Why Penn?


Why Penn?

Penn is a Best Employer

WorldatWork 2017 Seal of DistinctionWe are frequently cited as an outstanding employer due to the environment and benefits we provide. We’ve had the honor of being officially recognized for our efforts in many areas, including workforce diversity, a healthy work environment, and worklife balance programs.

Read more about our exceptional workplace and some of the awards we’ve received as an outstanding employer.


The Benefits of Working at Penn

Penn offers not only a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia, but also a wealth of opportunities and a wide array of employee benefits, including: comprehensive health care options, a competitive retirement program, health promotion and wellness services, and tuition assistance.

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Our Culture

An Ivy League institution with a world-renowned reputation, Penn provides a stimulating environment focused on educational advances, ground-breaking research and community development. 

We’re the largest private employer in the city of Philadelphia, and our breadth of job opportunities gives you the chance to do just about anything you want. You’ll find great potential for career growth and mobility, along with a number of resources to support you in achieving that professional growth.

The people at Penn make us the great institution we are, and we want you to feel valued, appreciated and rewarded for the amazing things you do every day. That’s why our total compensation package goes far above and beyond our competitive salaries. Excellent healthcare and retirement benefits, valuable professional development resources, supportive worklife balance programs and much more.

Penn is proud of our diverse, multi-cultural workforce. Many different social, economic and cultural backgrounds combine to create an environment that’s robust and always interesting. And each individual contributes a distinct perspective and set of experiences that help generate new ideas and elevate Penn to the global leadership position we enjoy.

You’ll find Penn to be a vibrant, stimulating place to work—on so many levels. Our beautiful urban campus is part of a lively Philadelphia community. Dining, shopping and entertainment options abound. And you can take advantage of a multitude of cultural attractions including museums, art galleries, theater, music and dance performances, and sporting events.


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Meet Our People

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The Penn Community

Penn is a vibrant, stimulating place to work on so many levels. From the exciting daily happenings of university life to the beautiful urban campus to the lively surrounding community, Penn is the place to be.

There’s always something going on at Penn, whether it’s a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you’re right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.

Plus, you’re right in the heart of University City and the greater West Philadelphia area. With new restaurants, retail outlets, and residences springing up constantly, West Philadelphia is in the midst of a renaissance. For many years, Penn has worked closely with the surrounding community to revitalize and restore the area, and that partnership has been extraordinarily successful. West Philadelphia is rapidly becoming a fashionable shopping, dining and living destination.

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