Our employment conditions

Keeping pace with the times – that’s what we offer you

We want you to help us to share our enthusiasm with our customers. To fulfil this promise, we offer attractive terms of employment and working conditions – whatever your situation in life.

You benefit from these attractive conditions:

  • Flexible working hours and six weeks’ holiday

  • Fair salaries and attractive benefits

  • Modern and ergonomic working environment

  • Varied basic and advanced training opportunities

  • Certified health management

    • We have received multiple awards recognizing us as one of the most attractive employers in Switzerland

Working hours & holidays – harmonizing career & private life

Our working time models and holiday regulations are based on the conviction that performance is improved by a good work-life balance. Our employees benefit from flexible working hours, compensation for overtime and in many cases the possibility of working from home. We also encourage part-time work for managers. And our holiday regulations speak for themselves: all employees are entitled to six weeks’ holiday, as well as the option to extend their holidays by up to three weeks by exchanging salary for holidays.

Salaries & benefits – fair & attractive

We are committed to fair salaries that reflect roles, experience and personal performance. Our basic principle is to pay the same basic salary for equivalent roles. Our employees also benefit from a range of staff offers, including preferential conditions on selected PostFinance services, the SBB half-fare travelcard or a discounted GA travelcard, and Swiss Post staff vouchers for purchasing products at The link will open in a new windowpostshop.ch. PostFinance employees also benefit from discounts on various offers and services such as fitness subscriptions, health insurance or concerts.

Workplaces – represented throughout Switzerland

We operate throughout the whole of Switzerland. We have a total of more than 40 branches in cities and larger towns offering our customers advice where they live. Around half of our 3,900 employees work at our headquarters in Berne. Zofingen, our second largest location, is where most of our IT is located. Other important locations include Bellinzona, Bulle, Kriens, Münchenstein, Netstal and St. Gallen. Most of our locations have a flexible workplace policy. In addition, working from home is also possible for many roles.

Basic & advanced training – getting ahead together

Well-trained employees who put their skills to good use are crucial to our success. PostFinance offers careers for both specialists and managers. We offer a wide range of basic and advanced specialist, project and management training courses: we train our employees internally with on-the-job training, e-learning and face-to-face training. We provide financial support and/or work time for worthwhile external basic and advanced training. In particular, we also encourage young employees to take on management tasks in projects and small teams. PostFinance also gives employees the opportunity to work temporarily in a different role.

Health management – fit with PostFinance

We consider it extremely important to maintain and promote good health among our employees. Since 2009, workplace health management has been firmly anchored at PostFinance, with a focus on preventive measures ranging from flexible working hours and ergonomic workplaces to discounts on sports and fitness packages. For example, there are changing rooms available at the larger locations and TRX fitness rooms in Berne. For managers, we also offer training on the prevention of stress-related illness. Equally important to us is proper care and support for employees who fall ill or suffer accidents. Employees who are absent for extended periods receive support from our case management programme.

Recognized as an attractive employer

We want to offer our employees the best possible working conditions, and we are proud of the multiple certifications and awards we have received in recognition of our efforts. For example, for several years now we have borne the “Friendly Work Space” label, which is awarded to companies for their work on improving employees’ health. Among students and graduates, we have also been voted for years as one of the top 100 most attractive employers in Switzerland.

First-hand accounts – our employees talk about their job

  • “For the sake of my floorball career, I have to be able to arrange my working hours flexibly. But because I can work from home and on a part-time basis, I manage to find the right balance. I’m very happy that I also get support from my colleagues: they’re always tolerant and they take my work off my hands when I’m on the road for a few days for a sporting event. And I’ve also taken the opportunity to buy additional holiday leave, which allowed me to take part in the 2016 World Cup in Riga.”

  • “In my previous role as team leader at the Contact Center in St. Gallen, I was given the opportunity to work temporarily in a different job. The change involved moving to Berne for seven months. My manager at the time supported me in my decision and enabled me to make the change quickly and easily. This opportunity to work temporarily in a different role helped me to get ahead in my career and opened up new perspectives to me. At the same time, it also motivated me to see my own work in a wider context.” 
     

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