Being a parent at Swiss Re

At Swiss Re, we understand that having children and bringing them up is a source of great joy; that one's life takes on a new quality that shapes the day-to-day routine. We want to help our employees balance their career and family responsibilities and it is important to us that our employees can always put their families first. Therefore, we offer a range of programmes, services and support.

In general, our employees can count on diverse options, such as additional family allowance, one-off childbirth allowance, additional paid maternity and paternity leave, or the option to take unpaid leave. These benefits are tailored to the local needs of our workforce and therefore differ from region to region. In and around Zurich, for instance, we offer a number of reserved places at day care centres. In Bratislava – one of our high growth locations – we have honoured the concept of "maternity buddies" since 2015: Every mother on maternity leave has a maternity buddy who informs her about current activities in the team, news concerning the organisation as well as open positions to encourage their return.