I know VMWare's stock hasn't been doing well, but I think they just went IPO near the end of last year--horrible timing.
I know that, and I think their software is amazing. (I've used it for 3 years now.). Just I know nothing about their finances other than that their stock has been doing badly, so that's why I said maybe..
I think I read somewhere that Google has the happiest employees in the country. I could be wrong so doon't quote me on it.
If you work for google, you will be treated very well, and paid very well. However, you will also be expected to work hard enough to justify those benefits...it's much more fast-paced/demanding than the typical software dev job, from what I've heard.