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.

A great place to live

CERN is located right on the border between France and Switzerland giving the option to its employees to live in either one country. Whether you choose the scenic French countryside or the beautifully diverse city of Geneva you will benefit from a top-rated quality of life. The Geneva airport is situated only 15 minutes away and the whole of Europe is within a few hours reach away.



CERN’s Diversity Policy is based on the three principles of “appreciating differences, fostering equality and promoting collaboration” which are drawn from CERN’s Diversity value.

The policy aims at achieving an optimally diverse workforce; the creativity and innovation that comes from a diversity of ideas and perspectives; and a work environment that reflects the diversity value in all policies, procedures and practice.

The dimensions of diversity covered by this policy are nationality/culture, profession, age/generation and gender, as well individual differences such as ethnic origin, sexual orientation, belief, disability, or opinions provided that they are consistent with the Organisation’s values.

An enviable work-life balance

People at CERN benefit from 6 weeks' paid holiday as well as 2 weeks' Christmas Shutdown. The reference working week is 40 hours and the working day is 8 hours. Employees are entitled to annual leave of 2.5 working days per month of service. Other special leave includes maternity, paternity and adoption leave, as well as home leave for some staff members. There is also the possibility to purchase additional leave to allow for some flexibility in working hours.

All the clubs you can imagine

From music to sports to photography, the list goes on and on. You won't be able to help finding something that floats your boat (maybe the yachting club?).