Career-life balance

Work-life balance

With our products and services, we contribute to better quality of life for many individuals. We also pursue this objective within our company. The best possible quality of life also enhances our employees' health. Having happy, healthy employees is essential to us. After all, this is the only way we can achieve our goals.
In order to do so, not only do we foster a transparent, easy-going atmosphere but we also provide our employees with an infrastructure that offers them optimum support.

Family-friendly corporate structure

We go to great lengths to offer our employees a corporate culture that is as family-friendly as possible. This includes flexible working hours featuring flexitime and annualised hours work contracts, part-time work, parental leave and contributions to child care. We offer our employees subsidised day care places for their children in the Bucher Areal day care centre in Burgdorf and in the day care centre Fauna in Solothurn.

Health and wellness

Staff restaurant
We provide our employees at all Ypsomed sites with subsidised staff restaurants or spacious break rooms. We feel it's important to offer tasty cuisine based on regional and seasonal products. At the company headquarters in Burgdorf, Ypsomed offers its employees sustainable catering in collaboration with SV Service Switzerland.
Around one-third of the world's CO2 emissions are generated by food processing. Our staff restaurant strives to reduce these CO2 emissions to a minimum with the ONE TWO WE programme for which only sustainably produced and processed foods are used.

Fitness and indoor swimming pool
Ypsomed promotes and subsidises its employees' health. At various sites, employees can use selected gyms and swimming pools free of charge for exercising and unwinding.

Corporate sport
We promote and support active sport. For instance, we sponsor our employees' participation in various runs, have our own company football team and are partners of the Swiss "Bike to work" initiative.

Employees who are interested in music have the opportunity to join Ypsomed's own band, "DiaBeatles and the Needlehorns", as well as the company choir.

Absence management
The health of our employees is essential to us. For this reason, we use a variety of initiatives to actively encourage all of our employees to be happy and healthy. These activities have enabled us to reduce the absenteeism rate by 50% in recent years.

Occupational social-welfare counselling
Ypsomed works with the occupational social-welfare counselling company, Movis. Movis offers employees free counselling on personal matters and occupational issues.

Facts and figures

Number of employees
1118 employees worldwide, including 735 in Switzerland.

Proportion of women, proportion of men
40.9 % women, 59.1 % men

Average length of employment
6.4 years