Upwork employee benefits

Discover the employees benefits and perks available to Upwork employees.

Benefits and perks at Upwork

Learn about the 14 benefits and perks Upwork offers its employees.

Pet insurance

Nationwide Pet Insurance now provides coverage to all pets within your life!

Disability insurance

Upwork offers both short term disability (STD) and long term disability(LTD) insurance.

Unlimited time off

Take as much time off as you want as long as it doesn't interfere with your ability to do your work.

Fertility benefits

Upwork will reimburse up to $3,000 for eligible fertility or adoption related expenses per plan year.

Employee assistance program (EAP)

Upwork offers an on demand mental health platform, Ginger.IO, along with a parenting support tool, Cleo.

Life insurance

Life Insurance coverage of 2X up to $300,000. Employees can also purchase coverage for a Spouse/DP and child(ren).

Paid parental leave

Upwork provides employees time to bond with their newborn and family. We offer up to 12 weeks of fully Paid Parental Leave.

Volunteer opportunities

In addition to company organized opportunities, we offer paid time off for volunteering at your favorite local organizations.

Commuter benefits

You can elect up to max of $260 pre-tax for transit and parking. Upwork will match 50% of your pretax contributions each month.

Equity benefits

Upwork offers equity as part of our standard compensation package. We also allow qualified employees to purchase company shares at a discounted price.

Childcare benefits

Upwork offers dependent care flexible spending accounts. In addition, we offer a $100 monthly credit from Trusted for backup and emergency child care services.

Healthcare benefits

Medical, dental, and vision insurance + Upwork provides an annual HSA contribution. You may also contribute pre-tax dollars to a Health Care FSA and Dependent Care FSA account.

Wellness benefits

We reimburse employees up to $50 per month for fitness related expenses. We have a corporate partnership with 24 Hour Fitness, but you can apply to your preferred gym or approved wellness expense.

Retirement benefits

Upwork offers a traditional pre-tax 401(K) along with an after-tax Roth IRA option. Upwork matches 50% of every dollar contributed by employees into their 401(k) up to $5,000 per year. Employers match is fully vested after 1 year of service.

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