South San Francisco, CA
13,000 Total Employees
450 Local Employees
Year Founded: 1983

Benefits at ZS

ZS offers competitive and comprehensive benefits, and strives to foster an inclusive environment for all. In addition to full medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, ZS offers generous PTO, family leave and fertility benefits, opportunities for learning and development, volunteer opportunities, social events, and a robust Belonging Network to engage with like-minded ZSers around the globe.

Financial + Retirement


ZS helps our people prepare for their future with 401(k) retirement savings.

401(K) matching

ZS offers 3% matching.

Charitable contribution matching

ZS matches employee donations and/or volunteer time, up to an annual maximum of $2,000 USD.

Performance bonus

At ZS, year-end bonuses are paid out before the end of December. Bonuses are determined by company and personal performance, weighted heavily towards your own efforts.

Child Care + Parental Leave

Childcare benefits

ZS provides access to back-up care for children, adult, elder family members and pets during a lapse or breakdown in normal care arrangements at a significantly reduced rate, up to 10 times per year.

Company sponsored family events

ZS offers many company sponsored events, both inside and outside of the office, including holiday parties, bring your child to work day, and admission to sporting events and amusement parks.

Family medical leave

The Family Leave Program offers 10 weeks of paid time off for the birth or adoption of a child or the serious health condition of a family member. 

Generous parental leave

The Family Leave Program offers 10 weeks of paid time off for the birth or adoption of a child or the serious health condition of a family member. 

Return-to-work program post parental leave

Fertility benefits

ZS covers medically required infertility services, as well as egg retrieval cycles, cryopreservation and egg freezing.

Office Perks

Commuter benefits

ZS offers pre-tax commuter benefits to all employees.

Company-sponsored outings

ZS offers many company events, including annual holiday parties, summer outings and other events.

Company-sponsored happy hours

Join ZS teams for happy hours, such as a meet and greet with a local chapter of a ZSer-led resource group or office-wide beverage cart.

Recreational clubs

Join one of our many ZSer-led groups, including sports leagues, book clubs and more.

Relocation assistance

ZS provides relocation assistance on an as-needed basis. ZSers can work with the ZS mobility team and their HR lead on their specific circumstances.

Free snacks and drinks

ZS offices have stocked kitchens with drinks and snacks.

Some meals provided

Professional Development

Customized development tracks

Job training & conferences

ZS offers dedicated learning and training resources available from day one, enabling ZSers to gain skills, capabilities and knowledge relevant to their professional growth.

Mentorship program

At ZS, you’ll receive guidance from various mentors, including your Professional Development (PD) Coach, Project Mentor and Buddy.

Online course subscriptions available

Paid industry certifications

Promote from within

Lunch and learns

ZS business groups, Inclusion and Diversity Groups, third-party subject matter experts and nonprofits organizations frequently hold Lunch and Learns for ZSers to attend in-office or virtually.

Continuing education available during work hours

Tuition reimbursement

ZSers with at least 36 months of tenure may seek ZS support for advanced studies. ZS also partners with SoFi for student loan refinancing.

Personal development training


Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff

Diversity manifesto

Documented equal pay policy

Highly diverse management team

ZSers elect leadership each cycle, a structure ZS’s founders established to ensure cultural continuity and elevate leaders who embody the firm’s dedication to strategy, innovation & collaboration.

Mandated unconscious bias training

ZS aims to provide a bias-neutral experience for ZSers, including the hiring process and performance management. We offer support & training at all levels and are guided by our Hiring Bill of Rights.

Diversity employee resource groups

All ZSers are invited to join our ZSer-led global Inclusion and Diversity Groups and Belonging Networks that help give voice to underrepresented ZSers across our firm.

Hiring practices that promote diversity

ZS strives for a bias-neutral hiring experience at each step of the process, and provides training and resources for all ZS interviewers. ZS developed a Hiring Bill of Rights to outline our commitment

Diversity recruitment program

The ZS SEED program is designed to help ZS engage with bright young minds at historically Black colleges and universities.

Health Insurance + Wellness

Dental insurance

ZS offers employees, spouses/domestic partners and dependents access to a complete dental plan for a low monthly premium, including preventive and basic services.

Disability insurance

ZS provides short term disability benefits for up to six months. After six months, you may be eligible for benefits under ZS’s long-term disability program.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

ZSers can opt-in to cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contributions.

Health insurance

ZS offers comprehensive medical insurance to employees, spouses/domestic partners and dependents for a low monthly premium.

Life insurance

ZS covers the cost of basic insurance at 100%.

Vision insurance

ZS offers vision insurance as part of the ZS medical plan.

Wellness programs

All ZSers are invited to join Healthy Minds @ ZS, an employee resource group that prioritizes mental health for all. ZS also offers perks such as discounted fitness classes through local gyms.

Mental health benefits

ZS offer mental health benefits through medical insurance and has partnered with Workplace Options to support ZSers and their immediate family members/dependents with in-the-moment support.

Transgender health care benefits


Volunteer in local community

ZSers have many opportunities to volunteer, donate and participate in pro-bono projects and events, throughout the year and on our global annual day of giving, ZS Cares Day.

Flexible work schedule

ZSers can work with their HR leader to request accommodations based on their individual needs.

Open door policy

Open office floor plan

Pair programming

Partners with nonprofits

ZS partners with many nonprofits, locally and globally, to provide volunteer hours and pro-bono project support.

Remote work program

ZSers can work with their HR leader to request accommodations based on their individual needs.

Team based strategic planning

Employee resource groups

Employee-led culture committees

Hybrid work model

In-person all-hands meetings

ZS leadership conducts a company-wide meeting in a different ZS location each quarter, ensuring ZSers around the globe have the opportunity to connect with our leaders no matter where they're located.

Employee awards

Vacation + Time Off

Generous PTO

ZSs receive three weeks of paid time off per year. Principal and manager level roles start with four weeks of paid time off.

Paid volunteer time

ZSers have the opportunity to participate in our global day of service, ZS Cares Day, as well as many volunteer and pro-bono projects throughout the year.

Paid holidays

Paid sick days

ZS offers up to one week of paid sick leave annually, in addition to regular PTO.

Flexible time off

Floating holidays

Bereavement leave benefits

Additional Perks + Benefits

In addition to these benefits, ZS also offers: travel assistance insurance, SoFi student loan refinancing options, Milk Stork breast milk delivery services for working mothers, PerkSpot corporate discounts, and many options for professional development, networking and learning and development.