VMware is dedicated to work-life balance and offers a family-friendly environment that is supportive of working parents. VMware provides Maternity Leave in accordance with statutory requirements so that you can take the necessary time off work to recover and to bond with your new baby.
All full and part time female employees of VMware who are pregnant or have recently given birth are eligible for Maternity Leave.
New mothers are not allowed to work during the first eight (8) weeks following childbirth and thereafter only with her agreement until sixteen (16) weeks after the birth of the child.
New mothers are entitled to payments of 80% of your last salary (up to a maximum of CHF 196 per day) starting when you give birth and lasting for fourteen (14) weeks (ninety-eight (98) days). In the canton of Geneva, maternity benefits continue to be paid for sixteen (16) weeks (one hundred and twelve (112) days).
To have right to indemnities you must be covered by the mandatory AHV/AVS system during the nine (9) months preceding the childbirth.
Scheduling Maternity Leave
You should inform your manager and HR Source  [VMware network access required] of your pregnancy as soon as reasonably possible, so that proper arrangements can be made prior to your leave period.
Returning to Work
While on Maternity Leave you should maintain open communication with your manager and HR Source  [VMware network access required]. VMware will assume that you wish to return to work at the end of your Maternity Leave period however; you should contact the HR Source  [VMware network access required] towards the end of your scheduled Maternity Leave to confirm and arrange your return to work.
For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption  life event page.