Our Meet the Hiring Manager series allows you to get to know the people who grow teams at VMware. You’ll learn about our hiring managers’ career paths and what they look for in candidates during the interview process. This week we’d like you to meet Neetha H Rao.
- Job title: Senior Manager, WWCC
- Years at VMware: 2 Years and 10 Months
- First job: My first job was at Wipro as an Associate Project Engineer.
- Fun fact: I love to travel and explore new places. A big filter coffee lover.
- Favourite social distancing activity: Playing and planning fun/educational activities for my daughter. Also hosted quite a few virtual meet-ups for family and friends.
VMware Careers: Neetha tell us about your career journey to date?
Neetha: I started my career with Wipro Technologies in 2005 and later moved to Hewlett Packard as a Support Engineer for HP Storage. Moving forward I joined EMC (Dell EMC and Dell Technologies) where I worked for nine years and wore multiple hats as an Individual Contributor (Storage Consultant) and Manager (Technical Delivery Manager for Cloud and IT Transformation). It was in 2019 that I joined VMware and have managed large teams in WWCC (Worldwide Consulting Centers) that includes Migration Centre, and Consulting and I now manage the PMO (Project Management Office) team.
VMware Careers: How is VMware different from any other tech company you have worked for in the past?
Neetha: VMware has a great culture based on EPIC2 values (Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customer, and Community) and there is complete transparency from the leadership team. Regarding technology, we get opportunities to work on the latest trending technologies in the market. VMware also has some fantastic training and certification programs that can be leveraged to upskill oneself. To sum it up, this is an organization that provides a good work-life balance along with good growth opportunities.
VMware Careers: What has been the biggest lesson you have learned as you moved upwards in your career?
Neetha: One of the most valuable lessons that I have learned is that those who always strive to learn and stay consistent are the ones who succeed. Learning new skills makes my day-to-day work life much more interesting.
VMware Careers: Your team is hiring. Can you tell us more about your organization’s charter?
Neetha: You will be part of VMware’s WWCC (Worldwide Consulting Centers) team. The team provides centralized delivery of defined PS (Professional Services) offerings. The team delivers/works on a very broad portfolio like migration, consulting, implementation, and deployments of the VMware product suite. The leadership team strongly believes that people and work are equally important, and we promote an inclusive environment.
VMware Careers: If someone reading this was coming to interview with you tomorrow for a role on your team what advice would you give them?
Neetha: We are looking for individuals who are committed, self-motivated, and aspiring to learn. These would be my top two tips.
1. Understand the job description and ask questions to get clarity.
2. Be honest and specific with your responses and demonstrate your teamwork and collaborative skill through examples.
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