Benefits in our Melbourne office
Here’s an overview of our offer and benefits in Melbourne. 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. Find out more here.
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.
Health and wellbeing
Parental leave: 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 parental leave (both maternity and paternity) for birth or adoption, 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.
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 21 days annual leave per year to rest, relax and recharge your batteries.
Paid sick leave: You can use 15 fully paid days of sick leave in a rolling 1 year period.
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.
Hybrid 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 you choose*. In addition to that, employees can choose to work from home too. Find out more about our hybrid way of working.
*subject to tax, visa, performance and operational needs
Compassionate leave: 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.
‘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.
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
Social events: We arrange various local company events throughout the year, as well as coming together for larger gatherings with our colleagues around the world, for example, Mission Days. The goal is to bring everyone together, have fun, align on our goals and celebrate our mission.
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