Home > Blogs > VMware Careers Blog > Monthly Archives: January 2013

Monthly Archives: January 2013

VMware Office Spotlight: Bangalore, India

With over 50+ locations throughout the world, VMware is truly a global community made of passionate employees who thrive on collaborating together to bring industry-changing IT innovations to life. Each site also carries its own uniqueness, which is why we are highlighting office stories through our VMware Office Spotlight series. Get a flavor for what the VMware Bangalore office in India is like today!

About Bangalore

Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is the capital of the Karnataka. Located in the southeastern part of the state, Bangalore is India’s third most populous city and fifth-most populous urban body. A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is a major economic and cultural hub and the second fastest growing major metropolis in India.

Home to many well-recognized colleges and research institutions such as Indian Institute of Information and Technology, Bangalore and Bangalore University, Bangalore has taken the position of the nation’s leading IT exporter, and has become known as the Silicon Valley of India. Numerous public sector industries, technology companies, aerospace, telecommunications, and defense organizations are also located in the city.

Areas of Opportunity

In addition to the Bangalore site, VMware India houses another major R&D center in Pune. Together these two sites makeup the largest and oldest R&D center outside of VMware headquarters in Palo Alto, California. These R&D centers have deep technical expertise in all areas of virtualization and cloud computing.

The Bangalore center has close to 600 engineers and is specialized in the core vSphere platform, quality assurance and sustenance engineering. Other areas of focus in Bangalore include storage virtualization, application virtualization, application management and cloud services. With over 130 engineers, the Pune site is focused on cloud networking and security, vFabric cloud platform and Zimbra. Overall, the R&D centers in India assist with all aspects of the software development lifecycle including product development, quality assurance and sustenance.

Outside of R&D, VMware India houses Field Sales, Channel Sales, Systems Engineering, Professional Services, Field Marketing, Education & Enablement, Business Operations, World Wide Operations, Legal, Human Resources, IT, Finance, License & Compliance, Global Technology Solutions, Global Support Services & Customer Advocacy as well as Real Estate & Workplace.

Culture in action at the Bangalore office

There’s a strong sense of teamwork, innovation, active learning, and execution, which is driven by our employees’ passion to excel in all aspects of the job. From participating in innovation events both within and outside of the company, to partnering with customer facing groups to further strengthen engagement and product development, our employees are always finding ways to work together to continuously define, develop and deliver the future of IT.

Giving back is an important part of what makes us special too. Through events such as Charity Day, where over 15 NGOs (non-government organizations) came to share Service Learning opportunities with our employees, the Bangalore and Pune sites have actively contributed their time and talent to make a difference in the communities where we work and live.

But, more than anything else VMware India is a fun place to work! Our employees are passionate and enjoy the opportunity to work on challenging projects every day.

The year ahead

VMware India has a firm foundation and is deeply rooted in the technologies and products offered by VMware. The year ahead is filled with opportunities to further strengthen this foundation and build upon our successes. The teams here will be actively participating in product innovation around cloud computing, platform-as-a-service, as well as solving challenges around managing big data and end user computing. Because of this, there will be several opportunities for people to join our India sites to help contribute towards this next phase of evolution in the IT industry. We also plan to take bigger strides in giving back to our community.

 

 

 

-Ananda Bhyravan, Sr. Recruiter

 

 

 

Current career opportunities in India

Search all our open positions worldwide

Connect with us at VMware Careers

Learn more about the workplace culture at VMware, see pics of our offices, talk to recruiters, and get real time job openings by following us on our social pages:

http://pinterest.com/lifeatvmware/
‪http://facebook.com/vmwarecareers
http://gplus.to/vmwarecareers‪
http://twitter.com/vmwarecareers
Linkedin Group “VMware Careers”

An Inside Look at Life as a VMware Business Development Intern

VMware interns contribute their intellectual curiosity, innovative ideas and refreshing enthusiasm to VMware every day. Do you want to know what it would be like to walk in their shoes? Let’s find out with the help of Frimley-based Business Development intern Doug Neuhofer as he shares his unique VMware experience!

