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 full-time and part-time employees (excluding agency workers or self-employed contractors), who are pregnant or have recently given birth, are eligible for Maternity Leave from the first day of employment with VMware.


You are entitled to take sixteen (16) weeks of Maternity Leave, as per statutory requirements, including the period preceding and following the confinement.

Up to eight (8) weeks may be taken before the birth and 8 weeks after. It is not possible for all the leave to be taken after the birth. You may work up to a maximum of three weeks before the birth (providing your doctor certifies that there is no risk to yours or the baby’s health in doing so), with the remaining balance of leave taken after the birth.


You will receive your full base salary for the duration of your 16 week Maternity Leave entitlement. In addition to this, you will also receive the statutory social security Maternity benefit you may be entitled to by law, from the government. Once you receive the statutory social security Maternity benefit payment from the government, you must refund this amount back to VMware.

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 or within a minimum of 4 weeks prior to commencing your leave, 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 will need to provide HR Source EMEA [VMware network access required] with a copy of your medical certificate received from your doctor, indicating the expected due date.
  • If you wish to work up to 3 weeks before the birth, you will need to provide HR Source EMEA [VMware network access required] with a medical report from your doctor, certifying that there is no risk yours or the baby’s health in doing so. This report must be provided at the beginning of the 32nd week of pregnancy.

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.

Contact Us

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