Employee Benefits, Berlin

AKQA is committed to developing wellbeing and supporting life choices for our team.

We provide an extensive range of benefits. The healthier our lifestyles, the better resilience and longevity we are likely to have. We believe in providing resources that will alleviate distractions allowing employees to do their best work.

Health and wellbeing

To keep you active and healthy both physically and mentally.


Additional healthcare budget

We offer an annual budget for any additional health services not covered by insurance, including daily hospital allowance, alternative medicine, dental services, preventive examinations and vaccinations.

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Doctor app

AKQA offers free access to doctors 24/7 through an app, providing medical advice, answering questions and giving employees peace of mind.

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Mental health

Becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health problems or worsen existing issues. AKQA has many places for employees to reach out for support and advice.

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Dental care

Employees have the option to get dental treatment costs reimbursed as part of their annual additional healcare budget.

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Eye tests

Employees have the option to opt into optical care as part of their annual healthcare budget.


EAP - Employee Assistance Programme

A free 24/7 confidential service that offers practical support on work, family, relationships, money and health.



We provide a Macbook to make your working environment at home as comfortable as possible, AKQA contributes towards equipment to get you set up, including your internet costs.


Dogs in the studio

Being around our pets can reduce stress, increase cognitive abilities and social interaction and counteract depression and anxiety. That’s why AKQA welcomes employees to bring dogs into the studio.

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Sports membership

We have partnered with Urban Sports Club for discounted membership plans, with access to more than 50 different activities, from gyms to yoga, to swimming or climbing.

Learning and development

To help you grow and develop in your role, and to reach your full potential.


AKQA Insight

AKQA Insight features presentations, case studies and points of view from across the AKQA global network, plus external guest speakers and key figures from innovative disciplines.

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Management programme

Managers can significantly impact business outcomes, employee engagement, and performance. We ensure all line managers have the opportunity to attend a four-module programme, teaching them skills to become effective managers.


LinkedIn Learning and Coursera

Everyone can benefit from our subscription to LinkedIn Learning – an online training platform providing access to thousands of courses. AKQA also provides Coursera, a platform with an extensive list of accredited courses by Google and more.

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Departmental and individual training

We offer team and individual development opportunities, including one to ones with qualified coaches, industry-related events and accredited qualifications.

Personal development

Personal development and study leave

Regular workshops cover a wide range of topics, including Presentation Skills and Mental Health First Aid. German language tuition is also available. The German educational leave programme offers up to ten paid days to attend certified studies every two consecutive calendar years.

Lifestyle choices

To ensure a healthy work-life balance.


Annual holiday

We offer 25 days’ annual holiday per year plus bank holidays. We offer an additional day of annual holiday for each completed year at AKQA, up to 30 days.

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Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

ERGs and groups across our network can be joined to unite employees around a shared identity or interest. We know connecting with colleagues is important, whether in person or virtually, so we host regular events, breakfasts and more. A ping pong table is available for games with coworkers.

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Flexible working

We recognise the importance of quality time away from work; AKQA is open to flexible working patterns, from reducing weekly hours to working from home.



Through our online partner Mitarbeiterangebote.de, employees can benefit from offers and discounts from global travel, fashion, technology, banking, and entertainment brands.

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Fruit, tea and coffee

Complimentary fresh fruit, herbal teas and drinks are available with milk alternatives such as soya and almond. There are also multiple coffee machines throughout the studio.


Wedding and moving day off

AKQA offers employees two days of paid leave to celebrate their wedding, we also provide one paid day off to help employees who are moving.

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Recruitment referral scheme

We pay a financial bonus if you refer a candidate who ends up being permanently employed by AKQA.

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Remote working

Time working remotely outside of Berlin can be requested.

Saving and protection

To help you plan for the future and for times when you may need support.



We offer a pension scheme with a 20% contribution from AKQA; different plans are available, including the green rent, which invests only in sustainability. Regular meetings with pension consultants help guide employees through their options.


Family leave

At AKQA, we understand the importance of family life. If a child or other dependant is unwell and time off is required to care for them, we offer emergency leave.


Travel allowance

We provide an allowance towards yearly BVG public transport.

Prioritising you is essential to your wellbeing, particularly during the ongoing challenges in the world. Self-care strategies allow you to take charge of your mental and physical health. In addition to organised opportunities through sport, yoga and meditation, we’ve compiled a wide range of self-care resources for families and individuals, combined with continuous positive lifestyle encouragement and support for our employees.