 

An Inside look according to Doug

Currently I am in my third year at Coventry University studying Marketing. In the United Kingdom (UK), it is common practice for university students to take their third year off to obtain an internship, however this can be difficult to secure due to the current economic climate. During my first semester at university I began researching companies and internship opportunities that I could pursue during my third year internship. I’ve always been interested in the IT industry, so I looked into VMware and other companies in this space. A company that offered growth and professional development while allowing me to work on what I’m most passionate about is important to me. I researched VMware to obtain a better understanding of what they do and where they stand in the market place. To see the innovations that VMware has and continues to bring to the IT industry, even while many companies are cutting back because of the tough economy is truly inspiring.

Being a Business Development Intern at VMware

As a Business Development intern, a majority of my time is spent focusing on strategic products within End-User Computing and Enterprise Management. While my work tasks are always developing, from revenue spread sheets, pipelining and accreditations along with enablement classes, I am given a chance to collaborate cross-functionally within the company and apply my findings from school which is very rewarding.

More recently, I have become the administrator of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Management Claims. This role has allowed me to be involved in the development of a new tool that works with partners across EMEA. This feature is now automated within End User Computing and Enterprise Management. Receiving positive feedback from partners about this feature update and knowing that I have made a positive impact on the business with a feature that is now used within the field gives me great job satisfaction.

While interning at VMware I have been able to connect with other interns at the company. This has been rewarding for me as many of us are in  similar positions. We are new to the business and the IT industry in general. Because of this, when one of us encounters a problem, we are able to help each other out since we all bring different skillsets to the table. This has helped us individually develop within our roles and collectively grow as a team.

Takeaways for Future Interns

Although I am still interning at VMware, I have obtained 5 takeaways to date that I believe can assist future interns. Check them out below:

  1. No matter your field and background, a VMware internship offers growth and learning opportunities that will help you prepare for your first job.
  2. Make a note of everything that you don’t understand. There is a lot of new information coming at you all at once, so write key points and note to refer back to as needed.
  3. You will not understand everything right way and this is ok. It is all a part of growing and developing yourself.
  4. Everyone understands that you are here to learn and contribute. If you have a general question or something specific to a project you’re working on, don’t hesitate to ask. Remember your coworkers are happy to help you.
  5. Create a LinkedIn account, as this is a great social media tool to develop your professional brand and a way to network. You can use LinkedIn to connect with all of your coworkers at VMware too!

-Doug Neuhofer

 

About Doug:

Doug studies marketing at Coventry University and is currently on a 12-month placement in VMware’s Frimley office in the UK, working as a Business Development Intern. Outside of work he enjoys sports both watching and playing football (U.S. Soccer) with friends on the weekends. When he is not playing, he referees as well as trying to keep fit after work in the evenings. He also enjoys going to festivals in the summer such as Reading Festival, and he hopes to attend a few more around the world following his internship.

Find Doug Neuhofer on:

 

 

Search all our open internships positions worldwide

Search all our open new college graduate positions worldwide

Connect with us at VMware Careers

 

Learn more about the workplace culture at VMware, see pics of our offices, talk to recruiters, and get real time job openings by following us on our social pages:

http://www.facebook.com/vmwareuniversityrelations

http://twitter.com/vmwareu

http://pinterest.com/lifeatvmware/

http://gplus.to/vmwarecareers‪

Linkedin Group “VMware University Relations”

 

VMware Employee Spotlight: Audrey Ung and her passion for giving back to the community

Through the VMware Foundation, VMware employees have an opportunity to contribute their time, talent and skills to make a difference in their community. Here’s how Audrey Ung, a VMware Executive Assistant actively gives back and makes a difference in her community.

 

Giving back to the community has always been important to me. And, it’s also an important part of VMware’s culture. Through the VMware Foundation’s Service Learning Program, every employee at VMware receives up to five days paid time to contribute their time, skills and talents to make a difference in our global community. Since starting VMware, I was excited to plan out how I was going to use my service learning days to give back. I also saw this as an opportunity to further develop my leadership skills.

I remember our first service project that helped launched the Service Learning Program at VMware Singapore. It was a lot of work – and incredibly rewarding! A few other passionate colleagues joined me and we set out to plan a volunteer activity with the Asian Women’s Welfare Association. Since I’m an individual contributor at VMware, I was excited to collaborate with colleagues from different departments and functions as we worked towards a common goal. As we worked together towards this common goal, I realized my colleagues were just as passionate as I am about giving back.

