GESIS as an employer - We offer

Working at GESIS

Become part of GESIS and benefit from many advantages. We provide attractive workplaces in Cologne or Mannheim and offer you generous home office arrangements. We attach great importance to work-life balance and our employees benefit from our company health management program.

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  • Flexible working hours
  • Mobile working up to 60% of working time in the home office within Germany possible (incl. laptop equipment)
  • Flexitime from 06:00 to 20:00
  • Family-friendly self-image and life-phase-oriented personnel policy (certified by the audit berufundfamilie since 2010)
  • Consideration of family time in the career guidelines
  • Possibility of part-time management
  • Childcare support through places at Fröbel and subsidies
  • Company health management
  • Participation in the sports program of the University of Cologne/Mannheim
  • Parent-child room
Compatibility of work and family life


  • Remuneration according to the collective agreement of the public service of the federal states (TV-L) (Entgelttabelle)
  • Special annual payment
  • Working time of 39.5 hours/week
  • 30 days vacation
  • Promotion of pension provision with the VBLU
  • Funding for part-time studies
  • Open workspaces, individual/two-person offices
  • Good transport links
  • Employee representatives for all employees (works council, equal opportunities officer, representative for severely disabled employees, doctoral and postdoc spokespersons, LGBTIQ+ network)

Personnel development

  • Structured appraisal interviews
  • Individual training opportunities (in-house and external): Soft skills, software, leadership, various subject-specific seminars, German and English courses
  • Collegial networks in the Leibniz Association
  • Funding and partial funding for part-time Bachelor's and Master's degrees
  • Support for internal job changes and change requests
  • Internal management curriculum
  • Individual management coaching