Work for GEOTEST

Are you looking for a job that fascinates you? You have come to the right place.

Our recipe for success: the interdisciplinary network of our wide-ranging business areas. This is why our team of almost 180 employees come from the most diverse disciplines and professions. We employ geologists, geophysicists, civil engineers, geoinformatics specialists, technicians, geographers, electrical engineers, forestry engineers, geotechnical engineers, biologists, back-office managers, IT specialists and technical drawing experts.


As a result, our customers benefit from integrative and individual solutions. And our team profits from involvement in a multitude of exciting projects.

Because we know who we have to thank for our success, we offer our employees not only a highly dynamic, agile and innovative working environment, but also the best training opportunities available.

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GEOTEST as an employer

We are a highly motivated team with a common passion: geosciences.

In our work interactions, we place great value on flat hierarchies, collegiality, transparency, commitment, interdisciplinary exchange and innovative spirit.

Find out more about our culture and our values.

We offer our employees

  • a dynamic, agile and innovative working environment

  • a highly motivated and technically skilled team

  • interdisciplinary internal networking

  • a multitude of exciting projects

  • varied and demanding assignments in Switzerland and abroad

  • opportunities for further training

  • working facilities with good transport links and mobile working possibilities

  • various benefits


Both the GEOTEST head office in Zollikofen and the six other branch offices are centrally located and easily accessible by both public transport and private vehicle. For field work, we use our company-owned fleet of vehicles and personal Mobility Business subscriptions.

All employees have a personal working area.


All our employees are equipped with a state-of-the-art business laptop and comprehensive remote access. This makes it easy to work on the road or at home, and employees of many functions make use of this possibility occasionally.

As an additional mobility incentive, all employees receive an SBB Half-Fare subscription, a national flat-rate calling plan and a contribution towards the cost of their mobile phone.

Employee support

The advancement of our employees is extremely important to us. We therefore support our employees in their personal development. In the course of regular appraisal meetings, areas for development are jointly identified and appropriate measures are agreed upon.

GEOTEST participates generously in various forms of individual training and further training projects. In this way we ensure the competency of our employees for challenging tasks.

Supporting a healthy lifestyle

We support the individual well-being of our employees. For this reason, we encourage physical exercise as a balance to work activity. For example, we sponsor participation in various sporting events (e.g. the SOLA relay race), we have an in-house Yoga and Pilates course, and we participate in the nationwide “Bike to work” initiative.

Showers are available on our premises – for after jogging during the lunch break or commuting to work by bike.

Conditions of employment

We are committed to a fair, simply structured and, as far as possible, market-driven wage policy. The individual annual salary is determined on the basis of function-based criteria and is of course independent of gender. The rule is: equal pay for equal work. In this respect, GEOTEST is regularly audited by independent inspection agencies. In addition to receiving a 13th-month salary, employees are paid a bonus depending on the success of the company. The fringe benefits are transparent for all employees.

Pension fund

GEOTEST has its own solid and sustainably financed staff pension fund. The insurance benefits in the risk area are markedly above the Swiss average. More information can be found under

Accident insurance and sick pay

In the event of an illness or accident, our employees receive their continued salary payments for a period that is longer than the national average.

Childcare allowance

Employees with children benefit from an additional childcare allowance offered by GEOTEST. The allowance is linked to the existing national child and education allowances (maximum age 26 years), but is dependent on the number of hours worked.

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