Pros: learning new skills, multiple responsibilities, small creative teams, beautiful friendly community
Cons: temp status, no benefits, no advancement opportunities, low pay
I loved my time at here, however advancement and job security is virtually impossible. I worked as a contracted temporary hourly employee. My first assignment lasted 6 months, 2nd 7 months, and my last was 10 months.
Good: I got to work in my specialty, and also got opportunities to learn new skills. My managers were very approachable and my co-workers – more... were helpful and worked well as a team. The location of the company is ideal, in a small family friendly village outside of Buffalo, and I was able to walk to work in very safe environment.
Not so good: The pay was enough to break even every month, but we did get overtime opportunities a few times a year. As a "temp" employee I hardly received any respect despite my 3 year tenure there, responsibilities on the project, as well as an MFA degree in my field. We sometimes had to fight for (and denied) recognition of our work that was sometimes created for the CFO of the company. Many times our suggestions and opinions were met with blank stares, and we were often assumed to be interns (despite some of us with graying hair). – less