Pros: vacation time accrues quickly, training opportunities if you seek them out
Cons: management not in contact with staff, no reviews, no raises, no bonuses
The average lifespan of a JRI employee, to my knowledge, is 2 years... and this is why. It's a job where people come to get entry level experience, may move up, but only meekly because the options are few and far between, and the ceiling is pretty low. There are no incentives to stay. Vacation time does accrue quickly but it maxes out at 4 weeks. No performance reviews, no contact with management to give feedback or voice concerns, no raises based on merit or length of employment, no maternity benefits (other than those legally mandated), and the expectations are high. Work holidays, nights, and weekends. Be available by phone always. If it takes over 40 hours you are expected to do it- with no compensation. The clientele is great, most of the colleagues are too. There are some pretty excellent training opportunities but JRI won't ask if you want them, you have to seek them out and then ask for funding. The overhead is so much and the 8-10 VP's of JRI get paid BIG BUCKS, but where are they???