Maternity Leave

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 regular employees of VMware who are pregnant or have recently given birth, are eligible for Maternity Leave.


Expectant mothers have the right to four (4) weeks leave before the expected birth of the child and fourteen (14) weeks leave after the birth, where the first two (2) weeks are mandatory.

Either parent can then take the last thirty-two (32) weeks as Parental Leave, either simultaneously or in continuation of each other.


Treatment of Bonus/Commission Plans whilst on Maternity/Parental Leave

Bonus: Please see the VMware Corporate Bonus Plan Rules.

Commission: Please see the VMware Inc, Sales and Compensation Terms and Conditions for the relevant period.

Scheduling Maternity/Parental Leave

You should inform your manager and HR Source [1] [VMware network access required] of your pregnancy as soon as reasonably possible, so that proper arrangements can be made prior to your leave period.

HR Source [1] [VMware network access required]. HR Source [1] [VMware network access required] will support you with queries on the benefit and will work with the responsible teams to ensure your Maternity/Parental Leave is tracked correctly.

For the above paid absence, any balance not utilized cannot be carried forward to the following year.

Returning to Work

While on Maternity/Paternity Leave you should maintain open communication with your manager and HR Source [1] [VMware network access required].

VMware will assume that you wish to return to work at the end of your Maternity/Paternity Leave period, however, you should contact HR Source [1] [VMware network access required] towards the end of your scheduled Maternity/Paternity 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 [2] life event page.