I am elated to have a community of like-minded colleagues in Singapore to do good. So, what is really exciting for me is that in addition to giving back in a personal capacity, I’m also leading a team of colleagues and together we’ve formed the Singapore Citizen Council of the VMware Foundation. We plan Service Learning projects for our colleagues and I’d like to share a few inspiring service stories.

Service Learning as a Teambuilding Activity

During a two-day offsite meeting, the APJ (Asia, Pacific, Japan) Internal Account Representative Team incorporated a service learning activity with the VMware Foundation for the Blind of Thailand. The team created an English learning program and taught Basic English in Braille to visually impaired children. Today, the centre continues to use the program that the team created.

Collaboration between Singapore Citizen Council and the Diversity Team

The Diversity team organized a Family Day for our Singapore employees, which ran in conjunction with a book donation drive. From this event, the Singapore office collected over 500 books for the Young Sikhs Association of Singapore to donate to the village library in Punjab, India. That day captured the integration of the work/life culture, as well as the value we place on giving back.

Charity Day as an avenue for Active Learning

The Singapore Citizen Council organized our inaugural Charity Day event and invited four non-government organizations (NGOs) onsite to provide employees with an opportunity to learn about the NGOs and how they could use their skills to give back. Through Charity Day we were able to reach so many more people at VMware Singapore and after the event many employees lead projects with each of the four NGOs that visited during Charity Day.

Overall, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Singapore Citizen Council for their dedication to engage employees and together make a difference in our communities. In 2013, the Council looks to foster new opportunities for cross-functional teams to give back together.

My personal wish for 2013 is to be able to take my work skills to help the local community as well as travel overseas to give back with coworkers at the other VMware APJ sites. I’m proud to work for a company that shares my passion for giving back and supports me in being an active member in my local community. My experience with the VMware Foundation is just one reason why I love working at VMware.

 

Audrey Ung, Executive Assistant at VMware Singapore

 

 

Search all our open positions worldwide

Connect with us at VMware Careers

Learn more about the workplace culture at VMware, see pics of our offices, talk to recruiters, and get real time job openings by following us on our social pages:

http://pinterest.com/lifeatvmware/
‪http://facebook.com/vmwarecareers
http://gplus.to/vmwarecareers‪
http://twitter.com/vmwarecareers
Linkedin Group “VMware Careers”

Connect with VMware on a University Campus Near You This Spring!

The VMware University Relations team fosters relationships with universities, executes on recruiting strategies and develops programs that enable VMware to acquire the best university talent around the globe. We connected with Meagan Shannon, University Relations Specialist to get her insider knowledge of what’s in store for students like you this semester. 

 

We’re back on campus for the spring semester!

Through our strong ties to the academic community, the VMware University Relations Program strives to connect with top university students to infuse new ideas into the innovation culture at VMware. As a student, the contributions that you make are both real and amplified, impacting the company, our customers and the larger community.

This semester, our team will be participating in Career Fairs, Networking Events, Professional Development Workshops and On Campus Interviews at universities across the United States (U.S.). We’ll also be in attendance at multiple Academic and Diversity conferences such as FAST, TAPIA and OUTC.

Want to get an edge on your competition? Take the time to meet with our engineers face-to-face while they’re on campus this spring. Not only will you be able to speak with VMware engineers about their own interests and qualifications, you will also be able to get an inside look at employee life at VMware through their own unique perspectives. Students are given inside information on the benefits of working at VMware such as challenging projects that are shaping the IT industry, VMware’s innovation culture, employee development programs and other benefits and perks that are unique to each office around the U.S.

VMware’s University Relations Team will be meeting talented students at over 30 universities across the U.S. – will you be one of them?

Check out our campus event calendar here!

