Taking time off from work is important. It’s essential for your overall wellbeing and allows greater productivity in both your professional and personal life. This could mean taking extended time away from work for health, family, or other reasons.

Nutanix offers a variety of benefits that allow you time to relax, recover, care for family members, honor personal commitments, and more.

Flexible Time Off/Vacation Paid Time Off | Holidays | Sick Time | Volunteer Time Off (VTO) | Jury Duty/Witness Leave | Bereavement
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Flexible Time Off/Vacation Paid Time Off

Nutanix offers Flexible Time Off for our U.S. exempt employees and accrued vacation paid time off for our nonexempt (hourly) employees. Both provide flexibility to take time off for planned vacations and other personal reasons. To learn more about our Flexible Time Off and vacation paid time off programs, visit our intranet.

Exempt employees

Flexible Time Off allows U.S. exempt employees to take time off from work for vacations or personal reasons. Flexible Time Off may not be used for reasons covered by the company’s paid sick leave and leave of absence policies. With Flexible Time Off, you don’t accrue any vacation benefits or paid time off. Instead, you can take time when you need it. Be sure to talk with your manager in advance of any time off so that they can work with others on your team to support you while you’re away.

You’re responsible for obtaining approval for your time off from your manager and recording the time off in Workday.

Nonexempt (hourly) employees

Nonexempt employees accrue vacation paid time off each pay period based on years of service.

Years of Service Annual Accrual* Maximum Cap on Accrual
0-4 years 15 days or 120 hours 22.5 days or 180 hours
5+ years 20 days or 160 hours 30 days or 240 hours

*If you work a reduced schedule (less than 30 hours per week), you’ll accrue vacation paid time off on a prorated basis.

If you accrue the maximum amount of your vacation paid time off without using any of that time, you’ll stop accruing more time until you use some of your vacation paid time off.

Work directly with your manager to arrange your vacation paid time off and record the time in Workday. When you use your accrued vacation, you’ll continue to receive your regular pay for the time you take. Be sure to request and schedule time off as far in advance as possible so your manager can ensure sufficient coverage while you’re away.


Nutanix regularly observes the following holidays each year:

Holiday When Observed*
New Year's Day January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Third Monday in January
Presidents’ Day Third Monday in February
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Juneteenth June 19
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day First Monday in September
Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November
Day After Thanksgiving Day Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve December 24
Christmas Day December 25
New Year's Eve December 31

*If the holiday falls on a weekend, it may be observed on an alternate day.

See the 2023 holiday schedule on the People Portal and access the global holiday calendars here.

Sick Time

Even the most health conscious get sick sometimes. When that happens, you can count on Nutanix to allow you time to rest or go to the doctor. If you’re sick and unable to work, notify your manager as soon as possible and capture your sick time in Workday.

All employees receive 80 hours (10 days) of paid sick time each calendar year. However, if you’re new to Nutanix, your time is prorated based on the month you join Nutanix in your first year. Sick time refreshes each January, up to a maximum of 80 hours each year. Absences of up to five consecutive business days are considered sick time and paid 100% when you need to take time away from work due to an illness, to care for a sick dependent, as the result of an injury, or for pregnancy.

Note: Unused sick days are not paid out when you leave Nutanix.

What if I need more than five sick days in a row?

You must apply for a medical leave of absence if you’re sick, are under a doctor’s care, and will be off work for more than five consecutive business days.

Note: Flexible Time Off or vacation paid time off isn’t a substitute for sick time off or going on a leave of absence. If you need to be away from work for longer than five consecutive business days due to illness, injury, a new baby, etc., you’ll need to go on a leave of absence.

Volunteer Time Off (VTO)

The Nutanix Volunteer Time Off (VTO) program was created to support your efforts to give back to your local (and global) communities. VTO allows you to take time off for volunteer activities during the business day. You may take up to 32 hours of VTO per fiscal year.

At least one week prior to your requested volunteer time off, be sure to gain approval from your manager. Your time off is tracked in the .heart portal and Nutanix makes a donation on your behalf to the organization you volunteer for. Nutanix will donate $10 for each hour volunteered, up to 10 hours per organization per year.

For more information, review the Nutanix VTO Program and Policy.

Jury Duty/Witness Leave

If you’re a regular, full-time employee called to jury duty or subpoenaed to serve as a witness, you’ll receive your regular base pay for serving up to five days per year. Be sure to notify your manager as soon as possible and record your time off in Workday.

For more information on jury duty/witness leave, click here.


It’s important to take some time for yourself and your family when you have suffered a loss. Nutanix offers employees time off for the death of a family member. Review Nutanix’s Global Bereavement Leave Program. Be sure to notify your manager as soon as possible about the time you’ll need off and record the time in Workday.

When you or your family are grieving, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, Concern, offers free and confidential counseling through live or virtual visits, 24/7. Visit Concern (access code: nutanix) or call 800-344-4222 to talk to someone. Explore other things to think about when you experience a death in the family.