Think twice and then opt for another job.
Cons: unfair practices, rules are made up at they go along, months of no weekends off, every holiday is deemed a day of work, no holiday pay as you must use leave to take that day off, management is fiercely unyielding, etc.
HIM Department is run with absolutely no regard or respect for any employee who does not hold a supervisory position or better. The interviewing process is extremely deceptive as it is very inviting, warm, and gives the impression of a very pleasant and fair place to work. Once ensconced into a position with this department, one quickly realizes that the management style is that of pit bulls with pink purses who feed off each other with the tenacity of raptors. It is standard practice to works months without a weekend off and to work every holiday unless it is requested off, which is granted if management is in a good mood. Employees are held to a standard of production but are unable to monitor themselves. If one falls short they are quickly reprimanded with disciplinary action that is designed to hinder any form of advancement. Even the most seasoned have been known to get caught up in this vortex because of the restrictions of not being able to see for themselves on a regular basis if they are up to the standard before its too late. Turnover for employees is frequent and swift as this department has one of the most hostile working environments one could imagine. Run, do not walk, as quickly as you can for another job where hopefully you won't feel as if you've fallen into the starring role of "12 Years a Slave"!! Also, this job is going to voice recognition soon and the staff will be downsized to that end. You have to wonder if the policy will be "last hired, first fired". Forewarned is forearmed.