This paper examines how stress at the workplace affects an individual and their family. Nowadays, stress is an almost inevitable disease, which many people face knowingly or unknowingly. It is present in several areas, stress at the workplace being one of the most common types of stress. The aim of the paper is to detemine how the employees of a selected company perceive stress, what is their main source of stress and whether they find it difficult to coordinate work and family life. With the help of the selected company, I will try to find out how the company faces stress among the employees and what measures are applied to reduce or prevent stress. I will focus on three completely different areas within the company, namely human resources, development centre and production. These areas differ one from another regarding their work methods, required level of education and responsibility of the work itself.