Annual Leave

VMware is committed to the healthy work/life balance of our employees and we encourage you to enjoy your holidays and to use your full entitlement each year. Annual Leave provides you with paid time off from your job for personal reasons. If your absence is due to an illness or injury, you should refer to the Sick Leave [1] page.


Your Annual Leave entitlement is calculated based on your service at the beginning of the holiday year. VMware’s holiday year runs from 1st January to 31st of December. Unless stated in your contract of employment, all regular employees are entitled to twenty-five (25) working days of Annual Leave per calendar year.

Carry Forward

A maximum of five (5) days of untaken Annual Leave may be carried over from one holiday year to the next. Carried over Annual Leave will be forfeited if not taken in the first three (3) months of the subsequent holiday year.

Scheduling Annual Leave