Great source of knowledge and experience of food microbiology, but not much else.
Pros: great knowledge of the field gained, lab experience.
Cons: pay doesn't seem to be competitve, benefits only after 1 year with company.
I have learned a ton about food microbiology and what it takes to work in a professional lab, but the way this company is structured, it is only a career option for a few people. Even though the pay and benefits aren't good, the experience gained can surely be transformed into the career you want if this is your field of choice.