Benefits at Upwork

Upwork provides paid parental leave, fertility benefits, childcare benefits and 11 other employee benefits and perks.

Retirement benefits

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.

Wellness benefits

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.

Healthcare benefits

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.

Miscellaneous

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.

Equity benefits

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.

Commuter benefits

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.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer opportunities

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

Paid parental leave

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.

Life insurance

Life insurance

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

Employee assistance program (EAP)

Employee assistance program (EAP)

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

Fertility benefits

Fertility benefits

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

Unlimited time off

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.

Disability insurance

Disability insurance

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

Miscellaneous

Pet insurance

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

Marketplace
Number of employees

201-500

2015

Hayden Brown

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