Why Axpo

What we offer you

Our terms of employment feature generous benefits

Mutual trust is essential. We offer flexibility and optimal conditions for our employees to realize their fullest potential at Axpo.

Salary

  • Fair pay at prevailing market rates
  • Performance-based component for all employees

Occupational benefit plan

  • Above-average contribution
  • Employer assumes at least 60% of the premium

Social security

  • Sick pay insurance
  • Continued payment of salary up to 730 days at 100%
  • Collective insurance policies
  • 16 weeks maternity leave at 100%
  • 10 days paternity leave
  • Flexible work schedule
  • At least 22 days of vacation per calendar year
  • Up to 12 paid public holidays per calendar year
  • Additional holidays as a loyalty bonus every five years
  • Opportunities to work from home
  • Wide range of internal training opportunities at Axpo Academy
  • Cost and/or time sharing for training
  • Customised programmes to support development of expertise or leadership skills
Our fringe benefits allow you to travel for less

Benefit from a wide range of concessions, including a free half-fare travelcard, discounted meals at our staff restaurant and subsidised childcare.

Public transportation

  • Free half-fare travel card
  • First-class tickets on business trips made using public transportation
  • Our own fleet of Mobility cars at our Baden location

Parking

  • Parking available on the company premises or in nearby parking garages
  • Free parking spots available at the Beznau location

Meals

  • Staff restaurants with fresh, healthy cuisine at reduced prices
  • Fresh apples daily: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."

Health

  • Massages at the Baden site
  • Discounts at sports clubs / fitness centres
  • Axpo Sportclub
  • Showers/dressing rooms for sports enthusiasts
  • Free external counselling
  • Axpo Cultural Association
  • Discounts on hotels worldwide
  • Various discounted goods and services

Campus Baden

Tradition and the modern age at Axpo’s headquarters in Baden

The Axpo Campus in Baden is equipped with modern workplaces and secure and agile IT solutions. Our headquarters comprises two listed buildings that date to the company’s beginning, several new office buildings as well as a protected infrastructure for the network control center, which operates throughout Europe. We are proud of our roots in Baden and our more than 100 years of existence. 

Baden in brief
  • Centrally located and easily accessible by public transport (15 minutes from Zurich’s main station).
  • The Casino Baden with its restaurant and park is located opposite the Axpo headquarters and is an inviting place to linger or have lunch.
  • The Kurtheater Baden and various museums offer attractive programs and exhibitions.
  • In the picturesque old town of Baden you can stroll around and do your shopping in the numerous shops or at the railway station.
  • Baden is the city of thermal baths. There is a wide range of activities on offer, such as a footbath on the "Thermalbank“. You can also go riversurfing in Baden on the Limmat (www.wellenbaden.ch) 
  • High above the city is the landmark ruin "Stein", with a wonderful view over Baden.
  • Runners find perfect jogging routes along the Limmat. Several fitness centers are within 5 minutes walking distance of the Axpo headquarters.  
  • Various restaurants offer culinary delights and rich meals: Brasserie Schwanen, Frau Meise, Isebähnli, Kafi Zwoi
Our employees' tips
Evelyn Polo Minardi, HR Manager

«Frau Meise is a cozy, quaiant coffee of a former Axpo employee. Definitely in insider tip in the middle of the old town in Baden. It is worth a visit any time, for lunch as well as brunch.»

Stefan Galicic-Scherer, IT Business Partner

«There are various jogging routes around our Baden office. Especially when I sit at my desk a lot, I appreciate going for a run over lunchtime. At Axpo, we have showers and changing rooms, which makes things even easier.»  

Tobias Schmocker, Junior Data Engineer

«For me, surfing the river wave in Baden is like having the sea right next to my office. I can take my board and go surfing on the Limmat over lunchtime or after work.» 

Development

Shaping the future of energy at Axpo

Axpo relies on motivated employees who are willing to learn. To enable you to face current and future challenges successfully, we offer you working conditions that allow you to continue to grow. Demanding assignments and interesting projects will help you to deepen your vocational and methodological skills. You’ll find appropriate opportunities both in your own field of activity as well as in other areas as you continue along your career path.

The energy industry is changing. That means the requirements of your position are changing too. To help you to know exactly what we expect of you, we have incorporated these new requirements into our competency model and tailored our training opportunities accordingly.

Develop your leadership skills through our customised programmes. Learn how to lead your team constructively and in a goal-oriented manner.

Are you highly qualified and ambitious? Do you have potential? We’ll develop you according to your needs, introducing you step-by-step to challenging, complex or more senior roles and activities.

Axpo Academy

Axpo Academy offers a wide range of basic and advanced training, and is available to enable you to further your personal development as well as your expertise or leadership skills within Axpo. Learn more about our training opportunities at:

Axpo Academy

Culture

Our actions shape our culture

Optimal conditions enable our employees to act individually. So that we too can find new solutions, implement projects, and develop innovative products in a challenging environment. We rely on your powers of innovation, your leadership, and your entrepreneurial thinking and action.

You can rely on the quality of our work. Our results set us apart. Our commitment guarantees the best service for our customers. Entrepreneurial thinking takes us one step further and contributes to mutual success. Axpo is locally anchored and globally present. We stand for security, quality and sustainability.

For profitable investment in a cleaner future. Axpo is proud to be the largest Swiss producer of renewable energies and demonstrates that environmental sustainability makes business sense. We seek long-term profitability that gives us the freedom to act and makes us competitive.

That’s why Axpo considers it both a privilege and an obligation to respect humans and nature while constantly striving to maintain a healthy balance between the best possible protection and optimum use of valuable energy resources. This is a commitment we also make to our employees.

So we can shape the technologies of the future. Since its founding over 100 years ago, Axpo has been a technology pioneer. The company’s investment from the outset in people and technology brought the Swiss population prosperity and a highly reliable energy supply. Today Axpo is setting the course for supplying energy tomorrow. As the largest producer of renewable energies in Switzerland, Axpo makes sustainable investments in the technologies of the future. Our focus is on hydropower, wind and biomass at optimal locations in Switzerland and abroad. In the area of energy trading and distribution, we are shaping the business of energy with new solutions for our customers.

Because Axpo wants to remain among the best. We take initiative, actively help to shape change and show leadership. We are market-oriented, and are always looking for the optimal and most economical solution for our customers. To this end, we respond quickly and decisively to new challenges, deliver results, and continue to build on what we have already achieved.  

Because diversity encourages new ideas. Axpo operates in over 30 European countries and unites roughly 140 job profiles under one roof. The diversity of people and skills enables us to develop promising energy solutions for tomorrow. Because our diversity is the basis for our innovative power. By combining our efforts we unlock new opportunities for our customers and the market.

Respectful interactions create trust. We gladly take responsibility – for ourselves and others. We communicate openly, honestly and respectfully. Even when demands change rapidly, we determine a course of action and keep on going. Leadership means that every employee contributes to Axpo’s success.

Axpo is active in over 30 countries in Europe and the USA. And linguistic diversity is also lived out at Axpo's headquarters in Baden.

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