Pros: plenty of vacation, sick and personal time - and very flexible with taking off. tution reimbursement, great 401k plan, union and summer schedule
Cons: not much advancement, no merit raises only annual union raise, very top heavy, will not send low level employees on seminars, only management.
The Research Foundation of Cuny is a good place to work if you're trying to build up your experience. It offers tuition reimbursement and plenty, and i mean plenty of vacation, personal, and sick time. Keep in mind you're working with Cuny, so when the school is off, you are off. Of course, we do not receive summer vacation, but we do receive summer – more... hours. Meaning, we have our choice of either Monday or Friday off. Keep in mind that you are asked to work longer hours to compensate for the day off. The job security is exceptional, as we are in a union. However, because you are in a union, the company never gives merit raises. You'll have to rely on your yearly raise by the union, which is usually about 3 percent. the 401k is great - the employee puts in a mandatory 3% and the company matches 8%. as for management, it is very top heavy. And you'll find yourself very frustrated when trying to get something accomplished, as there are just to many people trying to blockade simple solutions. Everyone just wants to make sure they don't have to take the blame, which can fault the client to a certain degree. At the end of the day, they're doing everything possible, to not be held liable for any issue. So it can be frustrating trying to help a client out. – less