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Our Benefits

As a global employer with a diverse population, we understand everyone’s benefit needs are different.

Because your well-being is important to us, we offer benefit programs and resources for you and your dependents to support what’s important to you. If you’re considering a role that’s based outside of the United States, please contact your local recruiter for details about the specific benefits offered in that country.


FLEX & CHOICE is an employee-centric reimagining of how we work. We built FLEX & CHOICE based on employee feedback – it is about flexibility, trust, and choice whenever possible. It’s been a journey of disruption that has yielded the best of our values. We offer as much flexibility as possible, and choices that enable you to be most productive, including benefits that meet your needs and learning opportunities that you feel passionate about.

FLEX & CHOICE Evolved—Flexibility, Trust, and Choice

FLEX & CHOICE at Palo Alto Networks

We aim to be the most employee-centric company there is. Our programs are centered around employee choice and making the absolute best employee experience possible. Learn more about a few initiatives below. 

FLEXLearn: Your needs, strengths, and passions make you unique. FLEXLearn embraces your individuality and helps you achieve your learning ambitions – whatever they are.

FLEXBenefits (non-entity contractors excluded): We provide benefits that put you in the driver’s seat — giving you the final say of what you need and how you get it. We offer resources to meet you wherever you are in life to make sure you and your family are healthy, supported and protected.

FLEXLead: Great leaders continuously raise their game, enhance their skills and improve their effectiveness. FLEXLead is our leadership toolkit, designed for leaders and available to all, to provide continuous learning resources that fuel our growth.

FLEXLocation: Our offices are designed to empower employees to work collaboratively in groups, or find a quiet nook to sit in. Those hired into remote roles, we encourage team gatherings where possible, and use collaboration tools to bring the same amazing experience to life. 

FLEX Public Holidays: We value employees as diverse individuals. We offer the choice to celebrate the local public holidays in the country you work in, or request to swap that day for one that is more meaningful to you personally.


You decide what you need and how you get it. We offer resources that ensure you and your family are healthy, supported, and protected—including a global benefits program to spend $1,000 per year on items or experiences that refresh and bring joy.



We value your health and provide options so you can choose what best supports your lifestyle and personal health goals. Various nationwide plans — including Blue Shield of California, Kaiser Permanente, Delta Dental, VSP, and more — are available to you and your family. Our providers offer the flexibility you want and the coverage you need.



With a large on-site gym and daily, instructor-led exercise classes at HQ in Santa Clara, Palo Alto Networks actively supports employee fitness. Our juice bar, Gym & Juice, features fresh juice blends, a quick and nutritious option pre- or post-workout. And our ongoing wellness speaker series highlights the latest trends in health and wellness.



Professional development is serious business at Palo Alto Networks, where the Talent Development team offers 25+ courses to help employees boost their careers and develop leadership capability.

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Most roles are eligible for equity grants, and we now offer new hires a quarterly vesting schedule right away. We want you to be fairly compensated and rewarded as soon as you make an impact – on our team, that happens immediately! And because we consider every employee a stakeholder in our long-term success, we offer an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) with a 24-month lookback. From life insurance to health savings accounts, we provide ways to help you protect and grow your wealth. Palo Alto Networks offers both traditional and Roth 401(k) options, along with a company match of 50% to a max annual amount of $1,000. 


Time Off

In addition to paid corporate holidays, Flexible Time Off programs empower our employees to balance their work schedules with personal time off. We offer 12 weeks of full pay for medical leave and 6 weeks of full pay for parental leave. As a company with strong ties to the military and veterans, we also offer 26 weeks of full pay for military leave.

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Our corporate discount program provides employees with significant discounts on merchandise, travel and entertainment. We offer many on-site perks at headquarters, including cafeterias, fuel service, dry cleaning service, EV charging stations, and a company store. We also provide complimentary drinks, fresh fruit, and snacks in break rooms across our campus to help everyone power through the day.

Life At Palo Alto Networks