Maternity Leave

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


All female employees of VMware who are pregnant or have recently given birth are eligible for Maternity Leave totaling 16 weeks leave. All Maternity Leave must be taken within the first 12 months of the child’s birth.

You can take up to 4 weeks Maternity Leave entitlement before your child’s due date, subject to giving your manager and HR Source EMEA [VMware network access required] 15 days’ notice prior to going on leave.

You must take at least 6 uninterrupted full working weeks of Maternity Leave immediately after your child’s birth.

For the remaining weeks of Maternity Leave, you can choose to take this on either a full-time or a part-time basis. If you choose to take your remaining leave on a part-time basis:

  1. the part-time basis must constitute at least 50% of your regular working hours; and
  2. be agreed with your manager; and
  3. be notified to HR Source EMEA [VMware network access required] with 15 days’ advance notice.

You can also choose to have gaps in between periods of leave for your remaining entitlement. For example, you could return to work for 2 weeks, then take 2 weeks off, then repeat this pattern until your Maternity Leave entitlement is exhausted. If you choose to take intermittent periods of leave in this way, you must give your manager and HR Source EMEA [VMware network access required] 15 days’ advance notice.

If your child is born prematurely or is required to be hospitalised immediately after the birth for at least a week, your Maternity Leave entitlement can be extended by the same number of days that the child spends in hospital, up to 13 weeks.


The Company will top up your Maternity Benefit Payment so that you receive your full base salary for the first 5 weeks of Maternity Leave. For the remaining 11 weeks, you will be paid Social Security Benefits only, at a rate equivalent to your average monthly salary (“Maternity Benefit Payment”). Please note that entitlement to any Social Security benefits during Maternity Leave is subject to eligibility requirements under the Spanish Social Security Act or other applicable law in force from time to time.

Treatment of Bonus/Commission Plans whilst on Maternity 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 Leave

  • You should inform your Manager and HR Source EMEA [VMware network access required] of your pregnancy as soon as reasonably possible, so that proper arrangements can be made prior to your leave period.
  • Once agreed with your Manager, please then contact HR Source EMEA [VMware network access required]. HR Source EMEA [VMware network access required] will support you with queries on the benefit and will work with the responsible teams to ensure your Maternity Leave is tracked correctly.
  • You must provide a copy of your medical certificate (obtained from your primary care doctor) indicating the expected date of birth to HR Source EMEA.
  • You will need to contact the Social Security Office to officially apply for the local “Maternity Benefit Payment”.
  • Any balance not utilised cannot be carried forward to the following year.

Returning to Work

While on Maternity Leave you should maintain open communication with your manager and HR Source EMEA [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 HR Source EMEA [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.

Note: This information is an overview of Maternity Leave, for further information, please contact HR Source EMEA [VMware network access required]

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