Pros: meeting lifelong friends, free coffee/tea, free bagels on payday, random pizza parties. if you need a job, it's a job
Cons: no acknowledgement of a good job, poor pay compared to similar jobs, not actually caring about the environment. day shift gets brunt of work
You work very hard for little pay but when you're just out of college, it's one of the few ways you can get experience. Management only focuses on the negative and doesn't give you feedback when you ask how to fix what you're doing wrong (particularly if you work in organics). It seems like they'd rather spend money on renovation and a TV's in the cafeteria – more... and lobby than on keeping employees. And despite what the lobby TV says, they don't actually care about the environment when there's a lack of recycling in some of the labs. All surface, no substance. Their biggest priorities are profits and looking good for the client.
I heard the Massachusetts location has a better work environment so maybe the low morale is just in NJ. I'm oversimplifying this but moral of the story is free coffee and bagels don't make for happy employees – less