Pros: free donuts, chance to learn, incentives.
Cons: no room for advancement, little compensation.
I learned a whole lot about the diesel and transit field in the time I was here, I really enjoyed working here. My supervisor was really cool, understanding, and did not hesitate to help when I had a question – more... or wasn't sure how to do something. We'd get little perks here and there like safety meetings every Wednesday with free donuts. Incentives for safe working, luncheons, paid holidays. However, it is really sad once you talk to some of the guys that have been there a good while, and realize they are making what I would consider to be minimum wage for their line of work. Especially because a lot of those guys actually know what they're doing and are good at it, however they made mistakes in the past that have caused them to have negative records (criminal, DUI...) and because of that they can't just find work anywhere. It's this very reason a lot of them have chosen to stay working there and the company sadly takes advantage of that and does not compensate them what they really deserve. I worked with some really talented people who all shared the same background. Anyone else who had a choice to leave, did leave. Including myself. It wasn't what I did that I didn't like, even though I did some of the dirtiest work they had to offer. It was the fact that I had been there over a year and when I asked for a raise, they gave me $0.25.. and I KNEW I deserved more because my supervisor and even some supervisors that weren't MY supervisors told me I was worth more than that. So I had to come to the realization that, the longer I stayed here, the more time I wasted I could have been working hard elsewhere where they would compensate me for what I deserve. If it wasn't for this, I would happily still be working there. – less