia Graduate Thrives as a Member of Technical Staff Intern at VMware

At VMware, our student interns are empowered with the resources and tools to thrive while innovating what’s next for themselves and the information technology community. Connect with Mariela Kasovska, 2014 Technical University of Sofia graduate and MTS intern at VMware Bulgaria, and learn how her own inner drive to solve tough technological constraints combined with the encouragement of others inspires her to pursue her dream job.

 

Mariela_Kasovska_1Name: Mariela Kasovska

Role: MTS (Member of Technical Staff) Intern

Office Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

University: Technical University of Sofia

Twitter handle: @marielakas

Who or what influenced your decision to study computer science in university and pursue a career in the field? Why are you passionate about this field?

Since I was a youngster, foreign languages have always been my passion. Therefore, I originally thought that my higher education and future job would be somehow connected to Philology. Contrary to my expectations, I began to discover an interest in applied sciences. My mother, who is a software developer, encouraged me to take some additional classes in mathematics and computer science. From where I am standing now, I can’t thank her enough for pointing me in the right direction. I remember how fulfilled I felt when I solved a trivial programming task in Pascal for the first time. Everyone should feel that way in his or her workplace, right? From these experiences, I decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree at the Technical University of Sofia, where I majored in Computer Systems and Technologies. The fundamental knowledge that I obtained while in university, as well as the practical skills that I developed in additional programming courses, convinced me that being a software developer was my dream job. Studying modern technologies, creating something new, and constantly facing interesting problems is what excites me and motivates me to bring my best to work each day.

What has empowered you to be successful in your technical studies?

In my opinion, many students have adjustment issues when first starting their higher education. The fact that they’re entering a different stage of their lives is stressful and a little bit scary (or at least it was for me). The motivation of pursuing what I love helped me overcome these issues and succeed in my studies. Additionally, time management skills and good study habits, which I don’t think are inborn traits but developed over time, were a key factor in my success. Moreover, self-discipline, self-confidence, and a positive attitude also played a huge role in my growth. Last, but not least, I made time to have fun and discover hobbies outside of programming to participate in so that I could clear my head and rest from studying from time to time.

You’re currently interning as a Member of Technical Staff here at VMware. Can you tell us a little bit about the project you’re working on and what it has been like collaborating with the R&D team in Sofia?Mariela_Kasovska_2

The project that I am working on with my mentor and another intern has been interesting and innovative. We are developing an exploratory next generation user interface for vSphere – VMware’s virtualization platform. Our goal is to experiment with new technologies such as the ECMAScript 6 standard, modern libraries like Facebook’s React.js and the Node.js platform in order to build a lightweight user interface application.

Collaborating with the VMware R&D team has been a wonderful and really useful experience. My colleagues, especially my mentor, have always helped me and shared their knowledge with me when I needed a hand. My internship at VMware is actually my first job, so if it weren’t for my teammates here at VMware, it would have be hard for me to adapt to the workflow and the new environment. I am glad that VMware gave me the opportunity to be a part of such a great team of professionals who are so patient and cooperative. Besides working together, we also enjoy getting to know one another better over lunch or other fun activities, which has made fitting in even easier.

Share a fun VMware memory. Why does this memory stick out to you as being fun?

A month ago, the Career Days event took place at the Technical University of Sofia, where leading companies from different fields presented in front of the students future internship and job opportunities. I had the chance to volunteer and share my internship experiences with students at VMware’s booth. It was a fun experience because I got to connect with a variety of people who had interesting questions about VMware, my role, and how I pursued a career in information technology. It was great to see how many young women were interested in pursuing careers as a software developer, which was not the case a few years ago when I was still in school. Since there are currently more men working in the technology space, a lot of the female students had questions around how it was like to navigate a career in the tech space as a woman. It made me happy to see that my personal experiences were having a direct impact in shaping female students decisions to pursue internships and jobs at technology companies.

What advice would you share with students looking to pursue a career in information technology?

After talking to students at the Career Days event, I noticed that most of them, who had the right education and wanted to pursue a career in the IT sector were scared to go to a job or internship interview. The most common answer I got when asking them where this fear comes from was that they wouldn’t be able to answer the interview questions because the companies’ expectations were too high. Well, of course they are, as they should be, especially when we are talking about a leading company like VMware. My advice to the students who are interested in a career in IT is to study hard, aim high, and believe in yourself because even the best software developers were students at one point in time.

What are you looking forward to in the New Year for information technology?

I am thrilled to see how Cloud Computing will evolve the next year in terms of using an application simultaneously on multiple devices. Additionally, since smart TVs and wearable tech such as glasses and watches, are becoming even more popular, I am excited to see how these developments will influence Web design in 2015 and beyond.

 

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VMware’s Shared Values Connect a Community

At VMware, our EPIC2 values (Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customers, Community) reflect who we are and why we are here, to disrupt information technology while shaping the course of what’s next for our community. Our inaugural EPIC2 Achievement Award recognizes people who exemplify all of our shared values in an extraordinary way. Recipients are chosen by our Executive team once a year and celebrated at our company all hands meeting. 

