Benefits and Perks

In addition to an exciting career opportunity, CERN offers a comprehensive benefits package like no other.

People here enjoy living a truly cosmopolitan life, in the heart of Europe. The environment offers a myriad of leisure activities with excellent benefits, great remuneration and the freedom to work flexibly, it’s not just the work and atmosphere that makes people enjoy their jobs, it’s the tangible elements that they receive too.

An attractive financial package

Benefit from a salary exempt from national income tax with a first-rate pension fund. Furthermore, Staff recruited outside the local region may be eligible for an international indemnity, special home leave and installation/removal benefits.

Your wellbeing is our concern

With an onsite social & medical service, and a comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme, CERN makes the health of its members of personnel a priority.

The opportunity to constantly develop yourself and your career

Access to on-the-job training and to CERN’s on-site training programmes.

A town within a town for an optimal quality of life

On-site, CERN has a bank, post-office, travel agency and library, not to mention access to three restaurants and free parking every day. Clubs of all kinds are there to enrich your daily life and activities. Furthermore, CERN offers help in finding accommodation with a dedicated housing service.

Because significant others matter

CERN promotes and safeguards the welfare of families and children. Benefit from family and child allowances, kindergarten and close-by crèche and partial reimbursement of education fees for your children. Furthermore, maternity, paternity and adoption leave are among the special leave also granted.

Make the most of your spare time

People at CERN benefit from 6 weeks’ paid holidays as well as 2 weeks’ Christmas Shutdown. A saved leave scheme allows staff members to ‘purchase’ additional leave which affords greater short-term flexibility in their working time.


Find out more about Your Life@CERN (Note: brochure published by the Diversity Office for staff members)