Working in Vienna FAQ

Working in Vienna FAQ

Some sectors like IT and a number of international companies as well as the international organisations use English as their working language. Learning the language though is unlikely to harm your job prospects.
Currently there is very little cast-iron certainty about what the UK's decision to leave the EU might mean for those who are resident since before the referendum, as well as those who have come to Austria since the referendum was held. As we get news and the situation changes we'll be keeping people informed through this forum.
This co-working thread in our forums looks at some of the co-working possibilities - others doubtless also exist.
Good Friday is not a statutory public holiday pursuant to Article 7 para. 2 of the Arbeitsruhegesetz (ARG), but is a public holiday for certain protestant confessions, stated in Article 7 para. 3 ARG. It is not enough to just claim to be a protestant, you would also need to prove it (e.g. by paying church tax), and having declared it on your registration (Anmeldung). If you are not a Protestant, and therefore can't get exert a right to treat it as a public holiday, the chances are that if you work in an Austrian company, most people will be sloping off early, of might take it is a holiday day, given that usually it coincides with the school holidays.