Employee Benefits

ZEISS is one of the global leaders in the optical and optoelectronic industries. Together with our employees we develop the technologies of tomorrow and create special moments for people all over the world. As part of ZEISS, you can actively contribute to the company's progress – thus, your individual goals become part of our collective success. This is why we offer you a modern working environment where you can continue to develop and participate in the company’s success... … so that each working day becomes your personal ZEISS moment.


ZEISS helps its employees combine work and family life through flexible working models and childcare, as well as care for family members in need of assistance.

Silke Hauber

I think it’s great that ZEISS as a modern employer advocates combining work and family life. My family and I also benefit from the possibilities offered by the company and my supervisor. This means I can balance my career at ZEISS with my private life – without feeling like I’m neglecting either one.

Silke Hauber, Head of Employee Communications

Family-friendly company

  • Advice and support on the topic of care
  • Provision of childcare services
  • Covers new hires' relocation expenses
  • Covers new hires' short-term apartment/hotel expenses
  • Flexible working time models
  • Personal and individual support
  • Scholarship program for employees' children for a school year abroad

ZEISS as a family

  • Social projects
  • Employee get-togethers
  • The ZEISS mountain lodge is available for vacations
  • Job security
  • High degree of employee satisfaction
  • Low fluctuation rates

The times when you could count on perks such as an employer-financed company pension are long gone. ZEISS takes responsibility for us employees in the long term; moreover, employees also benefit directly from the company's success. Thus, every company success also becomes each employee's personal gain."

Jeffrey Burns, Business Process Analyst

Benefitting from the company's success

  • Profit participation certificate with interest depending on the return on sales
  • Bonuses for suggestions for improvement
  • Annual bonus in times of successful business development 

Voluntary social benefits

  • Employer-financed company pension
  • Benefits with pension provisions

Other benefits

  • Subsidies on ZEISS eyeglass lenses
  • Special conditions for ZEISS photo and sporting products
  • Portal for benefits from external providers
  • Microsoft Home Use program
  • Favorable conditions for employees with health insurers and insurance companies


ZEISS runs a broad spectrum of initiatives to promote the health of our employees, In addition to extensive offerings in the area of prevention, such as exercise, nutrition and ergonomics, we also offer good medical care and professional integration management.

Benefits: Exercise


The offering in the area of exercise ranges from regular sports sessions at the company (e.g. active lunch break and Nordic Walking) to a host of collaborations, e.g. with gyms, and the option to have a “business massage.”
A particular highlight every year is the participation of the ZEISS Sports Team in the Einstein Marathon in Ulm.

Benefits: Nutrition


We promote the topic of healthy eating in different areas of life: through conscious nutrition programs with very nutritious yet low-calorie foods – whether you’re at home or at the office.
A key part of this are the healthy meals on offer at the company restaurants, under the heading “FITal at ZEISS.”

Benefits: Psyche


Optimization of working conditions and enhancing people’s individual skills impact psychological health over the long term. In addition to a host of consulting options, either from the company counselor or our external partners, a wide range of programs, talks and seminars are on offer, e.g. on stress management.

Benefits: Medicine


The company medical center not only ensures compliance with legal and internal medical requirements. It also helps prevent, treat and assess work-related illnesses. A host of checkups are on offer, as well as comprehensive medical travel advice.

Benefits: Integration


A special focus of the company’s integration management initiative is on the restoration of health and employability after a long or recurring illness.
Employees receive professional support during recovery and health preservation.

Benefits: Ergonomics


Ergonoics is essential when it comes to establishing and maintaining modern, healthy working conditions. Personal consultation is as much a part of our services portfolio as the systematic analysis and optimization of workspaces.

Global work

Whether in Jena, Oberkochen, or Singapore – with sites in over 30 countries, we offer our employees many possibilities for advancement and interesting places to live.

Global Graduate Program
Global Graduate Program

The ZEISS Global Graduate Program for graduates and young professionals will be tailored to you and your future role.

In cross-divisional and cross-functional assignments, you will assume responsibility for strategic projects and key operational tasks right from the start.

Global Assignments
Global Assignments

With its Global Assignment Program, ZEISS promotes intercultural understanding and the active exchange of knowledge in the company through international assignments.

International Club
International Club at the Berghaus in Thalkirchdorf.
International Club

The ZEISS International Club brings together ZEISS employees from different countries and encourages international employees to take part in regular trips and events.