Compensation Philosophy

Zymeworks offers employees a comprehensive compensation package, which includes salary programs, excellent benefits, an outstanding work environment and career development opportunities. Through these comprehensive offerings, every individual has the chance to achieve significant growth, both financially and professionally.

When creating a compensation package, we benchmarked ourselves against leading biotechnology companies to ensure that Zymeworks’ employees enjoy the most competitive benefits possible. Through our performance-based bonus plan and employee stock-option grants, we continue to provide our staff with the possibility of additional rewards with the potential to far exceed the median of our competitor group.

Health Benefits

Comprehensive extended health care coverage is important to Zymeworks management and to our employees. We offer extended medical, prescription drug, and vision coverage; dental benefits; and access to an Emergency Assistance Program (EAP). This coverage helps our professionals feel good about themselves and their family, stay healthy and balance the demands of work and life.

Fitness Reimbursement

Being healthy and contributing to the team and the Company’s goals also means staying fit, getting out of the office and enjoying some of the natural beauty that Vancouver has to offer. Zymeworks’ fitness reimbursement policy allows employees to have certain fitness membership costs reimbursed on an annual basis. Corporate packages negotiated with select providers means that employee’s benefits go the extra mile.

Networks: Professional relationships matter

Building and maintaining scientific relationships and professional networks are cornerstones of our employee development philosophy. Zymeworks encourages these relationships through policies designed to recognize their contributions to our business, as well as through programs that encourage and reimburse continuing education and public speaking courses.

ZymeCARES: Giving back to the community

Zymeworks believes that giving back to the community benefits everybody. In addition to our support of local charities, Zymeworks recognizes that employees may have causes or interests to which they donate their time. In recognition of our employees’ commitment to giving back to the community, each calendar year employees can volunteer for five days with local not-for-profit organizations or charities without having to utilize their vacation allotment. Their experiences and contributions are an important part of what makes Vancouver a great place to live, and Zymeworks a great place to work.