Taking time off from work is important for your overall well-being and productivity in both your professional and personal life. You may also find the need to take 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 and Vacation

We encourage employees to take time off from work to recharge and connect with family, friends and community, and to take care of personal matters when they arise. Nutanix offers Flexible Time Off for our U.S.-based exempt employees, and accrued Vacation for our nonexempt (hourly) employees—both of which provide flexibility to take time off for planned vacation and other personal reasons.

Exempt Employees

Flexible Time Off is available to U.S.-based exempt employees. Exempt employees may take time off from work, as needed, as long as requests are timely and appropriately communicated to the employee’s managers and team, and such requests have appropriate advance approval from the employee’s manager in Workday.

This time may be used for vacations or personal reasons, but may not be used for reasons covered by the company’s paid sick leave and leave of absence policies. This is a non-accrual plan, meaning that exempt employees do not accrue any vacation benefits or paid time off under the Flexible Time policy.

To learn more about our Flex Time program, please visit our intranet.

Nonexempt Employees

Nonexempt employees accrue vacation time each pay period at a rate based on years of service.

Years of ServiceAnnual Vacation AccrualMaximum Cap on Accrual
0-4 years15 days or 120 hours22.5 days or 180 hours
5+ years 20 days or 160 hours30 days or 240 hours

You work directly with your manager to arrange time off and capture your time away in Workday. You continue to receive your regular pay for the time you take off when using your accrued vacation. Be sure to request and schedule time off as far in advance as possible and gain approval from your manager in Workday, so your manager can ensure adequate coverage while you are away.

For illnesses lasting longer than five days, you will apply for Short-Term Disability (STD) benefits through Prudential and state disability insurance (where applicable) after your fifth consecutive business day away from work.



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*

*When these holidays fall on a weekend, they may be observed on an alternate day.

See the 2022 holiday schedule on the People Portal and access the global holiday calendars here (SSO required).



Even the most health conscious people get sick sometimes. When that happens, you can count on Nutanix to allow you time to rest or receive treatment. If you are sick and unable to work, you should notify your manager as soon as possible and capture your time as Sick Time in Workday.

All employees receive 80 hours (10 days) of Sick Time each calendar, prorated in your first year. These days refresh each January and max accrual is 80 hours. Unused time is not paid out.

Taking Sick Days

Absences up to 5 consecutive business days are paid 100% when you need to take time away from work due to an illness, injury or pregnancy. If you will be off work due to a medical condition for more than 5 consecutive business days, you must apply for a leave of absence under the federal Family and Medical leave Act (FMLA) and short-term disability benefits. Flexible Time Off or Vacation is not eligible or a substitute for applying for additional sick time off or a leave of absence.

Click here for more information about leaves of absence.


Family Leave

Growing your family is a joyful occasion and one Nutanix celebrates with you. Nutanix provides you time off to welcome your new addition.

Parental/Baby Bonding Leave

Eligible employees can take up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid leave within the first year of a child’s birth, adoption or foster care to provide time and support to bond with their new family member.

Maternity/Pregnancy Leave

Eligible birth parents can take up to fourteen (14) weeks of 100% paid leave which is inclusive of pregnancy disability leave prior to delivery and recovery time after childbirth. This is in addition to Parental/Baby Bonding Leave.

You may be eligible for additional paid or unpaid leave depending on your state. Click here for more information about taking a leave.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Leave

Sometimes you need to take an extended period of time away from work to care for a new baby or family member or to recover from an illness.

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you may be eligible for 12 weeks (or in some circumstances 26 weeks) of unpaid, job-protected leave in a rolling 12-month period (measured backward). FMLA may be used for qualifying events listed below and can be taken for a continuous absence, intermittent absence and/or a reduced schedule. FMLA may run concurrently with other applicable state, local and/or company leave(s).

Qualifying situations include:

  • Your own serious health condition that makes you unable to perform the functions of your job (runs concurrently with short-term disability (STD))
  • A work-related injury or illness and you have filed a workers’ compensation claim
  • To care for your spouse, child or parent with a serious health condition
  • Birth of your child and to bond with a newborn child within one year of birth
  • The placement of a child with you for adoption or foster care and to bond with the child within one year of the placement
  • Qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that your spouse (including same-sex spouse), qualified domestic partner, child or parent is on active duty or called to active duty as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserves

FMLA Leave Eligibility

To be eligible for family and medical leave, you must have worked for the company for at least 12 months and at least 1,250 hours during the year preceding the start of the leave. When taken, FMLA eligibility resets after 12 months. There must be at least 50 company employees within 75 miles of your work site.*

Click here for more information about taking time off.

*Nutanix expanded the FMLA eligibility to apply to all locations regardless of the number of employees or distance from other locations.


Military Leave

To support your service to your country, you may be eligible for an approved leave of absence consistent with the requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).

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Jury Duty/Witness Leave

If you are a regular, full-time employee called to jury duty or subpoenaed to serve as a witness, you will receive your regular base pay while serving up to 5 days per year. Please capture your jury duty/witness services in Workday.

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Volunteer Time Off (VTO)

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

For more information, please review the Nutanix VTO Program and Policy, which is available on the Nutanix intranet, Simpplr (SSO required).


Personal Leave

You may be able to take an unpaid leave of absence for nonmedical personal matters, including family matters not covered under family and medical leave. A personal leave of absence is an unpaid, unprotected leave, available to employees for necessary, individual reasons. During this leave, your benefits will end.

Approval is at the discretion of management. Job performance, absenteeism and departmental requirements will be taken into consideration during the decision process.

Click here for more information about taking time off.