Pros: summer and winter company parties/celebrations
Cons: medical benefits tend to include a exhorbitantly high deductible.
A typical day starts early for me. I come in, gather data from our Maccor 4000 machine which ran a learning cycle for the battery packs.
Unload the batteries, load new batch and enter in a given filename and run program (for about 5 hours).
What I learned: more about battery chemistry, various batteries the company makes for portable medical devices such as defibrulators, AEDs, and more recently a device that settles serious back pain.
What is enjoyable about my job in the lab is a more laid back and relaxed workplace (compared to assembly which as an hourly quota for building packs). I have experienced both areas of the company.
Management is quite transparent to its employees regarding business decisions that affect everyone and how the company is performing on a quarterly basis and gives an overal rating card (green, yellow or red).
My co-workers in the test lab are easy to get along with and we engage in occasional humorous banter.