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 programs that allow you time to relax, recover, care for family members, honor personal commitments, and more.

Paid Time Off | Holidays | Sick Time | Volunteer Time Off (VTO) | Jury Duty/Witness Service | Bereavement Time Off

Paid Time Off

To learn more about these 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. With Flexible Time Off, you don’t accrue any vacation benefits or paid time off. Instead, you can simply take time when you need it.

Work directly with your manager to arrange your time off in advance, and be sure to enter your time off in Workday. It’s your responsibility to work with your manager, to ensure your work‐related commitments are covered while you’re away. Flexible Time Off may not be used for situations that are covered by the company’s paid sick leave and leave of absence policies.

Non-exempt (hourly) employees

All non-exempt 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 reach the maximum cap for your accrual, and you haven’t used any of the time, you’ll stop accruing more time until you reduce your balance by taking time off.

Work directly with your manager to arrange your vacation paid time off and record the time in Workday. 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 typically observes the following holidays each year:

Holiday When Observed*
New Year's Day January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Third Monday in January
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Juneteenth June 19
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day First Monday in September
Veterans Day November 11
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 2024 holiday schedule on the People Portal and access the global holiday calendars here.

Sick Time

Even the most health-conscious people get sick sometimes. When that happens, you can count on Nutanix to allow you time to rest or go to the doctor.

All employees receive 80 hours (10 days) of paid sick time each calendar year, which is prorated in your first year of employment, based on the month you join Nutanix. Sick time refreshes each January, up to a maximum of 80 hours. If you’re sick and unable to work, notify your manager as soon as possible and capture your sick time in Workday.

Sick time can be used for absences for up to five consecutive business days. Sick time replaces 100% of your pay 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 and unable to 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

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 the annual Dollars for Doers maximum. Learn more.

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

Jury Duty/Witness Service

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 service, click here.

Bereavement Time Off

It’s important to take some time for yourself and your family when you suffer a loss. Nutanix offers employees time off for the death of a family member. Review Nutanix’s Global Bereavement Time Off 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.