Intellectually stimulating vs. Pay
Pros: great colleagues, intellectually stimulating, opportunities to present at conferences
Cons: long hours, terrible pay, annoying commute
This position tends to have a lot of turn over and as an employee you are expected to work upwards of 70 hours for not great compensation. As a research engineer, there is no posibility of advancing within the company, but merely a stepping stone to the next place in your career.