Our future as a company depends on a workplace that enables employees to achieve their full potential – both at work and outside the office.

We seek to recruit, develop and retain talented individuals who want to make a difference to the lives of patients across the globe. We regularly assess our talent to identify high performance and provide support for those who display potential for further growth – e.g. through further education, leadership training and on-the-job assignments.


To support our people in achieving their full potential, our permanent employees globally can participate in a wide range of internal and external learning and development programs, designed to meet learning objectives and development needs, as well as supporting overall employee wellbeing.

Our Learning and Development Guide supports employees in identifying goals and learning objectives, personal aspirations and development actions. We emphasize results-oriented coaching, encourage internal mentorship, offer a variety of training programs, and fully support language learning.

Idorsia provides financial assistance to employees who wish to advance their education through an accredited university or business school.

We regularly assess our talent to identify high performance and provide support for those who display potential for further growth. For employees taking on additional responsibilities, we have a leadership program designed to help managers become great leaders. Coaching and mentoring programs are also offered to employees on a global scale.

In 2020, we launched a global virtual program that offers employees a possibility to learn from other colleagues. The main purpose of this program is to encourage cross-functional learning for all employees worldwide – for example, an expert in IT learning about the drug discovery process.

Programs to upgrade employee skills cover both soft and more technical. New programs are offered based on employees’ development needs and on relevance to job fulfillment and performance objectives; they are identified through our verified network of training program providers.

At our headquarters in Allschwil, for example, soft skills programs include training relating to constructive communication, interviewing skills, cross-cultural communication, effectiveness for long-term performance and well-being, persuading and influencing, leadership courses for new or newly appointed managers, and various levels of programs for employees seeking to improve presentation skills.

In the US, we offer professional work development training on such topics as Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Work (all employees), Employment Law Essentials for Managers (people managers only) and Preventing Discrimination & Harassment (all employees). A variety of career-based training and development programs are available, both internal and external.


In every geographical location, on top of our competitive compensation structure for permanent employees (comprising base salary, discretionary annual bonus, and long-term incentive plan for eligible employees), we offer a wide range of benefits aimed at making the life of our employees balanced, enriched and enjoyable.

Benefits include health, pension, disability and maternity benefits. Depending on local requirements, additional benefits may be available.

For example, at our headquarters in Switzerland, we offer subsidized on-site daycare for children from age 3 months to 6 years. There are also various free-time benefits relating to cultural and sporting activities. In addition to our stock-based programs, we recognize individual long-term engagement with Idorsia through a special “anniversary vacation” (4 weeks’ fully paid sabbatical leave) when employees reach their 10th, 20th and 30th anniversary of employment with Idorsia. Disconnecting from work for an extended period to pursue personal interests leaves employees energized and ready to immerse themselves when they return.