Connect with Milin Desai, Senior Director of Networking & Security Business Unit, Marketing, and one of four employee recipients of VMware’s EPIC2 Achievement Awards as he shares why values matter at work.

 

Milin_Desai_HeadshotName: Milin Desai

Role: Senior Director, Networking & Security Business Unit, Marketing

Office Location: Palo Alto, California

Years at VMware: 4

 

Milin Desai and his team delivered one of the single most powerful demonstrations of VMware technology with VMware President and Chief Operating Officer, Carl Eschenbach‘s keynote demo at VMworld 2013. Through Milin’s positive attitude, passion, and selfless work ethic, he and his team helped transform how VMware shares its corporate story. With Milin, it’s all about the integrity of the outcome, the impact, the result… and the value of contribution. When asked why values matter at work Milin shared, “Values represent how we interact with each other internally and with the outside world as an organization. Values represent our guiding principles, they set the tone for our conduct, culture, and what we believe in as a team.”

As we close out our 2014 EPIC2 Achievement Award series, we would love to hear more about how values shape your journey. Feel free to leave a comment under this post and let us know what your values mean to you.​

 

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Values Foster a Thriving Community at VMware

At VMware, our EPIC2 values (Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customers, Community) reflect who we are and why we are here, to disrupt information technology while shaping the course of what’s next for our community. Our inaugural EPIC2 Achievement Award recognizes people who exemplify all of our shared values in an extraordinary way. Recipients are chosen by our Executive team once a year and celebrated at our company all hands meeting.

Connect with Luyi (Louis) Cao, Systems Engineering Manager, and one of four employee recipients of VMware’s EPIC2 Achievement Awards as he highlights the power of values.

 

Luyi_Cao_1Name: Luyi (Louis) Cao

Role: Systems Engineering Manager

Office Location: Beijing, China

Years at VMware: 4

 

How did you feel when you found out you were the first recipient of VMware’s first EPIC2 Achievement Award?

I still remember it like it was yesterday. We had just celebrated the Chinese New Year when one day my manager Arthur told me to join him in a WebEx meeting. He shared that I was a 2014 EPIC2 Achievement Award recipient. Hearing this news was such and surprise and a great way to celebrate a special holiday with my colleagues. I’m honored to have received one of the first EPIC2  Achievement awards at VMware. There are so many excellent people within the company, so I feel like I’m the lucky one.

Can you share with us your most memorable moment at VMware?

I’ve had a lot of great memories over the past four years at VMware. Like the first time I got to travel to Taiwan for an internal meeting at the end of 2010, or when we surpassed a competitor and won a big End-User Computing project this past July. We had worked on the case for more than three years, so it was exciting to see our hard work pay off. But to be honest, winning the EPIC2 Achievement Award has really been my most memorable moment to date at VMware. It’s my first and most important global award within the company.

Can you share your perspective on how you bring your values to life at work?

For me, bringing my values to life at work is easy because work is a part of life. I have passion for my work and my family. Four years ago, I started my job at VMware, and the growth of the Great China region has been an exciting experience to be a part of. It’s been challenging, but the fast growth is based on our faith of the company, our passion, and our hard work as a great team.

How do VMware’s EPIC2 values connect with your own personal values?

VMware’s EPIC2 values allow VMware employees to identify and connect with one another, and personal values help us define our own identity. It’s very fortunate and important when our community values at work connect with our own personal values because it helps bring meaning to the work we do each day. I am happier and can identify and connect with the VMware community.

Why do you think values matter at work?

Values matter at work because they help foster a thriving community. The spirit in which you do things in life can result in good work and also a good life.

 

 

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Cherishing the Bigger Picture Fosters Life at VMware

At VMware, our EPIC2 values (Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customers, Community) reflect who we are and why we are here, to disrupt information technology while shaping the course of what’s next for our community. Our inaugural EPIC2 Achievement Award recognizes people who exemplify all of our shared values in an extraordinary way. Recipients are chosen by our Executive team once a year and celebrated at our company all hands meeting.

Connect with Gregory Johnston, Field Financial Officer, and one of four employee recipients of VMware’s EPIC2 Achievement Awards as he shares how VMware’s EPIC2 values bring true meaning to life in our community.

 

Gregory_Johnston_Headshot_Hi_ResName: Gregory Johnston

Role: Field Financial Officer

Office Location: Palo Alto, California

Years at VMware: 8

 

How did you feel when you found out you were the first recipient of VMware’s first EPIC2 Achievement Award?

Truly honored! It is such a privilege to even be considered for the award, given the breath and scope of the recognition. 

Can you share with us your most memorable moment at VMware?

I would say one of my most memorable moments at VMware was several years back, where we took a half-day with the team in Austin, Texas and spent the afternoon giving back at the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. First, it was an amazing event from a team bonding perspective. Secondly, it is so easy at times to become fully engulfed in all that we have to accomplish at VMware, and pausing to focus on our community and giving back truly puts things into perspective. The afternoon was one of the most rewarding team building events I’ve ever been a part of.