 

Meagan Shannon, VMware University Relations Specialist

 

Find Meagan on:

 

 

 

Search all our open internships positions worldwide

Search all our open new college graduate positions worldwide

Connect with us at VMware Careers

 

Learn more about the workplace culture at VMware, see pics of our offices, talk to recruiters, and get real time job openings by following us on our social pages:

http://www.facebook.com/vmwareuniversityrelations

http://twitter.com/vmwareu

http://pinterest.com/lifeatvmware/

http://gplus.to/vmwarecareers‪

Linkedin Group “VMware University Relations”

VMware Office Spotlight: Unterschleissheim, Germany

With over 50+ locations throughout the world, VMware is truly a global community made of passionate employees who thrive on collaborating together to bring IT industry-changing innovations to life. Each site also carries its own uniqueness, which is why we are highlighting office stories through our VMware Office Spotlight series. Get a flavor for what the VMware Unterschleissheim office in Germany is like today!

About Unterschleissheim

Unterschleissheim may be a small town just north of Munich but it, together with neighboring towns, managed to develop into somewhat of a German Silicon Valley. Apart from VMware, companies such as Microsoft, EADS, Corel, FileMaker, McAfee and Trend Micro have chosen to make Unterschleissheim their key location for Germany or the Central European Region. Other companies such as Citrix Systems, Oracle, GE, Cisco and Symantec are just around the corner in other towns within the immediate area. The Munich airport is just four stations away from the VMware office if you are taking the S-Bahn (public transportation), or right at the intersection of two Autobahns, which make travel to and from the office very comfortable. These factors seem to make it obvious why VMware management chose to move its main German office from the city of Munich to Unterschleissheim in 2005.

Despite the practical logistics of the office location, our site boasts the most beautiful views from the fifth floor or upon the top floor veranda. On clear days while looking south you will see the city of Munich, the Football Club Bayern München Allianz Arena (which looks like a giant space ship when it is fully lit up in red, blue or white in the evenings) and the awe inspiring Northern range of the Alps Mountains which spans across the entire horizon.

Areas of Opportunity

The growth VMware Germany has seen since our now-regional VP Thomas Kuehlewein started in 2003 as one of the first employees here is phenomenal. Whilst some 70 to 80 VMware employees actually work in the third floor office building on a daily basis in Freisinger Strasse, the German team numbers beyond 200 at the close of 2012. Since the Unterschleissheim office is also the head office for Central and Eastern Europe, the regional management is located right here. Apart from the regional management and sales, channel, technical sales and consulting organizations you will also find head office functions such as HR, legal and business operations in the office.

Values and culture in action at the Unterschleissheim office

If you join VMware as an employee at our Unterschleissheim site and visit us on a Monday morning, you will find yourself getting a friendly invite to the breakfast provided for all employees on the fourth floor to get the week started off on the right foot. Alternatively, if you visit on a Wednesday we will provide you with a free lunch. We feel that having breakfast or lunch together and to socialize seems the best means to interact, collaborate and share ideas or to simply enjoy each other’s company.

After all, this is Bavaria and our office is only roughly 20 kilometers away from the heart of Munich. So it wouldn’t be a surprise that the team in Unterschleissheim looks for opportunities to join with clients or partners or just amongst themselves to visit the Munich Oktoberfest. So, if you ever find yourself in a meeting room that calls itself after Bavarian beer brands like Paulaner, Andechser, Erdinger or Ettaler, don’t worry -“Mir san mir. Und des is’ g’scheit! (It’s alright!)”

The year ahead

The next year will see further expansion of the Unterschleissheim office. Christian, a member of the VMware Enterprise Account Management Team shares his passion and excitement about this, “VMware has a clear vision, an innovative passion and the ability to realize it through great teamwork as THE global player in the virtualization and cloud computing market.”

As a team, our employees thrive on forward momentum and the collaborative drive to imagine, define and deliver the future of IT through cloud computing. With VMware holding over 80% of the virtualization market and beating analyst expectations quarter after quarter, VMware continues to be an exciting place to work.

 

 

-Henning Mueller, Sr. Recruiter, EMEA

 

 

 

-Sylvia Schweiger, Workplace Manager, Central European Operations

 

 

 

 

Current career opportunities in Germany

Search all our open positions worldwide

Connect with us at VMware Careers

Learn more about the workplace culture at VMware, see pics of our offices, talk to recruiters, and get real time job openings by following us on our social pages:

http://pinterest.com/lifeatvmware/
‪http://facebook.com/vmwarecareers
http://gplus.to/vmwarecareers‪
http://twitter.com/vmwarecareers
Linkedin Group “VMware Careers”