Parental Leave

VMware provides Parental Leave in accordance with statutory requirements (Bundeselterngeld- und Elternzeitgesetz – BEEG) so that you can take the necessary time off work to take care of your child.


To be eligible for Parental Leave you must be the biological, adoptive or foster parent of a child under the age of eight (8) years and have responsibility for the child’s upbringing.


Either parent may take up to thirty-six (36) months as full time leave or reduced working hours. Parental Leave can be divided into four parts.

With the agreement of VMware, one part of up to twelve (12) months can be taken between the child’s third and eighth birthday. You may take full time leave or reduce working hours of up to thirty (30) hours per week. Parents of children born after 1st Sep 2021 are eligible to work for up to thirty-two (32) hours per week during parental leave.


For up to fourteen (14) months after the birth of your child, the state pays an allowance to parents on Parental Leave adding up to 67% of the last average net income during the last twelve (12) calendar months before the birth of your child, however, a maximum of EUR 1,800 and a minimum of EUR 300 per month.

Scheduling Parental Leave

You should inform your manager and HR Source [VMware network access required] of your plans at least seven (7) weeks in advance, so that proper arrangements can be made prior to your leave period. In case you plan to take parental leave between your child´s 3rd and 8th birthday, you should inform your manager and HR Source [VMware network access required] at least thirteen (13) weeks in advance.

Returning to Work

While on Parental 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 Parental Leave period however; you should contact HR Source [VMware network access required] towards the end of your scheduled Parental 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 page.

Contact Us

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Phone: (+49) 89370617399

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2023, 1:39 PM