Pros: vacation days
Cons: compensation, work and responsibilities are routine and monotonous
The most enjoyable part of the job is that no work is brought home. There is little stress to endure and its a pretty stable place to work. Work can be cyclical especially in research focused settings and things can be very slow during the down times. A large downside is that when you begin a job you might as well congratulate yourself because you just reached the peak of your career there. There are no raises or bonuses or climbing up any ladder. So, the motivation, excitement, and caring begins to dwindle when this is realized. Most bosses in this setting are also not people with any type of business leadership background. They're people who went to school for academics who then happen to now have people work for them. As a result it can create at times an unprofessional environment, lack of direction/clarity, poor team cohesiveness, and poor engagement with employees. There are no performance reviews so there is no feedback on how you are doing, if you're doing well, or what you can do better so there is little to gain or strive for from a personal growth standpoint.