Pros: standard benefits, piped in music while you work
Cons: long hours, low pay, difficult to use pto, stressful, and high turnover
If you're into overtime (voluntary and more times mandatory), this job is for you!
As for the work day, be ready to handle the work load of two and a half people for the wage of one, which is remarkably lower than the average for the work you'll do (in ALL departments). The only way to get a raise is to transfer into another department. Then expect the same amount of work, if not more for .50 cents to a buck an hour. For the bi-lingual folks, you can earn a whopping .15 cents an hour more over your English only counterparts! Most often, promotions are selected by whom you know, and how well you fraternize with low level management (supervisors) over quality.
The PTO is great if you can ever use it. Most people will accrue time they can't use because of the mandatory 9 and 10 hour (variable) shifts, and the sense of "we need you" and "black out" periods. If you request a day or two off several weeks in advance, you have a 99% chance it will be turned down or flat out ignored. The only way off is to find someone to swap schedules. In reality, no PTO used. Note: If you have a substantial PTO balance by years end, you can only forward 40 hours to be used by the first quarter of the following year. All previous time will be lost. To add insult to injury, if you fall victim to unused PTO, you won't be able to sell back any of your unused time .
Management: "Yes men". Enough said!
Business Culture: Stat and metrics heavy...
Current & Future outlook: 2 CEOs in 1 1/2 years, and a huge uptick in hiring "Temps" to fill huge back-logs due to budget cuts and closing various operations.