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Rubrik -  - Rubrik Named to LinkedIn Top Startups List

Rubrik Named to LinkedIn Top Startups List

Today, we are thrilled to be named to the 2020 LinkedIn Top Startups list, which recognizes the 50 most sought-after companies to work for in the U.S. The list is determined by the actions of over 170 million LinkedIn users and focuses on factors such as employee growth, company and employee engagement, job seeker interest, and the ability to attract top talent. This marks the fourth year in a row that Rubrik has been included on the LinkedIn Top Startups list and reflects our commitment to building an open, rewarding corporate culture. Despite all the challenges this year presented, we’re grateful that the team has come together to successfully transition and support each other. Our goal is to ensure that a sense of community is still front and center by offering open board meetings, learning opportunities, charity events, and more. Even in this remote, distributed environment, we’ve extended our efforts to build Rubrik as a place that excites and challenges all of our employees. Here are some of the biggest highlights: Employee Empowerment: Now more than ever, it is important for teams to stay connected and feel a sense of purpose and belonging. One of the biggest contributions has been…
Rubrik -  - How ERGs Can Ease the Transition from New Grad to Working Professional

How ERGs Can Ease the Transition from New Grad to Working Professional

As a recent college graduate, I often find myself comparing life as a student to life as a working professional. In college, there were endless opportunities to connect with other students outside of class—from campus clubs and Greek activities to intramural sports. These opportunities allowed me to master new skills, experiment with different activities, and advance my learning.  Like many universities, Rubrik’s culture also emphasizes the importance of connecting with peers, which is why folks across the globe have started Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Entirely employee-run, ERGs create a collective voice within the company around shared issues that help promote an inclusive, respectful workplace. This environment is especially important for employees new to the workforce who are still trying to learn the ropes of a corporate company.  At Rubrik, we currently have three ERGs: ARC (LGBTQIA+), Adelante! (LatinX), and W@R (Women at Rubrik). Each ERG is organized and led solely by employees—and they’re open to all. Every Rubrik employee is encouraged to join or initiate a new ERG, no matter their passion.  I joined W@R a few months into starting my job. W@R’s mission is to provide a platform committed to fostering diversity, accelerating career growth, and building community within…
Rubrik -  - Leadership Lab: Melinda Wu on Driving Inclusion in the Workplace

Leadership Lab: Melinda Wu on Driving Inclusion in the Workplace

Melinda Wu joined Rubrik in 2015 as the VP of Product Operations. With over 20 years of experience leading supply chains and manufacturing, she is an in-house expert in building and scaling strong teams. I had the chance to sit down with Melinda and chat about the biggest learnings in her career and her approach to building an inclusive workforce. You’re an industry veteran who has worked at leading tech companies like Hewlett Packard and Cisco. Why did you choose to join Rubrik, which at the time was only one year old?   While the business model and technology were compelling, it was the energy and passion of the founders that sealed it for me. Bipul was magnetic. When he described his long-term vision for the company, I knew I wanted to be part of what they were building. What’s one of your proudest moments in your career? I’ve had the opportunity to work with a lot of amazing people in my career, but I’m most proud of my time here at Rubrik. I joined when the company was roughly 50 people, so helping it grow to a recognized industry leader with over 1,400 employees is extremely rewarding. I’m proud…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Named to LinkedIn Top Companies List Second Year Running

Rubrik Named to LinkedIn Top Companies List Second Year Running

Today, LinkedIn has announced its 2018 Top Startups list, and we’re excited to be featured as #10 among many other innovative companies. The list highlights the 50 most sought-after startups to work for based on data from the LinkedIn community, focusing on four core areas: employment growth, engagement, job interest, and attraction of top talent. This achievement comes at time when Rubrik is experiencing unprecedented growth. In just four years, we’ve exploded to over 1,200 employees across 30 countries. We also recently added two industry veterans to our ranks, with John W. Thompson, Chairman of Microsoft, joining as a member of the board and John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus of  Cisco, as a board advisor. But even amidst this growth, we’re committed to staying true to our core values and empowering employees to do their life’s best work. Here are some ways Rubrik is redefining company culture: Building Game-Changing Technology At Rubrik, we know that engineers want to be challenged and build new technologies that solve big problems. This year, we launched Rubrik Polaris, the industry’s first SaaS platform for data management applications. In July, we released the Polaris app Radar, which leverages machine learning to detect and analyze security threats…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Named to LinkedIn Top Companies List

