Prognos as an employer

Career at Prognos

Are you ready to shape the future with us? We are always looking for analytical and creative thinkers.






scientific disciplines

Topics that make a difference. People who inspire.

Prognos advises decision-makers on matters of the future. We are known. We are trusted. Since 1959 we have been promoting movement and change in business, society and politics with reliable facts and figures. Today, our good reputation precedes us thanks to our factual orientation and political independence. That is how we have made a name for ourselves – in Switzerland and beyond. Today we are based in Basel, Brussels, Berlin and six other German cities.

Drei Kolleginnen und Kollegen im Gespräch.
Drei Kolleginnen und Kollegen im Gespräch.
Kolleginnen und Kollegen in einer Präsentation.
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Drei Kolleginnen und Kollegen im Gespräch.
Eine Kollegin und ein Kollege im Gespräch.

Current vacancies

We look forward to receiving your application!

We are always on the lookout for analytical and creative thinkers who are keen to play an active role in shaping our future. Here you will find all open positions at our 9 locations.

Take the initiative.

Our current vacancies do not fit your profile? No problem! We look forward to receiving your meaningful unsolicited application.

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Prognos Career Network

As a member of our career network (Flyer), you get a peek behind the scenes of our work via newsletter. In addition, if a job or cooperation idea suits you particularly well, we will contact you personally.

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Working at Prognos

Topics that make a difference.

At Prognos you can truly make a difference. Our work has an impact on the development of our country, our society and our future. We consider this relevance a great privilege – and a great responsibility. We take on every task without political bias, with the most careful attention and honest curiosity. That is what we are known for. That is what we are appreciated for.

People who inspire.

At Prognos, we are a team – closely connected across our nine locations, with an excellent staff of more than 150 experts from a wide range of scientific fields, from social sciences to economics or the natural sciences. At Prognos, we know each other, in some cases for many years. This means we know exactly whom to consult – and that everyone can be always approached. This personal exchange is one of our greatest strengths: A key element of our business culture is ongoing knowledge transfer and exchange of perspectives. Given our wide range of expertise, this not only makes sense from an academic point of view, but it is also a source of great personal pleasure.

Prognos makes working easy.

We work with a great passion for our clients and topics. Our job demands it. This is exactly why we ensure the most pleasant working conditions possible. This means: You get the infrastructure and equipment you need whether travelling or in the workplace. You can work flexibly, be it at the office or, when needed, from home or on the road. Plus, we can discuss anything else - from moving to another Prognos location to adjusting your workload. Of course, we will not be able to fulfil every individual wish in detail. But you can feel confident that we will try. One thing, however, is not up for negotiation: Vacation is vacation, and it must be taken in full.

Taking initiative? Most welcome.

Your team would like to try out a new form of teamwork? You want to participate in the "Women Together" program or maybe even launch an innovative project for the company? You would like to have an office dog? Or would you like to take up in-office yoga? Just go ahead and take the initiative. We are an organization of direct paths and dialogue. How our community will evolve is a discussion in which we all participate. In principle, everything is possible – as long as agreement from colleagues and alignment with our common goals are ensured. In principle, everything is possible - provided that there is agreement among the colleagues and that it is aligned with our goals. We are thinkers and doers. And preferably together.

Prognos combines leadership with attitude.

At Prognos, "good leadership" means more than reaching set company goals. To us, leading means: (A) leading the way with the right attitude, (B) allowing for individual freedom in the work, (C) making best possible use of the power of our community. This is our way of motivating each other for excellence and vigour. It all starts with listening: Our managers set time aside for employees. Even at the executive management level, the door is always open for dialogue and participation, because we want to know what you have to say – be it professional or organizational. We are not a major corporation. We hear your words, wishes and suggestions – and they carry weight. For company projects, we use the best ideas of our workforce and involve our coworkers in important decisions


Opportunities that open doors.

What do you see as your next step? At Prognos there is no way around this question concerning your future.  Clarity about where you are headed in your career is the only way we can work together to make it happen. In your way. At your pace. That is very important to us. Quite simply, we are convinced that satisfaction is the best driver for an excellent performance. Prognos gives you space to grow – career-wise, professionally and personally. 

Benefits: What we offer you.

A motivating company culture characterised by appreciation, collegial cooperation and a pleasant working atmosphere – that is what we offer you. For us, this also includes benefits that will really help you get ahead.

Even more benefits at a glance: PDF Download [in German]

Work autonomously.

We trust each other. This means, for example, trust-based working hours that you can schedule for yourself.  

Smartphone, laptop & clear boundaries.

Thanks to our modern IT infrastructure, you can work anywhere, anytime. And that is without expectations concerning your availability outside working hours.

Sharing knowledge.

Lifelong learning is more than just a buzzword for us. Develop your skills in one of the 50 in-house seminars or by exchanging roles on the "Other Perspectives Day".

Stay healthy.

From urban sports membership to business yoga to ergonomics at work – your health is important to us!

Making the right provisions.

We deal with the future on a daily basis – including yours! We support you, from retirement provisions to capital-forming payments.

Remuneration: fixed salary plus bonuses.

We owe our achievements to our teams! That is why we want you to participate in the company's success – as part of a team and by setting individual targets, fairly and transparently.

Travelling in comfort.

We make travelling as pleasant and flexible as possible: with BahnCard, Jobrad & Co.

Engagements & Awards

Feel free to contact us.

Melanie Nogossek

Head of HR/Recruiting

+49 211 9131 6110

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About us

Prognos – Providing Orientation.

Prognos is one of the oldest economic research centres in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Prognos experts have been conducting research for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors since 1959 – politically independent, scientifically sound.

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