Can you share your perspective on how you bring your values to life at work?

I focus on highlighting each of the values in activities throughout the day. I tend to be a very passionate individual, so this easily flows into life at work. For the other values, I’ve found that highlighting them within conversations, team meetings, planning events, helps share these values broadly within my organization and my business partners. At times it is so easy to get mired in the weeds, we lose sight of the big picture and what we are trying to accomplish in information technology, and how this benefits not just ourselves, or our company, but our customers and the community.

How do VMware’s EPIC2 values connect with your own personal values?

VMware’s values align extremely well with my personal values. I would go so far and state, that VMware’s values helped me review and inspect my own personal values. The inclusion of Community in VMware’s value truly helped me, personally, review am I doing enough in my life outside of work around my community to give back. I feel the continued focus on EPIC2 from VMware leadership helps me personally ensure that I maintain this focus outside of work.

Why do you think values matter at work?

Bluntly, because otherwise this is just a job. If we don’t focus on something greater (which is how I would view a value based approach such as EPIC2) it may be difficult to find reward and meaning in what we do daily. The heightened focus on values at VMware is something that I’m grateful for.

 

 

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VMware’s Community Values Shape the Course of the Future

At VMware, our EPIC2 values (Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customers, Community) reflect who we are and why we are here, to disrupt information technology while shaping the course of what’s next for our community. Our inaugural EPIC2 Achievement Award recognizes people who exemplify all of our shared values in an extraordinary way. Recipients are chosen by our Executive team once a year and celebrated at our company all hands.

Connect with Aine Lyons, Senior Director and Associate General Counsel, and one of four employee recipients of VMware’s EPIC2 Achievement Awards as she shares the power of our values.

 

Aine_LyonsName: Aine Lyons

Role: Senior Director and Associate General Counsel

Office Location: Cork, Ireland

Years at VMware: 7

 

How did you feel when you found out you were one of the first recipients of VMware’s first EPIC2 Achievement Award?

I was ecstatic and incredibly grateful and proud to be recognized for exemplifying the EPIC2 values. Of course, I also felt that there were many people at VMware who deserved the award, particularly in the Legal function where I work. Many of them are the unsung heroes working relentlessly behind the scenes to support their business partners on moving the needle on the strategic priorities of the Company. We have a wonderful EPIC2 values-focused culture in Legal, which makes it such a great place to work.

Can you share with us your most memorable moment at VMware? 

I feel privileged to work at VMware; not only are we shaping the future of the technology industry, but we are also making a real impact in our global communities. For me, it doesn’t get much better than that! My most memorable moment this year was a Service Learning event at a school in a rural part of India. I visited the school with Senior Vice President and General Council, Dawn Smith to open bathroom facilities and to help out at a fun event we organized for the children, in partnership with our Legal Process Outsourcer vendor, QuisLex. The appreciation we received from the children for a small investment on our part was an incredibly humbling experience. They had so little in comparison to my children, yet they were so happy and hopeful for the future. The power of education to change the course of people’s lives and the positive impact VMware empowers us to make through the VMware Foundation’s Service Learning Program, were very apparent to me in that moment and have remained with me since my trip.

Can you share your perspective on how you bring your values to life at work?

Acting with integrity is very important to me. I want to do the right thing for the Company and its shareholders. I’m passionate about what VMware is trying to achieve and my role is to drive operational excellence within the Legal function to improve customer experience and deliver value. I try to go the extra mile to execute on my commitments; I strive to be a supportive, inclusive colleague that is open to listening to diverse perspectives and to work collaboratively to find innovative solutions to the challenges we encounter in this dynamic, liquid environment. As a manager, I strongly believe in the power of appreciation to motivate people and the need to hold one another (myself included) accountable for our deliverables and our actions. I believe in the value of an inclusive VMware Community and investing in building strong working relationships and mentoring and guiding each other on this journey.

Why do you think values matter at work?

I think company values are the essence of a company’s identity. They support the vision and are instrumental in shaping the culture and reflecting what the company values. I think strong core values can also give a company a competitive advantage in retaining and attracting talented people, and they can also resonate with customers and partners and define how the company is perceived externally.

 

 

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EPIC2 – It’s Who We Are at VMware

VMware’s journey began in 1998. Our people were on a mission to change the world with our virtualization technology and this still holds true today. With the evolving landscape of IT, we realized that we needed to reexamine who we are and how we are going to tackle these complex challenges together.

Watch how the VMware people came together as a community to refresh our shared values and articulate what has always been there… It’s EPIC2 – Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customers, Community.

These shared values define who we are and reflected in all of our people. They show up in what we do and how we do things, especially when no one is looking. They remind us of why we are here – to achieve the seemingly impossible. Inspired to make your mark? Join us as we shape the future of what’s next together.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we spotlight people who “walk the talk” and exemplify the character of what EPIC2 looks like at VMware.

 

 

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