Rubrik Named to LinkedIn Top Companies List

Today, LinkedIn unveiled the inaugural Top Companies – Startups list, and Rubrik is honored to be featured as #7 on the list. The list of 50 companies is based on the billions of actions taken by the LinkedIn community and looks at three main pillars: employee growth, job seeker interest, and member engagement with the company and its employees. Rubrik has experienced unparalleled growth in a short amount of time, an achievement that comes with some expected challenges. As the company continues to scale, we are determined to stay true to our core principles to keep this one of the best places to work. Our approach often goes against the grain, allowing us to offer a truly unique company culture. Read on to find out how Rubrik keeps work engaging and rewarding: Radical Transparency How many other companies do you know that invite all employees to board meetings? At Rubrik, each board meeting is open to all 600+ employees. All listeners are encouraged to ask questions to our executives and board, and no topics are off the table. Radical transparency has been core to our DNA since day one. Our CEO and co-founder Bipul Sinha recently outlined our groundbreaking approach in…
Rubrik -  - What It Means to Be a VMware vExpert

What It Means to Be a VMware vExpert

Being a technical professional often results in no one knowing about the work being done–if things go according to plan. Our focus is on being invisible. We set up complicated servers, hook them all together, and offer up resources for virtual machines and data repositories. And in the end, an application is given a home, where visibility of the world is often abstracted from view. I think this is one reason why engineers like myself like to write about current infrastructure. From bugs to beautiful cabling jobs, we find beauty in our operational expertise. And few programs reward the blogs, podcasts, presentations, and overall evangelism of passionate virtualization professionals the way VMware’s vExpert award does. This is an acknowledgement from VMware given to over 1,200 people who have demonstrated the ability to pass along their knowledge to the community. It’s not easy to come home from a long day of work and fire up your laptop to engage in even more work-centric focus. The amount of contributions and the willingness to discuss various areas of expertise speak highly of these technical professionals and their dedication to performant infrastructure for their business. And while there are a few rewards for becoming a vExpert,…
Rubrik -  - Score Snazzy Swag at the vBrownBag End of Year Give Away Extravaganza

Score Snazzy Swag at the vBrownBag End of Year Give Away Extravaganza

One of the spectacular attributes of the virtualization community is the stellar folks who put forth time and energy to help others. A shining example of this is the vBrownBag folks. From hosting technical webinars with industry rockstars to recording presentations at major industry events, the people at vBrownBag provide an excellent resource for technical professionals looking to learn from one another. I remember when I first started tuning into the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) series many years ago and was amazed at how deep the presenter knowledge went. Each year during the holidays, vBrownBag asks vendors throughout the ecosystem to pitch in a few presents for community members to win by signing up for a giveaway contest. Last year, we at Rubrik posted details on how to win one of five copies of the Networking for VMware Administrators book (profits going to Alzheimer’s Association) along with Millennium Falcon LEGO sets. I think it was a fun set of swag for adults and kids to enjoy – or an adult who is a kid at heart. This year, we’re once again contributing to the vBrownBag End of Year Give Away Extravaganza with some snazzy new items! You have until Tuesday, 20th…
Rubrik -  - 10 Reasons Why You Should Intern at a Startup

10 Reasons Why You Should Intern at a Startup

All of the software engineering students out there are crazy about internships/jobs at top tech giants — Google, Facebook, Microsoft, etc. Have you ever considered interning at a startup? If not, then read on. This post might change your perspective about startups.I interned at Rubrik. Rubrik is a backup and storage startup based in Palo Alto in California, USA. They are a team of about 50 engineers who are top notch in their respective fields. The engineers at Rubrik are super talented and they have experience of building the real tech. I interned at Rubrik. Rubrik is a backup and storage startup based in Palo Alto in California, USA. They are a team of about 50 engineers who are top notch in their respective fields. The engineers at Rubrik are super talented and they have experience of building the real tech.I will list out the things that I really liked about Rubrik: I will list out the things that I really liked about Rubrik: Freedom to choose project: I was initially given an option to choose from 1 of the 2 suggested projects. I didn’t quite like both of them and so, the team members helped me to come up…
Rubrik -  - An Interview with the Top 5 vBloggers

An Interview with the Top 5 vBloggers

Each year, Eric Siebert over at vSphere-Land provides a really groovy service to the community in the form of a Top vBlog voting contest. It’s a way for bloggers and podcasters within the virtualization community to gain recognition from peers and readers for sharing their knowledge. This year, I thought it would be interesting to send out a few questions to the Top 5 vBloggers to tickle their brain a bit over what keeps their creative juices flowing. Perhaps their answers to the following three questions will offer some insights to you as you look towards starting or furthering your own writing habits! Q1. The Top vBlog voting is driven by both quality and quantity of your writing content. How do you balance work, life, family, and everything else while still creating posts that meet these criteria? Q2. Where do you derive inspiration to craft content, and how do you then frame it into a coherent post that makes sense to your audience? Essentially – what is your process? Q3. Looking back on all of the posts you’ve written, what is your favorite (or least favorite) article and why? Cormac Hogan @CormacJHogan   A1: I see this as part of my…