Benefits in our Brussels office
Here’s an overview of our offer and benefits in Brussels. We know everyone needs a little something different to do their best work and if you’d like to learn more about why we offer what we do visit our offer overview page here.
Financial benefits and discounts
RSUs: We offer everyone who works for us RSUs as we’re building Wise together and want you to share in the success of our $5billion company on a mission.
Personal development: There’s no shortage of learning opportunities at Wise and it’s up to you to choose where you want to develop your skills. That’s why all our employees have a dedicated yearly allowance to boost their professional development.
Meal vouchers: For each day you work, we’ll contribute €6.91 daily towards meal vouchers for you to use on lunches and groceries through our meal voucher provider.
Transportation contribution: Travel with public transport is encouraged and Wise offers a contribution to the cost. Do you bike to the office? Even better, you’ll benefit from our bikers’ allowance.
Home office and communications allowance: With Wise’s hybrid work model everyone has the freedom to decide which days to spend in the office, at home or elsewhere in the world. Setting up and maintaining a home office has its own financial toll, though – to compensate, Wise offers a monthly home office and communications allowance.
Health and wellbeing
Hospitalisation and group insurance: We have insurance through AXA assistance which covers hospital coverage, critical illness insurance and an online GP service. AXA’s pension group insurance gives all Brussels Wiser’s peace of mind when thinking about their long term pension savings goals
Employee Assistance Programme: Our assistance programme provides 24/7 expert guidance and specialist support on any issue, from everyday matters to more serious problems that affect our employee’s wellbeing. Available online, over the phone and face to face, it’s free for all employees and confidential.
Annual leave: You’ll get 25 working days of annual leave (not including local public holidays) per year to rest , relax and recharge your batteries.
‘Me days’: 3 ‘me days’ per year to help them manage life — this can be used for life admin, when the world becomes a little too much, or for errands like vet visits.
Compassionate days: We try our best to help our employees balance their work life with their personal/family life. There may be times when you need to care for another, have a family emergency that you weren’t expecting, or a bereavement. Compassionate leave is in place to use in these situations and covers up to 5 paid days per calendar year.
Paid sabbatical: To reward the time and effort you’ll put into Wise after 4 years working here, you’ll have the option to take 6-weeks paid time off and £1,000 financial support in addition to your annual leave.
Leave for parents — Family comes first and we don’t want people to miss out on any of the special, important moments.
So we offer:
- 18 fully paid weeks of birth leave (both maternity and paternity), if you’ve been at Wise for 1+ year at the due date or adoption date. This applies regardless of gender, or their partner’s parental leave policies.
- 10 days leave on full pay for any Wisers affected by pregnancy loss, including those who are partners or surrogate mothers.
- Parental leave – For each child, each parent is entitled to a maximum of 4 months of parental leave. This can be taken in 4 months full-time, 8 months half-time, 20 months 4/5th or finally 40 months 1/10th, in accordance with Belgian regulations.
Hybrid model of flexible working*: Our employees can work remotely for 90 days a year. By ‘remote’ we don’t just mean from home, but from wherever in the world our employees choose. In addition to that, employees can choose to work from home up to three days a week. Find out more about our hybrid model of flexible working and why we introduced it from here.
*subject to tax, visa, performance and operational needs
Volunteering day off: All full-time, active employees are provided 8 hours of paid Volunteer Time on an annual basis.
A home away from home
Food and drinks: Wise’s membership at a local co-working space provides you everything necessary for a hot beverage and simple meals.
Social events and paid company trip: Our team in Brussels has a monthly budget for team activities. Every year, we take all our employees on a paid company trip. The goal is to bring everyone together, have fun, align with our goals and celebrate our mission. Unfortunately the global pandemic has put our loved tradition on hold, but we’re definitely bringing it back when we can. Until then, we’re connecting locally, where and in ways we can.