Unlimited PTO

Apr 25 21 Comments

Folks,
If you employer has unlimited PTO policy, how many weeks of vacation have you been able to actually take?
My current employer gives 4w vacation per year (by offer). I have a feeling my next employer will have this policy and I don’t like it. You know, it’s all in favor of the company.

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TOP 21 Comments
  • Square icsu74eocn
    We are encouraged to take 2wks a quarter. I've pretty much followed that for the past 3 yrs.
    Apr 25 2
    • OP
      Wow! That’s about 2 months per year.
      Apr 25
    • Square git_pull
      Can confirm. I took about 10 weeks last year
      Apr 25
  • Microsoft / Eng lefthanded
    6 wks min if not, unlimited not worth it. Given you don't get to cash out when you leave.
    Apr 25 6
    • Intuit urd jfuj
      why wouldn't the time off just be baked into the schedule for pending projects? if you're always operating in emergency mode it will seem like there is never time for a break. good management will open opportunities to not feel trapped by the schedule. get ahead of the problems and allow flexibility within your team.
      Apr 25
    • Tesla / Ops
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      ^ wow this is so diff from Tesla I’m almost crying
      Apr 25
    • Intuit urd jfuj
      Elon dug that grave for you on Twitter. I don't think he knows anything except emergency mode.
      Apr 25
    • OP
      How is it in Tesla? Elon mode - one afternoon per year?
      Apr 25
    • Tesla / Ops
      Bigballer

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      Bigballermore
      I haven’t taken PTO all year and none planned. Always in emergency mode like you said.
      Apr 25
  • Microsoft wyka
    You're right.Unlimited is code for "work it out with your manager". This could sometimes be worst then being given 2 or 3 weeks as a standard.
    Apr 25 0
  • Oracle javaws
    Your feeling is correct. It is highly team dependent and it is tracked (regardless of how much they might say it isn't tracked). Some teams 5-6 weeks. Others, 2 weeks. Depends on your performance as well.
    Apr 25 0
  • Expedia sweeeeeee
    A week
    Apr 25 2
  • NetApp scrame
    5 to 6 weeks vacation every year.
    Apr 25 0
  • Roku clarencee
    I’ve probably take about eight weeks. But the longest consecutive was about two weeks.
    Apr 25 0
  • eBay ighhjbhdd
    Why would they say it unlimited?
    Can employees sue them if they didn’t it make really unlimited?
    Apr 25 0
  • New VreM84
    We have unlimited and it generally translates as 4 wks. And you need to make sure your team has coverage while you're snorting coke at home.
    Apr 25 0
  • Remitly / Biz Dev
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    2-3 weeks per year
    Apr 25 0
  • LeanTaaS ♥️ data
    4 weeks is decent.
    Apr 25 0