Pros: the company and industry are interesting, salary and benefits are good, rank and file employees care about their jobs and try to do the best they can.
Cons: negative work environment, low morale, high turnover, managers make bad decisions because it avoids problems, too much work, too little staff, hours are long, culture of backstabbing and blaming, poor it systems that don't interface well with each other creating more work, private equity owned so bottom line is the only important thing.
The company was purchased by a private equity firm in 2007 so the focus is no longer on building for the long-term and investing in people. It is now focused on building the company's value so the current owners can sell the company and make a profit for their investors.
The work is interesting and challenging but the work/life balance is not good – more... and burns people out. Managements' focus is the bottom line. As a result turnover is high and a lot of good people have left. It used to be a great place to work, but not anymore. – less