VMware Office Spotlight: Burlington, Ontario

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What is a strong culture like? How is the Burlington office's culture strong? A strong organizational culture is a team that shares the same values, beliefs, norms, ideas, vision and habits. The Burlington office exudes these characteristics. They take pride in being customer focused and really do exemplify the idea of one team. There is a common bond among the people that work in the Burlington office. On a daily basis you see this camaraderie. Whether it is in the lunchroom as colleagues eat lunch or play games with one other, or at their cubicles where team members will help each other out with a case they are working on. This creates an overall environment that is very relaxed, which makes it easier for people to achieve their goals. Read more...

Life at VMware – Student Engineering Contest at the Bulgaria Office

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Helping universities nurture talent and provide a platform for learning and knowledge sharing is among VMware’s top priorities. That is why when the local representatives of the international students organization BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) invited us to take part in their Engineering Week initiative in March 2012 - whether to jump in or not was a no-brainer for us. The aim was to challenge a group of students, chosen among hundreds of candidates who applied for the contest. The students were chosen according to their university year and development knowledge. Read more...

Life at VMware – Wear Less Day at the Singapore Office

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On Friday, April 20, 2012 members of the VMware Singapore office participated in Wear Less Day. Wear Less Day was an energy-saving fun activity for the Team to participate in to honor Earth Day and VMware’s Green initiatives. To prepare for Wear Less Day, the Singapore facilities team partnered with the building management to increase the indoor air conditioning temperature. Studies have shown that turning up the air-conditioning by one degree can lead to 3% in energy savings in a year and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This was the impetus for Wear Less Day. The Singapore Team was encouraged to dress down during this day, by removing the “add-on” piece (i.e. jackets, shawls, cardigans) that most employees wear to stay comfortable during the work day. Employees could also include GREEN in their attire. Environmentally friendly materials such as organic cotton, hemp, thin wool, and bamboo were also clothing suggestions for the day. Read more...