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  • 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report

Achieving a good work-life balance at Deutsche Telekom in Germany

We offer our employees attractive offers to help them achieve a better work-life balance. Achieving this requires more flexible work models, family-friendly options, effective health promotion and not least, a sustainable anchoring of work-life balance in the corporate culture:

  • Childcare offers: At a number of sites with large numbers of employees, Deutsche Telekom provides childcare facilities, holiday childcare programs, and parent-and-child offices. 
  • Free advisory and referral services: Through our cooperation partner “awo lifebalance” and an online service, we support our employees with childcare (including emergency care), care for relatives, and household services. 
  • Employee networks: Through various networks, such as the “Fathers' Network” or “Stay in contacT”, we provide information for reconciling work and family life, as well as contacts and discussion forums.
  • Family fund: We support employee projects that help them improve their work-life balance. 
  • Social fund: We provide fast financial aid to employees who find themselves in financial difficulties through no fault of their own. We also offer subsidies for recreational activities for severely disabled children. 
  • Welfare service: We provide support for children who have lost one or both parents, are committed to employees in crisis situations and students from low-income families, and promote leisure activities for senior citizens. 
  • Recreation service: Employees can take advantage of low-cost family holidays, such as at one of our 18 holiday resorts.

Our complete range of offers for a better work-life balance can be found at